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  • Blago Markota Appointed Acting General Manager of HRT

    November 18, 2016

    The Croatian Parliament has appointed Blago Markota as the new Acting General Manager of Croatian Radio Television (HRT) with a majority of 115 votes in favour with four against and four abstentions....

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    www.ebu.ch
  • Article: Ensuring Long-term Sustainability of Digital Assets

    November 17, 2016

    PERICLES and PrestoCentre just published an article on how to adress changes in context to ensure long-term sustainability of digital assets. In this article, the PERICLES project is proposing a compelling approach to the communities engaged in managing and preserving their digital asset. 

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    www.prestocentre.org
  • Formation: Task Force for Email Archives

    November 8, 2016

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Digital Preservation Coalition announced the formation of a Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives. The task force is charged with assessing current frameworks, tools, and approaches being taken toward these critical historical sources.

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    www.dpconline.org
  • Cold War bunker built to protect president now holds explosion-prone, historic films

    October 31, 2016

    The building nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains may have been designed to protect the president and $4 billion dollars in gold in the event of a nuclear fallout during the Cold War, but now the bunker is safeguarding some really old films that could very well start an explosion of their own....

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    www.digitaltrends.com
  • IASA Research Grant - applications invited

    October 31, 2016

    The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) is now accepting applications for the IASA 2017 Research Grant. IASA members in good standing are welcome to apply....

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    www.iasa-web.org
  • Stolen Cultural Property and the Complex Path of Return

    October 13, 2016

    In the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property, prevention is key. As a stolen object is transported, sold or changes hands and as time elapses, the chances of its return or restitution become slim. Research, claims, seizure, proof and treaties come into play making “getting it back” a complicated...

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    www.unesco.org
  • European Year of Cultural Heritage proposed for 2018

    October 11, 2016

    The European Commission has proposed 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The final decision now lies with the European Parliament and the Council....

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    ec.europa.eu
  • IFFLA survey on shaping the future of preservation standards

    September 29, 2016

    IFLA's Key Initiative 3.2 states that we will work on Developing standards for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse forms.  In order to achieve this, a small committee of IFLA experts (from IFLA Professional Units, IFLA Core Activities and the wider network) has created a survey to collect...

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    www.ifla.org
  • EBU concerned about threat to HRT and public service media in Croatia

    September 24, 2016

    The EBU is deeply concerned about the threat to HRT in Croatia by plans to make a reduction of the licence fee part of the negotiations to form a new government. The MOST party want to make a 19% cut in the licence fee a pre-condition of entering into a coalition with HDZ....

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    www.ebu.ch
  • nestor and the Open Preservation Foundation sign Memorandum of Understanding

    September 15, 2016

    The Open Preservation Foundation and nestor have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim to facilitate discussion between the two organisations and to co-operate on activities to promote digital preservation.

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    openpreservation.org
  • Google Joins New SDN/NFV Open Source Networking Project

    August 1, 2016

    Open source groups focusing on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) have formed a new project, attracting new partners such as Google, Radisys and Samsung....

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    virtualizationreview.com
  • Japan's Last VHS Video Tape Recorder Maker Ends Production This Month

    July 28, 2016

    Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei reported that Funai Electric Company, Japan's last manufacturer of VHS video cassette tape recorders, will end production on the recorders this month. According to Nikkei, the company is halting production due to a declining market, and difficulty in obtaining the supply of parts....

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    www.animenewsnetwork.com
  • EBU Urges BEREC To Apply Strong EU Net Neutrality Rules

    July 26, 2016

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) urges the Bureau of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) to apply strong EU net neutrality rules by setting out robust and consistent guidelines for national regulators. The EBU believes that net neutrality is a pillar of media diversity in the digital age....

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    www.ebu.ch
  • European Commission to invest €8.5 billion in research and innovation in 2017

    July 26, 2016

    The European Commission announced an investment of €8.5 billion to be released during 2017 into research and innovation, following an update to the Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme.

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    ec.europa.eu
  • Threatened Audiovisual Material From Stage Arts Saved

    July 13, 2016

    VIAA offers the opportunity to stage arts organizations to digitise their audiovisual material and archive it sustainably in order to save their valuable material. Seventyfour stage arts organizations responded to the call of the centres of expertise Het Firmament and PACKED vzw, and of the support organization...

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    viaa.be
  • Using Algorithms to Understand Content

    July 4, 2016

    This is the third of a series of posts on the genesis of and ideas behind BBC's Editorial Algorithmsproject....

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    www.bbc.co.uk
  • 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

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