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  • The BBC and Virtual Reality

    July 4, 2016

    On BBC's R&D Blog, Andy Conroy shares some insight from a series of Virtual Reality projects the results of which BBC released, and he explaines why this is an important technology for the BBC to explore. In a few videos he talks about the context of BBC's work in VR, the areas they're exploring and the...

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    www.bbc.co.uk
  • X-rays reveal 1,300-year-old writings inside later bookbindings

    June 27, 2016

    The words of the 8th-century Saint Bede are among those that have been found by detecting iron, copper and zinc – constituents of medieval ink...

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    www.theguardian.com
  • Digital Preservation Awards launched for 2016

    June 14, 2016

    The Digital Preservation Coalition's quest to find and celebrate the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors has begun again this year, with the launch of the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards. ...

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    www.dpconline.org
  • Open access: All human knowledge is there—so why can’t everybody access it?

    June 7, 2016

    Imagine, for a moment, if it were possible to provide access not just to those books, but to all knowledge for everyone, everywhere—the ultimate realisation of Panizzi's dream. In fact, we don't have to imagine: it is possible today, thanks to the combined technologies of digital texts and the Internet. The former...

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    arstechnica.co.uk
  • Ten years linked open data

    June 4, 2016

    Ten years after the term “linked data” was introduced by Tim Berners-Lee it appears to be time to take stock of the impact of linked data for libraries and other heritage institutions in the past and in the future. I will do this from a personal historical perspective, as a library technology professional, systems...

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    www.screendaily.com
  • Ymagis launches crowdfunding platform to restore classic films

    May 31, 2016

    The first crowdfunding platform dedicated to raising funds for the restoration of heritage and archive films is set to be launched by European digital technologies specialists Ymagis Group....

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    www.screendaily.com
  • The Library of Congress Is Uploading 75 Years of Poetry and Literature Recordings

    April 16, 2016

    Yesterday selections from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress became available to stream online for the first time — the launch of a project digitizing some of their 2,000 recordings from the past 75 years of literature. “I think that reading poetry and prose on the page is...

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    hyperallergic.com
  • Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close

    March 29, 2016

    Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC has revealed. Over the same period, some 15,500 volunteers have been recruited and 343 libraries have closed, leading to fears over the future of the profession.

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    www.bbc.com
  • Russian Official Fired For Exposing Country’s Greatest WW2 Heroes As A Myth

    March 21, 2016

    Russia has fired the longtime director of its state archives, less than a year after he made the uncomfortable revelation that the story of some of the country’s greatest World War II heroes was simply a newspaper-concocted fiction....

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    dailycaller.com
  • The New York Public Library Appoints Tony Ageh Chief Digital Officer

    March 16, 2016

    The New York Public Library has named Tony Ageh Chief Digital Officer, responsible for the institution’s ongoing digital transformation and its visionary work in making its collections and services as accessible as possible. He is scheduled to start on April 11.

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    www.nypl.org
  • Launch of the PERSIST digital heritage selection Guidelines

    March 10, 2016

    The UNESCO PERSIST Project, an initiative of UNESCO, ICA, IFLA and other partners, for enhancing the sustainability of digital heritage, has now launched The UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the selection of digital heritage for long-term preservation.

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    www.ifla.org
  • Budget cuts will have a 'grave impact' on the National Library, staff told

    February 22, 2016

    The National Library of Australia has launched a major review of services, with key programs to be curtailed or cancelled amid staff cuts, as management struggles to deal with the Turnbull government's efficiency dividend....

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    www.canberratimes.com.au
  • How to approach the treatment of digital art today and in the future?

    February 22, 2016

    Digital technology plays a major role in our daily life. Computers have changed the world. Contemporary artists, too, create more and more digital works. They reflect upon the medium, write their own software and look for the limits of what’s technically possible. ...

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    arttube.nl
  • Epic ‘Frinkiac’ Search Engine Matches Any Simpsons Quote With Its Still

    February 4, 2016

    Frinkiac, named after Springfield’s favorite eccentric scientist, Professor Frink, landed on the Internet yesterday with all the subtlety of a Lard Lad Donuts mascot. It collects every quote from the first 15 seasons of The Simpsons, the most quotable show of the last two decades, and pairs them with screenshots...

    Source: 
    www.wired.com
  • Europeana Sounds is looking for Associate Partners

    February 4, 2016

    Would your organisation like to make audio content or audio-related content available via Europeana and join the Europeana Sounds network?...

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    www.europeanasounds.eu
  • How to Build a TimesMachine

    February 2, 2016

    At the beginning of this year, The New York Times quietly expanded TimesMachine, their virtual microfilm reader, to include every issue of The New York Times published between 1981 and 2002. Prior to this expansion, TimesMachine contained every issue published between 1851 and 1980, which consisted of over 11...

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    open.blogs.nytimes.com
  • WGBH, Library of Congress, and WETA to Digitize PBS NewsHour Collection

    February 2, 2016

    More than three decades of PBS NewsHour broadcasts from 1975 to 2007 will be preserved and available online as part of theAmerican Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). Public media producer WGBH, theLibrary of Congress, and WETA, Washington, DC will digitize, preserve and allow the public online access to PBS...

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    americanarchivepb.wordpress.com
  • 18 NYC Museums Swap Instagram Subjects for the Day

    February 2, 2016

    Today 18 of New York City’s biggest museums are repping one another’s collections on their Instagram accounts. For 24 hours, each institution will be posting images taken at a partner museum, to draw parallels between the two institutions’ themes and exhibitions....

    Source: 
    www.wired.com
  • Technicolor, Philips Team Up to Simplify HDR Deployment

    January 28, 2016

    Technicolor and Royal Philips today announced an agreement to merge their ongoing delivery roadmaps for high dynamic range (HDR) solutions, including content creation tools, encoding and decoding software and implementation support....

    Source: 
    variety.com
  • Seventeen Dutch museums collaborate on a new online art platform and magazine

    January 19, 2016

    Today, See All This, an online art platform and print magazine, was launched. See All This already has seventeen leading Dutch museums on board, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Groninger Museum and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague....

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    seeallthis.pr.co
  • Pub pictures saved from London skip displayed online

    January 19, 2016

    An "irreplaceable" archive of photographs of some of the country's most striking public houses that was nearly lost to posterity forever has been made available to the public....

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    www.bbc.com
  • National Archives of Australia preparing to transfer their collection

    January 19, 2016

    The task of moving house can be daunting enough but that job is nothing compared to what is about to be undertaken by the National Archives of Australia....

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    www.canberratimes.com.au
  • New York Public Library releases over 180,000 digitized items for re-use

    January 8, 2016

    New York Public Library(NYPL) Labs announces that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse. ...

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    www.nypl.org
  • Sign up for the Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving!

    December 16, 2015

    The Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving is a three day management training, initiated by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. It provides (audiovisual) collection managers with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement or improve the digital preservation management of their audiovisual...

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    www.beeldengeluid.nl
  • Register now for DISH2015!

    November 10, 2015

    With Money & Power as the focal point, DISH2015 offers an inspiring programme featuring international keynote speakers from across the cultural heritage an creative industry sectors. Digital Strategies for Heritage (DISH) is the biennial international conference on digital heritage and strategies for heritage...

    Source: 
    www.dish2015.nl

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