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  • Music in Movement (MiM) Highlights the Richness of European Contemporary Music

    October 31, 2017

    Music in Movement (MiM) highlights the richness of European contemporary music by tracing the stories of four eminent composers: Louis Andriessen (NL), Pierre Boulez (FR), Arvo Pärt (EE) and Kazimierz Serocki (PL). Through accessible themes, quizzes and, most importantly, a wealth of music, MiM reaches out to a...

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    www.iasa-web.org
  • Digitization of FIAF's Collection of Audio Tapes

    October 27, 2017

    Over 600 audio tapes (1/4” open reel and audio cassettes) that document the history of FIAF Congresses and Executive Committee meetings, dating from 1975-1997, have been identified and sorted, and are now properly preserved. The tapes will be digitized in the coming months and will be made accessible to researchers...

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    www.fiafnet.org
  • 'Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage' available online

    October 27, 2017

    To celebrate this year's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, we're proud to present the Selected Readings from the 2015 SOIMA conference! SOIMA: Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage is available now and free to download....

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    prestocentre.org
  • An audiovisual look back at 40 years of FIAT/IFTA

    October 27, 2017

    FIAT/IFTA has taken an audiovisual look back at its own 40 year history in a series of interviews and moments in time from the archives which recall the founding of the Federation, its mission, growth, and impact since 1977.

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    fiatifta.org
  • DPN & AVPreserve Collaboration Wins 2017 NDSA Innovation Award

    October 25, 2017

    The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) received the 2017 NDSA Innovation Award in the organization category, in particular for the Digital Preservation Workflow Curriculum that AVPreserve collaborated on. The Innovation Awards were established by the NDSA “to recognize and encourage innovation in the field of...

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    www.avpreserve.com
  • Radio Garden wins FIAT/IFTA's Archive Innovation Award

    October 23, 2017

    Radio Garden allows you to explore an interactive globe filled with the past and present of more than 8,000 radio channels from all over the world. The Jury was convinced that this app gives us a trans-border experience with radio archives and the use of sound footage, which celebrates human communication. Radio...

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    fiatifta.org
  • PrestoCentre pioneer Richard Wright receives Lifetime Achievement Award at FIAT/IFTA

    October 23, 2017

    Two giants of our profession, Richard Wright and Anne Hanford, received special FIAT/IFTA Cubes for their lifelong merits for our field. Richard Wright, ex BBC R&D Engineer, is one of the key figures in PrestoCentre's history and helped guide the preservation community over the years. Anne Hanford was presented...

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    fiatifta.org
  • Mexican Film Archive Struck by Major Earthquake

    October 2, 2017

    The major earthquake that struck Mexico City on 19 September caused the loss of at least 319 lives. It also seriously damaged Permanencia Voluntaria Film Archive, the only independent film archive in Mexico specializing in the collection and preservation of popular films, which is located in Tepoztlán, the epicenter...

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    www.movingimagearchivenews.org
  • New BFI Filmography reveals complete story of UK film 1911-2017

    September 29, 2017

    The BFI has launched the BFI Filmography, the world’s first complete and accurate living record of UK cinema, which means everyone – from film fans and industry professionals to researchers and students – can now search and explore British film history, for free.

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    www.bfi.org.uk
  • The Web Site “Centuries of Sound” is Making a Mixtape for Every Year of Recorded Sound from 1860 to Present

    September 26, 2017

    The vibrations of the Metropolitan Elevated Railroad in Manhattan, a recitation of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," the announcements issuing forth from an inventor's attempt at a talking clock — a mix that provides the closest experience we can get to traveling in a sonic time machine. 

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    www.openculture.com
  • New suite of apps offers access to Irish film archive

    September 5, 2017

    The Irish Film Institute's Film Archive has launched a suite of apps to enable people to access its digital archive of film from anywhere in the world for free. Thousands of minutes of content, including Irish made films, shorts, documentaries, animation, advertisements and newsreels owned by the IFI are all available.

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    www.rte.ie
  • Explore the Early Years of Technicolor Film in 40,000 Documents

    August 29, 2017

    Over 40,000 documents related to the early years of Technicolor film are now available to explore online in high-resolution. The George Eastman Museum’s Technicolor Online Research Archive (TORA) was launched this month, with newly digitized technical drawings, photographs, notes, correspondence, and other rare...

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    hyperallergic.com
  • How Do People Dance? Choreometrics on Film.

    August 22, 2017

    The Association for Cultural Equity in New York, which musicologist Alan Lomax founded to explore and preserve expressive traditions such as music and dance, received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to restore and care for a set of “choreometric” films that Lomax and two colleagues made.

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    www.movingimagearchivenews.org
  • Who Needs Hard Drives? Scientists Store Film Clip in DNA

    July 12, 2017

    It was one of the very first motion pictures ever made: a galloping mare filmed in 1878 by the British photographer Eadweard Muybridge. It is now the first movie ever to be encoded in the DNA of a living cell, where it can be retrieved at will and multiplied indefinitely as the host divides and grows.

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    www.nytimes.com
  • MLAF, Standardized Link Container opens up More Connections between Media

    June 30, 2017

    Multimedia Linking Application Format (MLAF) has standardized a "bridget." This links bridge points between digital media resources potentially including time-period segments.  

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    mpeg.chiariglione.org
  • Introducing Automatically Matched Subtitles

    June 29, 2017

    BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach now subtitle all new content before it is uploaded and this is the result of a number of pieces of work across BBC R&D and the wider BBC aimed at finding cost-effective ways of increasing the quality and availability of subtitles.

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    www.bbc.co.uk
  • Silent Film Makes Noise

    June 23, 2017

    After years of poking around, Hanover film archivist John Tariot tracked down Where Are Your Husbands?, a 20-minute silent film that Van made under his Georges Mills film company in 1919. The film was among a stack of unidentified reels that been sitting in Library of Congress vault in Virginia.

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    www.vnews.com
  • The Great 78 Project

    May 15, 2017

    The Great 78 Project is a community project for the preservation, research and discovery of 78rpm records. The project will bring to light the decisions by music collectors over the decades and a digital reference collection of underrepresented artists and genres.

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    great78.archive.org
  • Mass digitization of Canadian public broadcaster’s audiovisual archive

    May 14, 2017

    CBC/Radio-Canada 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

    April 25, 2017

    The Internet Archive received a prestigious Webby award for its commitment to making the world’s knowledge available online and preserving the history of the Internet itself.

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    blog.archive.org
  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Launches Crowdsourcing Game

    April 20, 2017

    The online game allows members of the public to help AAPB professional archivists improve the searchability and accessibility of more than 40,000 hours of digitized, historic public media content.

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    americanarchivepb.wordpress.com
  • 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
  • Easier Access to EBU's Media Intelligence Service

    March 29, 2017

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

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    www.ebu.ch
  • 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...

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    blogs.loc.gov

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