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  • 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...

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    www.nedcc.org
  • 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...

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    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)....

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    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....

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    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).

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    openpreservation.org
  • veraPDF 0.28 released

    December 21, 2016

    The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. This is the final version before our version 1.0 release on January 9th 2017 making it an effective release candidate. New features include the schematron based policy checker and a fully functional greenfield implementation.

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    openpreservation.org
  • ECB tender for Digital Archiving and Preservation

    December 12, 2016

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has issued a tender for the provision of a DAP solution to enable the business to address and mitigate the risks to the authenticity and usability of information and provide the long-term management and preservation of its digital information holdings.

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    www.dpconline.org
  • Benchmarking Europeana against other web services

    December 7, 2016

    In the months of June and July of 2016 The DEN Foundation, partner of Europeana in the Europeana DSI project, conducted a small comparative research on the cultural content information services available on the Internet. The report can be found here.

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    pro.europeana.eu
  • Blago Markota Appointed Acting General Manager of HRT

    November 18, 2016

    The Croatian Parliament has appointed Blago Markota as the new Acting General Manager of Croatian Radio Television (HRT) with a majority of 115 votes in favour with four against and four abstentions....

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    www.ebu.ch
  • BBC R&D joins the Alliance for Open Media

    November 18, 2016

    BBC's R&D is joining Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix to develop compression standards, make them widely available, royalty free.

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    www.bbc.co.uk
  • Article: Ensuring Long-term Sustainability of Digital Assets

    November 17, 2016

    PERICLES and PrestoCentre just published an article on how to adress changes in context to ensure long-term sustainability of digital assets. In this article, the PERICLES project is proposing a compelling approach to the communities engaged in managing and preserving their digital asset. 

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    www.prestocentre.org
  • Formation: Task Force for Email Archives

    November 8, 2016

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Digital Preservation Coalition announced the formation of a Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives. The task force is charged with assessing current frameworks, tools, and approaches being taken toward these critical historical sources.

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    www.dpconline.org
  • Cold War bunker built to protect president now holds explosion-prone, historic films

    October 31, 2016

    The building nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains may have been designed to protect the president and $4 billion dollars in gold in the event of a nuclear fallout during the Cold War, but now the bunker is safeguarding some really old films that could very well start an explosion of their own....

    Source: 
    www.digitaltrends.com
  • IASA Research Grant - applications invited

    October 31, 2016

    The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) is now accepting applications for the IASA 2017 Research Grant. IASA members in good standing are welcome to apply....

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    www.iasa-web.org
  • Stolen Cultural Property and the Complex Path of Return

    October 13, 2016

    In the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property, prevention is key. As a stolen object is transported, sold or changes hands and as time elapses, the chances of its return or restitution become slim. Research, claims, seizure, proof and treaties come into play making “getting it back” a complicated...

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    www.unesco.org
  • European Year of Cultural Heritage proposed for 2018

    October 11, 2016

    The European Commission has proposed 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The final decision now lies with the European Parliament and the Council....

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    ec.europa.eu
  • IFFLA survey on shaping the future of preservation standards

    September 29, 2016

    IFLA's Key Initiative 3.2 states that we will work on Developing standards for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse forms.  In order to achieve this, a small committee of IFLA experts (from IFLA Professional Units, IFLA Core Activities and the wider network) has created a survey to collect...

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    www.ifla.org
  • EBU concerned about threat to HRT and public service media in Croatia

    September 24, 2016

    The EBU is deeply concerned about the threat to HRT in Croatia by plans to make a reduction of the licence fee part of the negotiations to form a new government. The MOST party want to make a 19% cut in the licence fee a pre-condition of entering into a coalition with HDZ....

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    www.ebu.ch
  • nestor and the Open Preservation Foundation sign Memorandum of Understanding

    September 15, 2016

    The Open Preservation Foundation and nestor have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim to facilitate discussion between the two organisations and to co-operate on activities to promote digital preservation.

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    openpreservation.org
  • Google Joins New SDN/NFV Open Source Networking Project

    August 1, 2016

    Open source groups focusing on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) have formed a new project, attracting new partners such as Google, Radisys and Samsung....

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    virtualizationreview.com
  • Japan's Last VHS Video Tape Recorder Maker Ends Production This Month

    July 28, 2016

    Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei reported that Funai Electric Company, Japan's last manufacturer of VHS video cassette tape recorders, will end production on the recorders this month. According to Nikkei, the company is halting production due to a declining market, and difficulty in obtaining the supply of parts....

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    www.animenewsnetwork.com
  • EBU Urges BEREC To Apply Strong EU Net Neutrality Rules

    July 26, 2016

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) urges the Bureau of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) to apply strong EU net neutrality rules by setting out robust and consistent guidelines for national regulators. The EBU believes that net neutrality is a pillar of media diversity in the digital age....

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    www.ebu.ch
  • European Commission to invest €8.5 billion in research and innovation in 2017

    July 26, 2016

    The European Commission announced an investment of €8.5 billion to be released during 2017 into research and innovation, following an update to the Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme.

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    ec.europa.eu
  • Threatened Audiovisual Material From Stage Arts Saved

    July 13, 2016

    VIAA offers the opportunity to stage arts organizations to digitise their audiovisual material and archive it sustainably in order to save their valuable material. Seventyfour stage arts organizations responded to the call of the centres of expertise Het Firmament and PACKED vzw, and of the support organization...

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    viaa.be
  • Using Algorithms to Understand Content

    July 4, 2016

    This is the third of a series of posts on the genesis of and ideas behind BBC's Editorial Algorithmsproject....

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    www.bbc.co.uk

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