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  • Postage Stamps from Bhutan That Double as Playable Vinyl Records

    October 16, 2015

    The tiny, Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has a unique national aspiration that sets it apart from its neighbors, China and India. (And certainly the United States too.) Rather than increasing its gross national product, Bhutan has instead made it a goal to increase the Gross National Happiness of its citizens. There’s...

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    www.openculture.com
  • “Facing Change: Documenting America” Reveals the Nation in the 21st Century

    October 15, 2015

    New Book Includes More Than 200 Images by Photojournalists...

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    www.loc.gov
  • Library of Congress announces 2015 Innovation Award Winners

    October 15, 2015

    This year, the annual innovation awards committee reviewed over thirty exceptional nominations from across the country. Awardees were selected based on how their work or their project’s whose goals or outcomes represent an inventive, meaningful addition to the understanding or processes required for successful,...

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    blogs.loc.gov
  • Discover the Cinematic & Comedic Genius of Charlie Chaplin with 60+ Free Movies Online

    October 6, 2015

    Chaplin, nearly forty decades after his death, maintains his high critical reputation — while also having enjoyed the absolute height of movie-stardom back in the silent era. Vanishingly few artists of any kind manage to combine such blockbusting commercial success with such flying-colors critical success. That...

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    www.openculture.com
  • IDFA’s special program Sounds Real looks at sound in the documentary

    October 6, 2015

    Sound in the documentary will be the central theme of the Sounds Real program at the upcoming festival. For Sounds Real, IDFA has asked five international sound designers to choose two documentaries with an exceptional sound design: one of their own, and one by a colleague. 

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    www.idfa.nl
  • "World Heritage status is too precious to be taken lightly"

    September 22, 2015

    Key advisers to UNESCO are planning to visit Edinburgh this month in response to concerns over proposed developments in the Scottish capital and how they might potentially impact its status as a World Heritage site. This issue has featured regularly in the UK news in recent years, always for similar reasons. It is...

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    theconversation.com
  • 5 Steps to Developing a Strong Disaster Recovery Plan

    September 22, 2015

    Most government IT agencies have a disaster recovery plan on paper, but how confident are they that it will work and enable them to ride out a catastrophe with minimal loss of data or equipment? There’s only one way to find out: Conduct a live test.

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    www.statetechmagazine.com
  • National Library of Scotland to put third of collection online

    September 22, 2015

    It is aiming to make a third of its 24 million items available on the internet in the next 10 years. ...

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    www.bbc.com
  • Museum and gallery wayfinding: tips for signage, maps and apps

    September 8, 2015

    How can cultural attractions enhance the visitor experience at a time of shrinking budgets? ...

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    www.theguardian.com
  • Van Gogh Museum chief: it’s critical to diversify our income streams

    September 8, 2015

    Axel Ruger on Van Gogh’s allure, new business opportunities and why more leading cultural figures should be on the boards of major businesses.

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    www.theguardian.com
  • The Last Audio Cassette Factory

    September 8, 2015

    Springfield, MO-based National Audio Company opened in 1969 and when other major manufacturers abandoned tape manufacturing for CD production in the late 1990s, the company held on tight. Now, the cassette maker is pumping out more cassettes than ever before.

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    www.bloomberg.com
  • ‘Open BBC for the internet age’ pledges director general

    September 8, 2015

    BBC director general, Tony Hall, has outlined plans for an “open BBC for the internet age” that will work “much closer with others for the good of the nation.”

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    www.digitaltveurope.net
  • Tech’s Biggest Names Unite to Create a New Video Format

    September 1, 2015

    THE LIST, WITH a few notable exceptions, is a roster of some of the biggest names in tech: Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix are teaming up to revamp the way video works over the Internet.

