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Open Video Conference – Audiovisual Archive BoF introduction

How can archives become a key node in the consumption of media in the changing media landscape? Audiovisual archives across the globe are engaged in large-scale migration programmes. An important driver behind the investments related to these programmes is the physical state of the analogue carriers; the films, the tapes, the optical discs and so on. Migration is a way to preserve the information on these physical carriers and securing access for future generations, a key mission of these ins (...)
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Open Video Conference Report

 - The first Open Video Conference was held at NYU Law School on June 19-20. Eminent speakers and practitioners shared their thoughts on the emerging open video movement. The impressive line-up inc (...)
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Taking Pictures To The Public

Evaluation Report Nationaal Archief & Spaarnestad Photo on Flickr The Commons On October 21, 2008 the Nationaal Archief and Spaarnestad Photo were the first Dutch heritage institutions to place a small selection of their photos on Flickr The Commons, the ‘archives section’ in the popular online photo community Flickr. This initiative is part of a series of pilot projects that are being developed within Images for the Future in order to conduct research on involving the broad audience in p (...)
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State of the Map conference report

State of the Map conference, 11 and 12 July, Amsterdam The State of the Map conference was held the CCC conference building in Amsterdam. During the conference an impressive number of speakers held presentations about the current state of the Open Street Map, community activities in different countries, issues about increasing and maintaining the community and projects based on the open street map.
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Open Images at the Europeana Plenary Conference

 - On September the 15th Open Images will be presented as a case study and launched as a public beta during the Europeana Plenary 2009 meeting in The Hague: Europeana is about ideas and inspi (...)
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Video Labeling Game Waisda?: Preliminary results and ongoing research

Ten months ago the entry “The Wisdom of the Crowds in the Audiovisual Archive Domain” was posted on this research blog. In it, the interest of the Images of the Future consortium in creating social and open archives was discussed. Due to the large scale digitisation of archival materials the opportunities of offering public access to these materials has increased dramatically. One of the ways in which archives can provide access is by creating opportunities for social tagging. This allows people (...)