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  • VIAA presents: First Aid for Audiovisual Heritage

    November 1, 2018

    VIAA, the Flemish Institute for Archiving launched a new tool to help the man on the street with his/her personal audiovisual archive. On www.knowyourcarrier.com, people can find out what kind of audiovisual carrier they possess by answering some specific questions, as an individual or as a professional. VIAA also...

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    www.knowyourcarrier.com
  • When is a Copy Worth Doing Over? Case Study of Cornelia Chapin's Home Movies

    November 1, 2018

    Why would archives invest in new copies of films that have already been copied to a useable format? To illustrate this complicated tale, Archives of American Art presents as a case study the Cornelia Chapin Home Movies, found in the papers of artists Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin, and recently preserved with a...

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    www.aaa.si.edu
  • Sound Recordings From ARSC's Annual Conferences 2011-2013 Now Online

    November 1, 2018

    The Association for Recorded Sound Collections has made sound recordings and selected slide presentations from ARSC’s 45th, 46th, and 47th annual conferences publically available. ...

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    www.arsc-audio.org
  • AAPB Launches Transcribe to Digitize Challenge

    November 1, 2018

    Earlier this year, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) launched FIX IT+, a crowdsourcing tool that invites the public to help improve the searchability of over 50,000 hours of historic public television and radio programming. Now, with the generous support of George Blood, a digitization service...

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    fixitplus.americanarchive.org
  • Sound and Vision Starts Archiving GIFs

    November 1, 2018

    GIFs have become an inseparable part of digital culture. Despite that, GIFs have not been widely recognised as cultural heritage and have not found their way into archival collections. However, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision considers GIFs as a broader cultural phenomenon that appropriates easily...

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    www.beeldengeluid.nl
  • Launch of a New Podcast Series "Stories of AV Archives"

    November 1, 2018

    The AV Think Tank - an international group of experts from the audiovisual and sound archiving and digital culture communities initiated by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision - are releasing the first episode of their new podcast series Stories of AV Archives. This new series seeks to make the work of AV...

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    soundcloud.com
  • Here's what's going on during 2018's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

    October 24, 2018

    The world is celebrating audiovisual heritage this Saturday with over 50 events taking place at heritage institutions around the globe. Have a look at CCAAA's list to find out all about it.

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    www.ccaaa.org
  • How Archivists Could Stop Deepfakes From Rewriting History

    October 17, 2018

    Today, the threat to our collective memory might be bit rot. Tomorrow, attacks by deepfake propagandists. How do archivists deal with the "looming threat" of deepfakes? Archivists have been concerned with provenance well before the emergence of digital manipulation tools.

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    gizmodo.com
  • Kodak relaunches Ektachrome film after 6-year absence

    October 2, 2018

    Ektachrome film was the choice for generations of filmmakers. Ektachrome is noted for its clean, vibrant colors, and fine grain, with its unique look likely to make it once again a popular choice among film shooters engaged in product, landscape, nature, and fashion photography.

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    www.digitaltrends.com
  • Library Of Congress Launches Online Screening Room of Free Motion Pictures

    September 27, 2018

    The Library of Congress has digitized hundreds of hours of motion pictures that will be freely available on the newly launched National Screening Room website.  Most of the content in the National Screening Room is in the public domain. Movies that the Library believes to be in the public domain are fully...

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    www.loc.gov
  • Shortlist for the 2018 FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards

    September 19, 2018

    The juries of the 2018 FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards have announced their shortlists. We wish to congratulate the shortlisted candidates. Read all about the projects. The winners will be announced on Thursday 11th October at the FIAT/IFTA World Conference.

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    fiatifta.org
  • Is it Too Late to Save Myanmar's Classic Films?

    September 10, 2018

    Myanmar's rich cinematic heritage is at the risk of being lost forever, with many old films already beyond hope of restoration. Myanmar’s merciless heat, torrential rains and stifling humidity took its toll on delicate film reels in a country that had neither the resources nor know-how to store them properly. After...

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    www.unreservedmedia.com
  • AI and the Archive: the making of BBC's Made by Machine

    September 7, 2018

    It had never been done before, and the idea would make many a broadcaster’s eyes go wide with wonder. Use artificial intelligence (AI) to help create two nights of experimental programming on network BBC TV on BBC Four, by delving into the treasures of the vast BBC Archive. And then dig deeper, and use AI and...

