Hot Topics

You are here

  • European Commission Releases Report on Digitisation in Europe

    April 7, 2011

    The Information Society and Media Directorate-General of the European Commission made its Second progress report on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and on digital preservation in the European Union publicly available last week, providing a useful overview of both projects and issues in...

  • DropBox Beats Amazon's New Cloud Based Music Locker

    April 3, 2011

    Amazon beat Google and Apple to the punch with its launch of a much awaited cloud based digital music locker on Tuesday, which lets its members upload their digital music files. The files can be either MP3 or AAC and can be uploaded in their original bit rate, then played back on their Android device or on any...

  • DISH Call for Proposals Opened

    April 1, 2011

    Digital Strategies for Heritage (DISH) is a bi-annual international conference on digital heritage and the strategies that heritage institutions can follow. DISH 2011 will be held December 6-9, 2011, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The call for proposals for conference papers is now open until May 22.     Digita...

  • AMIA 2011 Call for Proposals Now Open

    April 1, 2011

    The annual AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) Conference will be held on November 16-19 2011 in Austin, Texas. The Conference Committee encourages papers, panels and posters on all issues to do with audiovisual archives. Proposals can be submitted until May 10, 2011. ...

  • Institute of Network Cultures Presents Video Vortex Reader II: Moving Images Beyond YouTube

    March 12, 2011

    The Institute of Network Cultures published the latest INC reader #6, Video Vortex Reader II: moving images beyond YouTube during the Video Vortex #6 conference today. Video Vortex Reader II is the Institute of Network Cultures’ second collection of texts that critically explore the rapidly changing landscape of...

  • 7-Year Limit set by European Commission on Works Digitised by Google

    March 10, 2011

    Today, the European Commission issued a report calling for a 7-year limit on exclusivity deals that companies that digitise works from public bodies, including AV archives and libraries, should allow other companies and institutions to commercialise those materials. At the end of seven years, other groups would be...

  • Storage Firm EMC Digitizes CCP Archives

    March 7, 2011

    Storage firm EMC recently unveiled a massive digitization project that would convert the entire audio-visual collection of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) into digital format to preserve the nation’s cultural treasures and make them accessible to the world online....