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  • Mass digitization of Canadian public broadcaster’s audiovisual archive

    May 22, 2017

    CBC/Radio-Canada have announced the mass digitization of the public broadcaster’s audiovisual archive collection. CBC will digitise 720,000 physical media assets (audio and video) while Radio-Canada will digitise more than 650,000 assets that include audio, video and film.

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    www.iasa-web.org
  • Internet Archive wins Webby Lifetime Achievement award

    May 18, 2017

    The Internet Archive has received Webby Lifetime Achievement award for its commitment to making the world’s knowledge available online and preserving the history of the Internet itself. With a vast collection of digitized materials and tools like the Wayback Machine, Archive.org has become a vital resource not only...

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    blog.archive.org
  • WGBH Makes Video Captioning Accessible and Affordable with Free Software Innovation

    May 8, 2017

    The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH has developed free downloadable captioning software, the Caption and Description Editing Tool (CADET), which they will unveil to the public on May 11. The new tool, funded in part by a grant from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura...

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    www.wgbh.org
  • Cloud Video Intelligence: Video Will Become Text

    April 24, 2017

    At last week’s Google Cloud Next Conference held in San Francisco, Google announced a new API (application programme interface) entitled Cloud Video Intelligence. With such an application, developers will be able to detect objects within videos and make them word-searchable, as well as detecting scene changes and...

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    lukemckernan.com
  • Software Preservation Is a Job for the Government, UNESCO Says

    April 18, 2017

    Software has shaped our lives and culture for decades, and now the United Nations will make a push to get world governments to work toward preserving it....

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    motherboard.vice.com
  • Mappings makeover: how to improve data quality

    April 18, 2017

    Data mapping can be a tedious task, but yet never boring! A crucial process that shouldn’t be underestimated, defining mappings is key to accommodate schema differences at source. These efforts imply coming up with strategies and solutions that can have a huge impact on data output quality.

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    pro.europeana.eu
  • Biritsh Library Launches Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

    April 17, 2017

    The British Library is launching Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, a major preservation and access project which has received a £9.5m National Lottery grant. The funding will enable the formation of the first ever national network of ten sound preservation centres.

    Source: 
    www.bl.uk
  • National Museum of Singapore explores digital avenues to engage visitors

    April 12, 2017

    The National Museum of Singapore is exploring the use of data analytics and augmented reality (AR) to better engage with its audiences.

    Source: 
    www.channelnewsasia.com
  • Designing subtitles for 360° content

    April 11, 2017

    BBC R&D has been exploring the possibilities of immersive forms of content including 360° video and virtual reality (VR) where the viewer can look in any direction. It has been doing research into how people direct their attention and how to overlay information whilst working with production to understand what...

    Source: 
    www.bbc.co.uk
  • Vatican library plans to digitise 82,000 of its most valuable manuscripts

    April 4, 2017

    Vatican Apostolic Library, founded in 1451 and considered one of the world’s most important research libraries, is hoping in the next four years to archive its entire collection of 82,000 manuscripts, comprising more than 41 million pages.

    Source: 
    www.telegraph.co.uk
  • Easier Access to EBU's Media Intelligence Service

    March 29, 2017

    The Media Intelligence Service is the market research unit of the EBU. 

    Source: 
    www.ebu.ch
  • DAS Program Released

    March 29, 2017

    The 2017 DAS program includes: MTV: Archiving the History of Music Television Automated Metadata AI and its Role in Managing and Archiving Digital Assets Netflix: Cloud-based Media Management and Distribution

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    www.digitalassetsymposium.com
  • Creative Partnership between Kingston University and British Film Institute (BFI)

    March 23, 2017

    Kingston University London is partnering with the British Film Institute (BFI) on a new pilot which allows students to reuse material from the world's leading moving image archive as part as their degree. It marks the first time that the BFI has licensed its archive for reuse by university students on a course...