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    www.bbc.co.uk
  • DNA: A Solution for All Data Storage Woes?

    September 4, 2018

    DNA, the blueprint of life, could potentially solve the problems of long-term mass storage capacity that keep archivists awake at night. But using DNA as a storage medium has potentially huge implications for archivists of all kinds, not just moving-image archivists. A dynamic new solution to storage challenges...

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    www.movingimagearchivenews.org
  • Why the Future of Data Storage is (Still) Magnetic Tape

    August 29, 2018

    Indeed, tape may be one of the last information technologies to follow a Moore’s Law–like scaling, maintaining that for the next decade, if not beyond. And that streak in turn will only increase the cost advantage of tape over hard drives and other storage technologies. Even though you may rarely see it outside of a...

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    spectrum.ieee.org
  • NASA reveals 19,000 hours of Apollo 11 audio

    August 28, 2018

    NASA and the University of Texas, Dallas have now released 19,000 hours of additional recordings between ground control and the astronauts on board the historic Apollo 11 mission. The hours and hours of audio encompasses every single communication between the astronauts, mission control and back-room support staff...

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    www.nasa.gov
  • Reviving the archive with GIFs

    July 30, 2018

    A Graphics Interchange Format, or a GIF, is such an unassuming yet very powerful format spreading virally across all digital communication channels. Its raw characteristics and DIY making approach inspired Sound and Vision to explore new possibilities for opening up and reinterpreting archival audio-visual...

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    www.beeldengeluid.nl
  • EYE Filmmuseum's newest employee is a robot

    June 11, 2018

    A computer program that works day and night creating experimental films that match early twentieth century footage with current trending events. This is Jan Bot, EYE Filmmuseum's first robot employee.

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    www.eyefilm.nl
  • New FIAT/IFTA Commission: Value, Use and Copyrights

    June 4, 2018

    The Value, Use and Copyrights Commission’s core objective is to gather and share experience and knowledge of all aspects in the process of opening up collections in a digital environment in order to increase awareness and grow the value of audiovisual archives worldwide.

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    fiatifta.org
  • Universal Aims to Restore More Classic Silent Films

    May 30, 2018

    At a screening of a restoration of the 1928 silent film 'The Man Who Laughs' at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the studio revealed that it will be restoring 10 new titles in the next few years.

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    www.hollywoodreporter.com
  • Digital Preservation Awards launched for 2018

    May 25, 2018

    The search for the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors has begun again this year, with the launch of the 2018 Digital Preservation Awards! Entry is now open for nominations as part of the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organizations who have made significant and...

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    dpconline.org
  • Christopher Nolan's Version of Vinyl: Unrestoring '2001'

    May 14, 2018

    In a world of high-definition and 4K resolution, Christopher Nolan is time-traveling to the days of analog. He restored Stanley Kubricks epic masterpiece exactly as Kubrick intended, without digital manipulation. The occasional visible scratch would be allowed to slip through. 

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    www.nytimes.com
  • Historicizing Home Movie Practices: Two Complementary Perspectives

    May 10, 2018

    Recently, two doctoral dissertations on the home movie as a twentieth-century cultural practice saw the light of day. Tim van der Heijden defended his dissertation Hybrid Histories: Technologies of Memory and the Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies, 1895-2005 at Maastricht University in January. Tom Slootweg followed...

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    blog.euscreen.eu
  • Is Technology Bringing History to Life or Distorting It?

    May 10, 2018

    From colorized photos to recreating unrecorded speeches. The digital-age ability to make history more visceral has many in the field giddy. But not everyone is embracing the magic. For many history purists, creating images and sounds that depend on guesswork rubs against cherished academic norms.

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    www.washingtonpost.com
  • IASA-TC 06 Guidelines for the Preservation of Video Recordings

    May 7, 2018

    The first part of IASA's long awated preservation guidelines are now online. It focusses on the preservation of video recordings on conventional carriers. For the most part, this means the digitization of analogue videotapes, but it also encompasses the transfer of content from some types of digital videotapes.

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    www.iasa-web.org

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