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  • Blog: The Future of Television Archives

    December 11, 2017

    Over the last 20 years the technology of television has completely changed. Analogue transmission from huge aerials to bulky cathode-ray tube receivers has been replaced by digital transmission from aerials, satellites and fibre-optic cables, sent to flat screen LED devices. An even greater change is 'television'...

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    www.dpconline.org
  • Blog: What are Filmographies for?

    December 11, 2017

    What are filmographies for? That might seems to be an easy question to answer – a filmography is a list of films defined by a particular subject, much as a bibliography is a similarly defined list of books. But that says what a filmography is; it doesn’t say what it is for.

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    lukemckernan.com
  • The 'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species

    December 6, 2017

    The DPC's 'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species is a crowd-sourcing exercise to discover which digital materials our community thinks are most at risk, as well as those which are relatively safe thanks to digital preservation. By compiling and maintaining this list over the coming years, the DPC aims to...

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    dpconline.org
  • UK Historic Environment Agencies launch Declaration for the Preservation of Digital Intellectual Record

    December 6, 2017

    An alliance of key agencies concerned with the UK’s historic environment has launched their Declaration on Digital Preservation at a ceremony on International Digital Preservation Day. The alliance, called the Bedern Group, comprises the Archaeology Data Service, Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland and...

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    www.dpconline.org
  • A Musical Advent Calendar from the Norwegian Institute for Recorded Sound

    December 4, 2017

    The Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound launched a musical Advent Calendar with samples from the rich collections located in Stavanger. Their Argentinian-Danish librarian has made up the selection which, this year, comes from the gramophone project "The Other Singers" - in other words: vocally sparkling Stars.

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    www.recordedsound.no
  • Music and Mechanics – the exhibition goes live at Europeana

    November 20, 2017

    The new online exhibition ‘Music and Mechanics’ launched on Europeana. The exhibition looks for the different types of musical automata that exist on Europeana, but also focuses on relationships between manually operated or acoustic instruments and the mechanical instruments. How do machines reproduce the same...

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    blog.europeana.eu
  • 33 More Films Added to NFPF’s Online Field Guide to Sponsored Films

    November 10, 2017

    The National Film Preservation Foundation added 33 more films to its digital access project the Online Field Guide to Sponsored Films, a screening room that presents films from the 2006 book The Field Guide to Sponsored Films, written by Rick Prelinger and published by the NFPF with the generous support of the...

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    www.filmpreservation.org
  • Online platform Denmark on Film re-launches with new features

    November 1, 2017

    The Danish Film Institute re-launced its online platform, Denmark on Film, now with more than 600 films and clips from Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. New features include a timeline and thematic entries, which provide curated collections on such topics as The Occupation, Newsreels, Historical Films From...

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    filmcentralen.dk
  • 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
  • '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
  • 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
  • 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

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