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  • Digital Preservation Awards 2014

    July 1, 2014

    There is just one month remaining until the Digital Preservation Awards 2014 deadline for entries on 28th July 2014. Created in 2004 to raise awareness about digital preservation, the Digital Preservation Awards are the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations that have made...

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    www.dpconline.org
  • Saving The Sounds Of America

    June 25, 2014

    We've been able to record sound for over 125 years, but many of the recordings that have been made in that time are in terrible shape. Many more, even recordings made in the past 10 years, are in danger because rapid technological changes have rendered their software obsolete. So Wednesday, the Library of Congress...

  • 4 Universities Partner to Launch Unizin, a New Online Platform

    June 24, 2014

    Unizin, the latest in a gathering force of online education platforms, aims to help universities share their content and analytics while maintaining rights.

  • Library of Congress Identifies Recommended Formats for Long-Term Preservation

    June 23, 2014

    The Library of Congress today released a set of recommended formats for a broad spectrum of creative works, ranging from books to digital music, to inform the Library’s acquisition practices. The format recommendations will help ensure the Library’s collections processes are considering and maximizing the long-term...

  • AVPreserve Releases New Free Preservation Planning Tool

    June 19, 2014

    AVPreserve is pleased to announce the release of our Cost of Inaction Calculator, a free online tool that helps organisations analyse the implications of varying levels of preservation actions when dealing with legacy audiovisual collections. 

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    coi.avpreserve.com
  • 2.805.000 Euros Funding for Future Memory Standards!

    June 12, 2014

    The PREFORMA call for tender has been published on June 12th, 2014. Proposal submission deadline: August 12th, 2014. Budget: 2.805.000 EUR. PREFORMA aims to establish a set of tools and procedures for gaining full control over the technical properties of digital content intended for long-term preservation by memory...

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    www.preforma-project.eu
  • National Archives departure impacts broad community

    June 10, 2014

    The National Archives in Anchorage is closing its doors to researchers in less than two weeks, despite impassioned pleas by historians and researchers. But they aren’t the only ones who use the stacks of historical records.

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    www.alaskapublic.org
  • Merging cultural institutions would be disastrous, say former directors

    May 12, 2014

    A budget proposal to blend the administrative functions of the country’s major cultural institutions is a disastrous idea that is doomed to fail, two former institution directors say....

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    www.smh.com.au
  • Will Today’s Digital Movies Exist in 100 Years?

    February 26, 2014

    We need new storage technologies, standards, and practices to preserve modern cinema

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    spectrum.ieee.org
  • End of film: Paramount first studio to stop distributing film prints

    January 20, 2014

    In a historic step for Hollywood, Paramount Pictures has become the first major studio to stop releasing movies on film in the United States. The studio’s Oscar-nominated film “The Wolf of Wall Street” is the first major studio film that was released all digitally.

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    www.latimes.com
  • Researchers achieve fastest data transfer in the US

    November 7, 2013

    A laser-based technology allows transfer speeds of up to 40 gigabits per second. The researchers hope the development will solve some of the bottlenecks facing the computing industry.

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    gigaom.com
  • Copyright has to change, the hard question is how

    November 7, 2013

    Copyright reform seems to be in the air internationally, with reconsiderations of this always fraught topic under way in many countries. There’s one overriding reason it is on so many national agendas. Reform is being driven by a fundamental shift between the time when current laws were drafted, and today: the...

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    www.irishtimes.com
  • Visual Storytelling Twitter Style

    November 7, 2013

    In celebration of Twitter’s IPO, this POV on the new visual Twitter experience was put together outlining what changed, potential impact for programs as well as best practices directly from the Twitter team.

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    blackfin360.com
  • Using MusicBrainz and Twitterto tell artists when their tracks are played on Radio

    November 7, 2013

    BBC R&D have created 7 Twitter bots that will tweet bands and artists whenever their music is played on BBC Radio.

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    www.bbc.co.uk
  • Copyright Technology, Gangnam Style

    November 7, 2013

    What happens when a government not only pays lip service to copyright but also puts its money where its mouth is?

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    copyrightandtechnology.com
  • Adaptive Streaming Adoption: Vendors Assess the DASH Delivery Standard

    November 7, 2013

    With so many different formats currently being used to deliver video content to mobile devices, it might seem logical to question why another new format is necessary.

    Source: 
    www.tvtechnology.com
  • Holographic projector zooms without lenses

    November 6, 2013

    As portable digital devices become more prevalent, small image projectors are becoming more important as well; these typically rely on laser or LED light sources, spatial light modulators (SLMs), and imaging lens systems. Most image projectors (large or small) have a zoom function, which requires a zoom lens with...

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    www.laserfocusworld.com
  • HEVC and 4K

    November 6, 2013

    IBC was all about the coming of 4K. But it was a subject not without controversy with much concern that its benefits could be dissipated....

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    advanced-television.com
  • Holographic TV in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    November 6, 2013

    The ultimate 3D TV would be a real-time, full color holographic TV system.  No glasses would be required, no conflict between accommodation and convergence, no eyestrain.  It would, literally, be just like looking through a window. There is a catch, however.

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    www.display-central.com
  • Best Practice: Tips on HDMI 2.0

    November 5, 2013

    Introduced in 2003, HDMI was one of those technologies that promised much but delivered a series of miserable complications. Over the subsequent ten years, the technology was refined, manufacturers understood better how to implement it and we, as integrators and installers, understood the pitfalls and solutions....

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    hiddenwires.co.uk
  • Digital Bolex D16 is getting closer

    November 5, 2013

    The time when you can go out and buy a Digital Bolex D16 is getting closer. One thing you could never accuse the Digital Bolex team of is secrecy. Theirs has been the most open, transparent and frank account we've ever seen of a camera development project. And while other cameras have been conceived, developed,...

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    www.redsharknews.com
  • Tate releases metadata for 70K artworks under CC0 on Github

    November 5, 2013

    Tate is committed to digitising its art collection and archive holdings, and making them available to everyone. The artworks are available through the Art & artists section of this website. We have also published the underlying collection dataset so that it may be used for research and other purposes. The...

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    www.tate.org.uk
  • HEVC: The case for accelerated adoption

    November 4, 2013

    High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265) is one of the most important technologies of the decade. HEVC is expected to deliver the same visual quality as Advanced Video Coding (AVC) or H.264/MPEG-4 while using about half the bandwidth, enabling distributors to deliver HD video to mobile devices at reduced bandwidth...

    Source: 
    www.v-net.tv
  • New 6TB HDD from HGST designed with data centres in mind

    November 4, 2013

    Meet the first 6TB hard disk drive, one launched by HGST, a Western Digital Company, and designed to tackle the red hot hyperscale market where the demand for capacity storage rather than performance is exploding. The new drive is the first one to use helium rather than air as the medium in which the platters...

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    www.news-republic.com
  • 4k for consumers will never be a broadcast service -- from the start it's IP delivery

    November 4, 2013

    Netflix, the TV and film streaming service, has started testing "ultra high definition" video. Also known as 4K the technology offers four times the amount of detail as 1080p high-definition content. Netflix said it plans to offer the first titles in 4K to customers next year. But some analysts question whether...

    Source: 
    www.bbc.co.uk

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