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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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Connecting collections across national borders

In the project “Gemeenschappelijke Thesaurus voor Uniforme Ontsluiting” a case study to connect partial collections of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the Flemish VIAA archive by aligning their thesauri was held. Read more...

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Creaky floors and washing machines in the new re:vive sample pack

The RE:VIVE Sample Pack “Around the House” contains sounds from archival collections across Europe.

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