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  • Everything Old Is New Again

    January 17, 2012

    Because hardly anyone wants to throw away that old stuff, the solution is to convert all those snapshots, videos, music, books and documents to more portable, compact and durable digital versions....

  • Call for Papers - UNESCO Conference on Digitization and Digital Preservation

    January 13, 2012

    The call for papers for the UNESCO conferece "The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation" is now open. The deadline for abstract submission is February 29, 2012....

  • Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2011

    January 10, 2012

    It’s time to take stock of the most memorable digital preservation happenings of 2011.  This is a challenge, since many organizations around the world have done fine work and a full accounting would be long.  Really, really web-unfriendly long. Here are 10 developments from 2011 that deserve special consideration...

  • Job Openings - Europeana

    January 6, 2012

    Europeana is the European gateway for digital cultural heritage. Europeana is currently looking to strengthen their European team, with two positions currently open at their Netherlands office, in The Hague. The positions are: Business Developer GLAM Relations, Back Office Coordinator....

  • YouTube Launches Schools-friendly Video Service

    December 13, 2011

    YouTube, the world's largest video sharing service, has launched a new school-friendly version of its site. YouTube For Schools promises classrooms access to educational videos without the risk of pupils being "distracted by the latest music video or cute cat"....

  • Europe on and Behind the Screens - Call for Papers

    December 12, 2011

    Contributions are welcome for Volume 2 of the Journal of European Television History and Culture, which is the first peer-reviewed multi-media e-journal in the field of television studies. Deadlines: 1) 500 word proposals: January 5th, 2012, 2) 2000-4000 word article: April 1st, 2012...

  • Today - the Council of Content Providers and Aggregators meeting - check out Twitter hashtag #CCPA11 to follow

    December 6, 2011

    Running alongside DISH 2011, the 2011 Council of Content Providers and Aggregators (CCPA) annual general meeting is being held today in Rotterdam (NL). CCPA is open to, and brings together every kind of organisation or project that provides or will provide content to Europeana. To keep up to date on the happenings...

  • Book release - Caring for Invisible Assets: On Preservation of Digital AV Collections. Order your free copy!

    November 23, 2011

    This book offers various perspectives on the impact of digitisation on the sustainable preservation of AV material from various Dutch and international experts, including Richard Wright, Kara Van Malssen, Hans Westerhof, Jeff Ubois, Gaby Wijers, Tom de Smet....

  • EUscreen uses archival footage to give project show and tell - check out the "Explore Your Past" video here!

    November 21, 2011

    As a follow up to the launch of the EUScreen portal on this year’s UNESCO World Day for AV Heritage, EUscreen just released a video chronicling the whys, hows and whos of the project’s purpose, using archival footage from various project partners....

  • ARSC Preservation Grants Program – Deadline: December 15, 2011

    November 18, 2011

    Tha Association for Recorded Sound Collections will consider funding under its 'Program for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings' projects involving preservation and access to such recordings. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 15, 2011....

  • Looking for Research Projects in Cultural and Memory Preservation: DigiBIC Research Projects Questionnaire

    November 17, 2011

    DigiBIC is a project that wants to help the deployment of research initiatives in ICT- based cultural and memory preservation services from across Europe. If your research department has worked on publicly funded products, technologies or investigations, please fill out the DigiBIC questionnaire before November,...

  • Popcorn.js - What You Can Do For Web Video, and What Web Video Can Do For You

    November 11, 2011

    As the HTML5 Video Summit is quickly approaching, we thought it interesting to take a short moment to have a peak at how the HTML5video tag in combo with the Popcorn.js HTML5 media framework monumentally increases the creative possibilities of streaming video to the web, offering a myriad of choices when it comes to...

  • European Commission Adopts Recommendation on Digitisation and Digital Preservation

    October 28, 2011

    The European Commission has just adopted a Recommendation on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, asking Member States to step up their efforts, pool their resources and involve private actors in digitising cultural material and making it available through Europeana....

