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  • Marie Curie’s Research Papers Are Still Radioactive 100+ Years Later

    July 13, 2015

    When researching a famous historical figure, access to their work and materials usually proves to be one of the biggest obstacles. But things are much more difficult for those writing about the life of Marie Curie, the scientist who, along her with husband Pierre, discovered polonium and radium and birthed the idea...

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    www.openculture.com
  • Fifth of BBC budget could go in licence fee plan

    July 7, 2015

    UK pubcaster the BBC could see around a fifth of its budget wiped away when the Conservative government announces its latest Budget....

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    www.digitaltveurope.net
  • Researchers help reconstructing the Michelangelo bronzes

    July 7, 2015

    Engineers and imagers from the University of Warwick's Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and anatomists from Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick are helping Art historians from the University of Cambridge have been working together to try to understand how the two mysterious Renaissance bronzes were...

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    phys.org
  • Reflection on Ten Years of Archiving the Web

    July 7, 2015

    It is ten years since the UK Web Archiving Consortium, the precursor to the UK Web Archive, launched one of the world’s first openly accessible web archives. Web Archivist Nicola Bingham wrote a blog to look up from the crawl logs and reflect on what we have achieved over the past decade.

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    britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk
  • 1000s of unseen films about life in the UK revealed for the first time

    July 7, 2015

    BFI's Britain on Film project makes 1000s of archive films available to watch on BFI Player, giving people across the UK free access to films and TV that represent the area where they live, grew up or went to school. The huge collection includes a new discovery of the world’s earliest home movies, from 1902.

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    www.bfi.org.uk
  • Sony Europe Ltd acquires Memnon Archiving Services SA

    July 3, 2015

    Sony Europe Ltd (‘Sony’) has announced the acquisition of Memnon Archiving Services SA, a Brussels based company providing a world leading service in the field of digitisation and digital archive preservation. Memnon’s archiving services and technologies coupled with Sony’s extensive workflow and media solutions and...

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    www.sony.co.uk
  • Irish Film Archive publishes new Digital Preservation & Access Strategy

    June 17, 2015

    The IFI Irish Film Archive published a new Digital Preservation & Access Strategy that outlines its response to the challenges and opportunities of archiving vast quantities of moving image material in a digital environment. Over the last five years moving image production and distribution has changed from being...

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    www.ifi.ie
  • An Ancient Alphabet for the Digital Age: Encoding digital information in DNA

    May 26, 2015

    The 21st century library is a complicated beast — constantly growing, with too many books on the brink of decay. While digital storage media such as CDs, DVDs, hard drives, and servers have allowed archivists to store huge amounts of information, these formats are not reliable in the long term: discs get scratched,...

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    www.yalescientific.org
  • Huawei Leverages SDN for Cloud Fabric, IoT Solution

    May 26, 2015

    Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is making heavy use of software-defined networking (SDN) technologies in several products announced this week at its annual conference, including a new cloud fabric architecture and an Internet of Things (IoT) solution.

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    virtualizationreview.com
  • Step into this van Gogh painting recreated with virtual reality

    May 26, 2015

    Ever wished a painting could come to life? This 3D version of a van Gogh masterpiece comes close, especially if viewed with a virtual reality headset.

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    www.newscientist.com
  • Aesthetics algorithm spots beauty that humans overlook

    May 26, 2015

    Beautiful images are not always popular ones, which is where the CrowdBeauty algorithm can help, computer scientists say....

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    mashable.com
  • A Museum at the Forefront of Digitization

    May 21, 2015

    While many major museums have embarked on sweeping digitization projects, the one at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is distinguished by its ambition to be among the most exhaustive. By 2020, the museum intends to digitize all one million objects in its collection — from masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer to Delft...

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    www.nytimes.com
  • Can the Boston Phoenix’s digital history be saved?

    May 20, 2015

    It's allways hard when a newspaper dies. But when the alt-weekly Boston Phoenix passed away, it prompted one of the more notable media funerals in recent memory. After the announcement was made on Twitter, TV and radio crews stood outside, ready to interview staffers walking out for the last time. Later, pallbearers...

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    www.cjr.org
  • Open-Sourcing MoMA’s Digital Vault

    May 19, 2015

    MoMa has released Binder, a Web application designed for overseeing and managing the active preservation of digital collections. Binder is free, open-source software for anyone to use, adopt, modify, and redistribute and was developed by MoMA and Artefactual Systems.

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    www.moma.org
  • Proposal: Preservation Planning Ontology

    May 7, 2015

    As part of the LODLAM Summit 2015 this interesting challenge entry was posted on the Summit's website. It's a short video on Preservation Planning Ontology....

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    summit2015.lodlam.net
  • Call for Papers: TV Formats and format research

    April 20, 2015

    VIEW Journal calls for papers that can advance our theoretical and methodological approaches to television formats, address the latest trends in TV formatting, and/or fill other gaps in format scholarship. It welcomes contributions in the form of either short articles (2000-4500 words) or video and audio essays....

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    blog.euscreen.eu
  • Now open for submissions: FIAT/IFTA's 3rd “Save your Archive” Program

    March 25, 2015

    “Save your Archive” is a program of FIAT/IFTA, designed to support endangered archives. Its key purpose is to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable or at risk audiovisual archives by providing a small fund  to help support  to one or more  well defined projects, focused on preservation, digitization and...

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    fiatifta.org
  • FIAT/IFTA 2015 Call for projects to the Save Your Archive Program now Open

    March 25, 2015

    Closing date July 31st 2015. ...

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    www.ccaaa.org
  • Indiana University Announces Release of MediaSCORE and MediaRIVERS

    March 13, 2015

    Indiana University announces the release of free, open source media preservation prioritization software created in collaboration with AVPreserve....

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    www.avpreserve.com
  • Possible data hack at National Archives

    February 26, 2015

    Law enforcement is investigating a possible data breach at the US National Archives, after a hacker group released a video purporting to show a break-in on the agency’s website.

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    thehill.com
  • Relaunch of the Archives@Risk website

    February 25, 2015

    CCAAA has relaunched the Archives@Risk website. Worn by time, eaten away by acidity, victims of wars, dictatorships, natural disasters, or lack of investment the audiovisual archives of humanity are in jeopardy. No country, even the most advanced in terms of digitization and conservation, will escape this risk of...

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    archivesatrisk.com
  • New York, Boston Share Part of $3 Million Library Innovation Funding

    February 4, 2015

    Boston's public libraries will play a key role in transforming government data into useful knowledge for residents, businesses and researchers. Although the city releases massive amounts of digital data on everything from building permits to potholes, the information is not organized well, according to Boston CIO...

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    www.statetechmagazine.com
  • Bringing open source cameras to the film-making industry

    February 4, 2015

    What had started off as a handful of enthusiasts' bid to build the first open digital cinema, camera, AXIOM, from scratch has now become a platform for film-makers, creative industry professionals, artists and enthusiasts. 

    Source: 
    phys.org
  • The Issaquah experiment: an inspiring use of computers in education

    February 4, 2015

    Educators have been grappling with the question of how best to deploy computers in schools for a very long time. But what if we thought of the students as IT workers?

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    www.abc.net.au
  • Old ships' logs help forecast the future

    February 4, 2015

    These days we can find out the temperature anywhere in the world by clicking on our closest device, so why do we need weather observations from over 100 years ago? Kylie Andrews explains how old ship logs can help us predict the future.

    Source: 
    www.abc.net.au

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