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What do young filmmakers want?

Nisimasa, a European network of young film professionals, students and enthusiasts for European cinema, devoted their March edition of their online magazine to the topic Film Archives. According to chief editor Caroline Fournier, young film professionals don’t really know much about this topic and are closed off because of bad access. At the same time archives have great potential to contribute to their future work through reuse of the material.
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INA has joined the Video Active project

The French “Institut National de l’Audiovisuel”(INA) has joined the Video Active project as an associate partner. By welcoming INA, Video Active will offer an even richer collection of television heritage on its portal, www.videoactive.eu.
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Offering online access to audiovisual heritage for education

 - For the last 4 months we have been busy working with Dutch secondary schools in a pilot which experiments with giving online access todiverse 2008 audiovisual heritage. Recently we (...)
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International Study on the Impact of Copyright Law on Digital Preservation

The Library of Congress has recently issued a joint report on digital preservation and copyright. This authoritative report was compiled by the National Digital Information and Infrastructure Preservation Program, and in cooperation with partners in Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. SURFfoundation is responsible for the Dutch contribution.
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Knowledgeland evaluates pilot Media Education Platform

In June 2007, the Images for the Future Consortium kicked off a pilot project for secondary education – pilot Media Education Platform as its working title. From March to June 2008, two pilot groups (teachers and pupils) worked with a digital educational resources platform that offered the consortium’s content, supplemented with external content, with several processing tools.
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Open Content Business models

Last week we were asked to give a presentation at the ‘Ilovebusinessmodels‘ conference on the subject of Open Content in Utrecht- The Netherlands. A good overview of the day, including the presentation of Alex ‘Dr Businessmodel’ Osterwalder can be found at Frankwatching (in Dutch). The audience consisted of specialists covering the complete spectrum of the media industry, varying from music publishers, magazine editors, filmproducers, even a good representation from the archive community. A dec (...)