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February 25, 2011

Film Heritage, Digital Future: Practice and Sustainability for the Film Archive Sector

Press release by the BUFVC A one day event for professionals in film and TV archiving. Friday March 4th 2011 Organised and hosted by Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research Birmingham City University Margaret St Campus What issues are facing film and other audio-visual archives? What are the immediate challenges for archive holders of…

February 16, 2011

National Library of Sweden and the Swedish Film Institute launch new web site for moving images

By Christopher Natzen On February 10 the new web site Filmarkivet was launched by the National Library of Sweden and the Swedish Film Institute. On the site you have the opportunity to see unique archival moving image material that otherwise is rarely accessed. The web site contains mainly shorts, non-fiction films, news-reels and commercials: films…

February 10, 2011

5 Million Manuscripts, Films and Texts for Europeana

Press release from Europeana Work begins this week to add over 5 million digital objects, ranging from Spanish civil war photographs to handwritten letters from philosopher Immanuel Kant, to Europeana from 19 of Europe’s leading research and university libraries. The project is called Europeana Libraries and it will put many of these treasures online for…

January 11, 2011

The Comité des Sages calls for a “New Renaissance” by bringing Europe’s cultural heritage online

Press release by Europeana The report of the Comité des Sages (high-level reflection group) on Digitisation of Europe’s cultural heritage was delivered to Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, and Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner responsible for Education and Culture. Among its top recommendations are that Europeana should become the central reference point for Europe’s…

December 21, 2010

New AV Competence Centre will launch during Screening the Future 2011 Conference

Press release from PrestoPrime The new AV Competence Centre  ― entitled PrestoCentre ― is a membership driven, non-profit organisation that will serve stakeholders in audiovisual digitisation and digital preservation in Europe. It will continue and expand the work of the EU-funded ‘Presto’ projects and will launch at the Screening the Future Conference in Amsterdam on…

October 19, 2010

Recent conference visits by members of EUscreen: some highlights

By Sally Reynolds, Birgit Gray and Wietske van den Heuvel One of the activities of EUscreen is visiting relevant conferences and meetings, so knowledge can be shared with different stakeholders who represent the different user groups and networks that EUscreen is addressing through the project. Sally Reynolds from ATiT and Birgit Gray from Deutsche Welle…

September 13, 2010

The National Library of Sweden organized a meeting on Open Access at the 76th IFLA 2010 Conference in Gothenburg

By Christopher Natzén During the 76th IFLA Conference “Open access to knowledge – promoting sustainable progress” between 10-15 August, the National Library of Sweden (KB) initiated a satellite meeting on the 9th of August in cooperation with the libraries of the universities of Gothenburg, Uppsala, Lund and Malmö under the headline “Open Access and the…

September 10, 2010

Advise the European Commission about digitalisation of and access to cultural heritage!

The Reflection Group has been asked to advise the European Commission about how to accelerate the process of digitalisation and access of cultural heritage. The Reflection Group is an independent group of 12 members, which started in 2008 and advises the European Union in various longer term matters. For this particular subject on cultural heritage,…

June 16, 2010

Today book release “Archives 2020” by Virtueel Platform about digital archives

By Wietske van den Heuvel The book Archive2020 – Sustainable Archiving of Born-Digital Cultural Content discusses the many issues that arise when digital content is being archived. Although a lot of material currently is being digitised, other digital material threatens to disappear from the public domain. This is due to software and hardware developments, migration…