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  • EUscreen releases open access Journal of European Television History and Culture

    March 8, 2012

    Today, the EUscreen project releases the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture. The aim of this e-journal is to provide an international platform for outstanding research and reflection on television as an important part of our European...

  • Open Education Week: March 5 – 10, 2012

    March 6, 2012

    Today is the second day of the the first edition of Open Education Week, an inititiative taking place online and at events hosted locally around the world, aiming to increase "awareness of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide."...

  • "Unethical" HTML video copy protection proposal draws criticism from W3C reps

    February 23, 2012

    A new Web standard proposal authored by Google, Microsoft, and Netflix seeks to bring copy protection mechanisms to the Web....

  • The Future of Web TV - Strength in Numbers

    February 10, 2012

    All indicators are pointing to this being the year for Web video: Netflix's original content deals, YouTube investing over $100 million in original Web series, Tom Hanks partnering with Yahoo on originalprogramming -- the list goes on. Add in highly anticipated original content slates from CBS, Sony's Crackle,...

  • Researchers Build Hard Drive of Future With Lasers

    February 9, 2012

    A team of researchers from across Europe and Asia has demonstrated a way of using laser heat rather than magnetic fields to store data, potentially increasing the speed of your hard drive by 100 times or more. Tom Ostler — a physicist at the University of York, which led the research project — tells Wired that this...

  • Rediscovering, Revisiting and Remembering: AV Materials and Black History Month

    February 7, 2012

    February is Black History Month in the United States and Canada, an observance,  celebration and focused period of teaching about the African diaspora, the history of which is often revealed through AV documents. An example is the documentary to be aired by the Smithsonian Channel, ordering recently rediscovered...

  • The Digital Dilemma 2 Perspectives from Independent Filmmakers, Documentarians and Nonprofit Audiovisual Archives

    January 23, 2012

    " The Digital Dilemma 2 focuses on the more acute challenges faced by independent filmmakers, documentarians and nonprofit audiovisual archives.  While 75 percent of theatrically released motion pictures are independently produced, these communities typically lack the resources, personnel and funding to address...

  • Supreme Court Says Congress May Re-Copyright Public Domain Works

    January 20, 2012

    Congress may take books, musical compositions and other works out of the public domain, where they can be freely used and adapted, and grant them copyright status again, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday....

  • Cloud Computing and Data Protection Reform

    January 18, 2012

    Neelie Kroes (VP of the EU Commission): "When it comes to individual privacy in the digital age, my view is clear: I want to see the principles of transparency, fairness and user control running through everything. Transparency so that citizens know exactly what the deal is. Fairness so that citizens are not forced...

  • 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...