Tag: digital archive

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PASIG 2016 Conference

The next PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group) conference, which will be held in Prague in March 2016, represents a great opportunity for organisations setting up preservation repositories to collaborate and work directly with leaders in the field. A veraPDF workshop will be organised in the morning of the first day and the PREFORMA project will be presented on the second day the conference. Continue reading


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nestor Praktikertag 2016

Peter Pharow and Stefan Rohde-Enslin will present the PREFORMA project at the nestor Praktikertag, which will take place at the State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) on 14 June 2016. The event brings together experts from different communities to learn and discuss new developments and practical approaches to digital preservation. The main topics of the 2016 event are the long-term archiving strategies of migration and emulation. Continue reading


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PREFORMA @ ICA Congress 2016

Magnus Geber from Riksarkivet will present a poster about PREFORMA at the ICA Congress 2016 in Seoul “Archives, Harmony & Friendship”. The conference themes include: the changing nature of recordkeeping in the digital age; opportunities for cooperation within and outside the archival milieu; the uses and role of archives in the support of truth, justice and reconciliation; and opportunities for harmony and friendship in archival endeavours. Continue reading


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IASA 2017 Annual Conference

The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives 48th Annual Conference will be hosted on 17-22 September 2017 by the Ethnological Museum in Berlin. IASA 2017 Conference theme is ‘Integration and Innovation: Bringing Workflows and Formats Together in the Digital Era’ and everyone engaged in or curious about the discovery, care, preservation and dissemination of our sound and audiovisual heritage is invited to join. Continue reading


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FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2017

The 2017 edition of the FIAT/IFTA World Conference will be organised in October 2017 in Mexico City. FIAT/IFTA’ s annual conference is a unique opportunity to discover the future of the audiovisual domain and its new tendencies and uses, exchange knowledge and experience, and promote the study of any topic relevant to the development and valorisation of audiovisual archives. Continue reading


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Half a million images of historical value, available online

The BT Digital Archives was created through a collaborative project between Coventry University, British Telecom and The National Archives. BT Archives document the leading role that the UK and BT and its predecessors have played in communications technology development from its very beginning, rolling out communications services around the country and across the globe, and the profound impact they had on society and in improving people’s lives. Continue reading


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Simon Starling’s Phantom Ride

‘Phantom Ride’ is a video piece featured on an enormous video screen in the Duveen Galleries of the Tate Britain. Stemming from this idea of combining history in one space, Starling has used the ‘phantom ride’ genre to create a visual journey through the history of the gallery. Continue reading


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Digital Echoes Symposium 2014

Coventry University Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) is pleased to announce the Digital Echoes symposium 2014. Wednesday 8 January 2014; 10 am – 5 pm Convenors:  Professor Sarah Whatley (Coventry University) and Dr Sarah Atkinson (University of Brighton) Digital Echoes 2014 builds … Continue reading


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Digital books; could they make censorship and “book burning” easier?

If production of physical formats is reduced, due to the increasing use of digital formatting, erasing a book digitally could reduce the books’ circulation, or even, in extreme cases, mean its extinction. Retraction of digital books is so easy, that claims of copyright violation or plagiarism can have a digital book virtually ripped out of the hands of e-book buyers. Continue reading


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Google Arts Project includes all state museums to their database

The Google Art Project has recently incorporated a further 8 Spanish museums to its online database, completing the project’s effort to include all state museums. The inclusion of these museums adds a further 300 masterpieces to the online database, and 9,000 artists, including Goya and Julio Romero de Torres and is further proof of the huge importance of digital databases, which improve the accessibility and democratisation of artwork worldwide. Continue reading