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    www.kingston.ac.uk
  • A Library of Congress Lab: More Use and More Users of Digital Collections

    March 15, 2017

    The National Digital Initiatives division of the Library of Congress seeks to facilitate even more use of the Library’s digital collections. Emerging disciplines — like data science, data journalism and digital humanities that take advantage of new computing tools and infrastructure — provide a model for creating...

    Source: 
    blogs.loc.gov
  • The Soviet View: A Major Archive Comes Online

    March 13, 2017

    The British Film Institute is collaborating with an imprint of SAGE Publishing to issue a three-part set of rare film footage, Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda. The BFI National Archive, and Adam Matthew, an imprint of SAGE Publishing, which issues digital primary source collections for...

    Source: 
    www.movingimagearchivenews.org
  • Slides: Data Science at the British Museum

    March 6, 2017

    How do you transform a traditionally un-data-orientated organisation into being data-driven armed with data science processes and plenty of enthusiasm?...

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    www.dcc.ac.uk
  • BBC RemArc - How BBC Archives can help people with dementia

    March 2, 2017

    The BBC Archive just launched an updated, improved version of BBC RemArc - the BBC Reminiscence Archive - which is designed to trigger memories and reminiscences in people with dementia. On the BBC R&D Blog an article was published on why it was built, how the project came about, and what lessons were learned in...

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    www.bbc.co.uk
  • DPC: Digital Strategy for The National Archives

    March 1, 2017

    The Digital Preservation Coalition has been working to develop a new Digital Strategy for The National Archives. Like the National Archives, archives worldwide are grappling with the issues of preserving digital records and the need to be relevant to our audiences: public, government, academic researchers and the...

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    www.dpconline.org
  • Blog: Saving At-Risk Audiovisual Materials

    March 1, 2017

    Many audiovisual collections are considered at risk. Years of data could be lost through deterioration of the original media unless it can be transferred to more durable digital formats. Libraries and other cultural institutions are rediscovering the value of these collections and are taking steps to preserve the...

    Source: 
    americanlibrariesmagazine.org
  • NEDCC Announces New Audio Preservation Services

    February 16, 2017

    With the assistance of AVPreserve, NEDCC has completed a year-long business planning study to expand its digital audio preservation service. NEDCC is now investing in the additional facilities, equipment, and staffing to offer reformatting of audio content on a variety of other obsolete media, such as magnetic and...

    Source: 
    www.nedcc.org
  • Sleep Mode: the Art of the Screensaver

    February 14, 2017

    Sleep Mode has been developed in dialogue with the internationally renowned internet artist Rafaël Rozendaal. In his artistic practice Rozendaal addresses the anonymous and fleeting status of the typical, computer-generated image and communicates his fascination for the subversive, playful and diffuse character of...

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    sleepmode.hetnieuweinstituut.nl
  • FADGI’s 10th Anniversary: Adapting to Meet the Community’s Needs

    February 6, 2017

    Started in 2007 as a collaborative effort by federal agencies, FADGI has many accomplishments under its belt, including the widely implemented Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials (newly updated in 2016); open source software, including OpenDICE and AutoSFR and BWF MetaEdit; file format...

    Source: 
    blogs.loc.gov
  • President Trump Takes Office; Museums Need to Mobilize Now

    January 21, 2017

    In the coming weeks, President Trump will release a formal budget plan for Fiscal Year 2018, which begins October 1, 2017, and then Congress will begin the work of writing bills to fund federal government agencies and programs (and to complete the process for the current fiscal year, which began October 1, 2016)....

    Source: 
    www.aam-us.org
  • Shuffle 200,000 Tracks from European Sound Archives

    January 18, 2017

    Europeana Radio is a new platform to access thousands of historic tracks from audio collections in European libraries, universities, and other institutions....

    Source: 
    hyperallergic.com
  • veraPDF 1.0 released

    January 10, 2017

    The veraPDF consortium today announced the release of veraPDF 1.0, an open-source industry-supported PDF/A validator. Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF validates all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A).

    Source: 
    openpreservation.org

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