  • EUscreen Portal Launches in Celebration of UNESCO’s World Day of Audiovisual Heritage

    October 27, 2011

    EUscreen is a unique showcase of Europe’s television heritage, its portal being officially launched today in celebration of UNESCO’s World Day of Audiovisual Heritage. On this year’s 5th Annual World Day, the theme is: Audiovisual Heritage: See, Hear and Learn. The theme corresponds with the aim of EUscreen to be a...

  • Film Fading to Black

    October 18, 2011

    While the debate has raged over whether or not film is dead, ARRI, Panavision and Aaton have quietly ceased production of film cameras within the last year to focus exclusively on design and manufacture of digital cameras....

  • Digital Preservation and Access to Cultural Resources: ICT Call 9 Information Day 15 November 2011, Luxembourg

    October 12, 2011

    This event addresses researchers interested in submitting project proposals to the 9th ICT call under FP7, objectives ICT-2011.4.3 Digital Preservation and 8.2 Access to Cultural Resources. The information day aims at helping participants to better understand the work programme and criteria for the evaluation of...

  • Today is Digital Archives Day: Share Your Experience

    October 6, 2011

    Today is Digital Archives Day! Started by an international collaboration of digital archivists, collections experts and researchers, Digital Archives Day "has been created to raise awareness of digital archives among both users and managers. By collectively documenting what we do, we will be answering questions like...

  • Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive - Project by the Internet Archive

    October 3, 2011

    The 9/11 Television News Archive is a library of news coverage of the events of 9/11/2001 and their aftermath as presented by U.S. and international broadcasters. A resource for scholars, journalists, and the public, it presents one week of news broadcasts for study, research and analysis....

  • Just under a month to go - October 27th is UNESCO World Day for AV Heritage

    September 29, 2011

    In order to recognize and support the importance of moving images and audio materials as documents of world memory, and to acknowledge the increasing urgency with which these materials need to be safeguarded, in 2005 UNESCO pronounced October 27 as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Take a look at the CCAAA...

  • Home Movie Day: Saturday, October 15, 2011

    September 27, 2011

    Coming up on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 is the 9th year of Home Movie Day. Celebrating amateur film production during the 20th century Home Movie Day sets out to educate on, and in many instances create access to, the necessary tools required to care for film....

  • IBM Builds Biggest Data Drive Ever

    August 29, 2011

    A data repository almost 10 times bigger than any made before is being built by researchers at IBM’s Almaden, California, research lab. The 120 petabyte “drive”—that’s 120 million gigabytes—is made up of 200,000 conventional hard disk drives working together.   Digital Storage Ende...

  • Audio Interstitial Error Survey from AVWG/AudioVisual Preservation Solutions - August 12th Deadline

    August 5, 2011

    The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines AVWG has commissioned a project which aims to advance user capabilities to test and measure audio digitization systems that are deployed in archival or preservation settings. One area of investigation is the development of a solution for detection and reporting of ...

  • Funding for sustainability: How Funders' Practices Influence the Future of Digital Resources (June 2011)

    July 5, 2011

    With support from the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, Ithaka S+R conducted a study to examine the ways that both public and private funding bodies in academic and cultural heritage sectors are defining sustainability and encouraging the digital resources they help to create to endure and continue to provide...

  • Follow the 1st Digital Agenda Assembly for Europe: Brussels June 16 + 17, 2011

    June 15, 2011

    Tomorrow commences the 1st Digital Agenda Assembly for Europe. Running on June 16 and June 17 in Brussels, with 24 parallel workshops over the 2 days and a number of plenary sessions. Either present at the Assembly, or participating over the web, you can follow the various sessions on Twitter with #daa11eu being the...

  • Desmet Collection of EYE Film Institute Netherlands Inscribed in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register

    June 7, 2011

    The Desmet Collection at the EYE Film Institute Netherlands has been inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. This was announced yesterday by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, in Paris. The entire collection will become part of this prestigious UNESCO programme that assists countries in...