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The National Archive and Spaarnestad Photo release new photos on The Commons on Flickr

It has been a busy week here at the National Archive. On the 18th of December the National Archive and Spaarnestad Photo launched new photographs on The Commons on Flickr. This time the photographs related to various subjects. Firstly, as part of the National Archive’s Afscheid van Indië project (www.afscheidvanIndië.nl), The National Archive published some photographs of the Dutch East Indies on Flickr. Secondly, the National Archive also published a number of photographs by the famous Dutch p (...)
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Open Source Video Software: An Inventory

This is a post to circulate our current research on the availability of open source software for video. This inventory is the result of an ongoing effort at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision R&D Department at creating an insight in the current availability of open source software for video. The main reason for this research is the current development of Open Images, but it is also aimed at expanding our institutional knowledge and expertise, and to share this within research pro (...)
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The socio-economic impact of file sharing [popular science edition]

I just finished reading ‘Ups and Downs – the economic and cultural impact of file sharing for music, film and games’ (see my earlier post for context). All in all the full version does not contain a lot of surprises when compared to the executive summary (which my first post was based on): It is a well written report that, although it makes a lot of sense to someone familiar with the subject, does not really come up with much new insights either. The strength of the report is that it places fil (...)
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Museums and the Web – Article 'Unlocking Value of audiovisual heritage' online

The Museums and the Web conference is a major annual event that focusses on current developments in the domain of culture, science and heritage on-line. Images for the Future has been invited to organise a mini workshop as part of the 2009 edition, taking place in Indianapolis, USA from April 15-18. The mini-workshop will demonstrate the social and also economic benefit of digitisation, through highlighting results of a selected number of services that Images for the Future has launched until no (...)
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Preserving IT Heritage in the Netherlands

Now or Never? “It is crucial to increase attention for IT heritage in the Netherlands!” This is how Loes Peeperkorn from the Dutch Computer Heritage Foundation (SCEN) kicks-off the Nu voor Later (Now for Later) conference. Without acknowledgement of the importance of this “new heritage”, the gems – she is referring to historic computers – that have until now survived, won’t be around for future generations to experience.
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Images for the Future and the Open Video Conference

 - The Open Video Conference will be held on June 19 and 20 as NYU Law School. Eminent speakers will share their thoughts on the emerging open video movement. The impressive line-up includes: Matt M (...)