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Lend us your ears: RE:VIVE

On December 12, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s RE:VIVE initiative released their 3rd album in collaboration with Amsterdam based label, Fog Mountain Records. Read more...

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Digital Preservation Award for The Digital City Revives and NCDD

On the 1st December 2016, Digital Preservation Awards were awarded to two Dutch initiatives Sound and Vision is involved in: the project De Digitale Stad herleeft (The Digital City Revives) and the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD) research. Read more...

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What stood out for us at the Europeana AGM 2016?

On November 8 and 9, 2016 the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Europeana Network Association took place. It was a jam-packed event with many presentations of note. But what were the absolute highlights? Maarten Brinkerink, Kelly Mostert, Gregory Markus picked three moments that stood out to them as inspiring and worth sharing with you and we picked one collaborative highlight. Read more...

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Pop-Up Exhibition to take place at Sound and Vision

Coming January 2017 the museum visitors of The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision will be tempted to take a peek at vintage European trends with a special installation of the Europeana Space Pop-Up Museum. Read more...

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2nd Europeana Sounds edit-a-thon on wildlife

On the 18th of October the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision welcomed 19 participants to their second Europeana Sounds edit-a-thon. After a day of hard work and fun the participants enriched 84 Wikipedia articles with cultural heritage of wildlife. Read more...

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What the past looked like in color (according to a computer)

Ever wanted to know what historical images would look like in color? Rudy Marsman used a computer algorithm to add color to six black and white films from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Read more...
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Impact metrics: going viral with animated GIFs

This year we commissioned GIF artist Kiszkiloszki (Kajetan Obarski) to make animated GIFs based on our openly licensed archival footage. Time to look at some numbers on the impact they made. Read more...

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Ready to Reach Out: Connecting Cultural Heritage Collections

Source image: report of Ready to Reach Out

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Tools of the Trade

A report on the PREFORMA funded symposium "No Time to Wait!: Standardizing FFV1 & Matroska for Preservation" in Berlin. Read more...

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Building a better developer community: OR 2016

Sound and Vision R&D team member and EuropeanaTech Community Manager, Gregory Markus attended OR2016 as part of a panel focused on transnational open source development and improving collaborative technical development in amongst heritage institutions in Europe. Read more...

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