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  • 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...

  • European Commission Releases Report from Future of EU Digital Preservation Research Workshop

    May 27, 2011

    On May 4-5 in Luxembourg, PrestoCentre had the opportunity to participate in a workshop exploring the accomplishments, outcomes and activities funded under the ICT Programme of the European Commission. It was attended by 61 representatives from universities and research centres, memory institutions, industry and...

  • European Commission Proposes to Adopt Changes for Orphan Work Use

    May 25, 2011

    The European Commission released yesterday a provisional version of the 'Proposal for a: DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on certain permitted uses of orphan works'....

  • Ian Hargreaves Report: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth

    May 20, 2011

    In November 2010 the Prime Minister David Cameron announced an independent review of how the Intellectual Property framework supports growth and innovation. Chaired by Professor Ian Hargreaves and assisted by a panel of experts, the review reported to Government in May 2011. The Review makes 10 recommendations...

  • 8th Orphan Film Symposium - Call for Presentations

    May 19, 2011

    NYU and Museum of the Moving Image host on April 11-14, 2012, the 8th Orphan Film Symposium, the biennial gathering of scholars, archivists, curators, and media artists devoted to saving, screening, and studying neglected moving images. Proposals of 500 words that include the screening of rare, rediscovered, or...

  • Digital Agenda for Europe Video Contributions - Deadline May 31st

    May 18, 2011

    Making the Digital Agenda a reality is a collaborative effort of citizens, companies, NGOs, and governments. 

The EU Commission calls for short videos to be posted on YouTube by May 31st, on what you are actually doing to make it happen and what you think you need to achieve a greater impact. Videos will appear on...

  • Last Day to Retrieve Your Materials from Google Video as it Becomes Defunct Video Hosting Service

    May 13, 2011

    Today is the last day that users who have material on Google Video are able to retrieve their videos via download, before the hosting service is shutdown for good. Google sent users an e-mail of their video service in April, coaxing them to  transfer their videos to Google-owned YouTube. With no more hosting, Google...

  • Launching History Through Sound - Library of Congress Plays the National Jukebox

    May 12, 2011

    On May 10, 2011, the United States Library of Congress, with Sony Music Content, launched  the National Jukebox, an online destination for historical sound recordings. Digitizing 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1900 and 1925, the National Jukebox is ‘the largest...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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....