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    www.wired.com
  • AMIA Film Preservation Conference: Speakers Warn That Indie Films Are in “Danger”

    August 22, 2015

    Many independent movies made in the digital era are in “danger” of not being preserved, warned speakers on a panel that paid tribute to The Film Foundation’s 25th anniversary, Friday evening at The Association of Moving Image Archivists' (AMIA)35th Reel Thing symposium for Hollywood’s motion picture restoration and...

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    www.hollywoodreporter.com
  • “SOIMA 2015: Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage” last call!

    August 19, 2015

    Registration for SOIMA 2015 in Brussels has been extended to 23 August. This international conference will be festively opened at the MIM, the musical instruments museum, on Wednesday 2 September 2015 with an eco-acoustic concert by David Monacchi.

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    www.soima2015.org
  • EUscreenXL Aggregation reached – and surpassed – its halfway mark

    August 12, 2015

    EUscreenXL Aggregation has reached – and surpassed – its halfway mark. Anyone with an internet connection and a computer, or mobile device, can now search Europeana.eu to find more than 540.000 television and radio programmes, newsreels, home movies, amateur films and other contextual material, related to the...

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    blog.euscreen.eu
  • The Challenge of Finding the Right Users for your Content

    August 12, 2015

    If you are working in digital cultural heritage, you probably know the following dilemma: The world wide web is full of carefully curated, high quality content: scientific paper databases, sounds archives, historical photographies and much more. However, a large part of these treasures remains largely untapped, for...

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    eexcess.eu
  • Louis le Prince shot the first film – but did he invent movies?

    August 4, 2015

    Louis le Prince shot the first film – but did he invent movies?

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    theconversation.com
  • Museums are becoming more playful in how they ask us for money

    August 4, 2015

    On the 46th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum launched their phenomenally successful Reboot The Suit crowdfunding campaign, the Smithsonian’s first attempt at garnering micro-payments through the site....

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    theconversation.com
  • A Decade After Katrina, IT Leaders Share Lessons Learned

    July 28, 2015

    As the 10th anniversary of Katrina approaches, many are reflecting on the disaster recovery best practices derived from one of the costliest and deadliest hurricanes to hit the nation. The coastal cities and towns in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have learned that continuity of operations planning isn’t a...

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    www.statetechmagazine.com
  • 1,000,000 Minutes of Newsreel Footage by AP & British Movietone Released on YouTube

    July 28, 2015

    This release of “more than 1 million minutes” of news, writes Variety, includes archival footage of “major world events such as the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, exclusive footage of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.”...

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    www.openculture.com
  • Tech’s Next Frontier: Removing Barriers for Disabled People

    July 28, 2015

    The Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25-years-old this weekend, and given its impact on breaking down the barriers disabled people face over the last two and a half decades, it deserves to be celebrated. The ADA offered disabled people unprecedented protections against discrimination and jumpstarted a wave of...

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    www.wired.com
  • Mozilla is so fed up with Flash, it told its Firefox browser to block it

    July 15, 2015

    Mozilla has temporarily blocked Flash in Firefox while waiting for Adobe to release patches to fix yet more serious security holes in the Swiss-cheese-like plugin. These holes can be exploited by criminals to hijack PCs and infect them with malware; details of the bugs emerged from leaked Hacking Team files.

    Source: 
    www.theregister.co.uk
  • Museums are using virtual reality to preserve the past – before it’s too late

    July 14, 2015

    Cultural institutions are steeped in history and tradition, but they are also uniquely placed to take advantage of some of the latest technology. Drones, 3D printing and augmented reality apps are just some of the tools being used to construct “virtual museum” experiences for real and digital visitors. While these...

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    theconversation.com
  • Hear this: it’s no longer enough to just look at paintings

    July 14, 2015

    Art lovers now have the chance to listen to (yes, listen to) some well known paintings at the National Gallery. Six composers and sound artists have been asked to create music or sound installations inspired by paintings of their choice from the gallery’s collection, for its new exhibition, Soundscapes. Their work...

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    theconversation.com

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