Archive for August, 2004

NARA Awards

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004

I’m a little late posting this, but on August 3 NARA announced an award of $20.1 million to Harris and Lockheed for the design of a new electronics records system that is supposed to be able to preserve any type of digital information. CACI, which provided interrogators at Abu Ghraib, is an advisor to NARA [...]

State of Digitization at Large Archives?

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004

I’d like to find a list of tape libraries with digitization efforts underway – who is doing what, what vendors and contractors are involved, and what is the plan for managing rights of the new digital collections? The best lists of video archives that I’ve seen are at the Moving Image Collections (MIC) and in [...]

Conference Season

Monday, August 23rd, 2004

The FIAT/IFTA World Conference and General Assembly, Safeguarding our audiovisual heritage : a world challenge” is coming up October 15 -19 in Paris. The AMIA conference is November 9-16th, 2004 in Minneapolis, MN. Digital Asset Management is in LA November 16 & 17.

Henry Jenkins: Downloading Television, Legal or Otherwise

Friday, August 20th, 2004

Henry Jenkins has a nice riff on Downloading Television, Legal or Otherwise that offers up a vision of ‘re-runs on demand’ and points to Salon’s recent feature, Must Download TV.

Larry Lessig on Copyrighting Videos of the President, and Another Denial of Access

Sunday, August 15th, 2004

Larry Lessig offers another argument for open televion archives latest column, Copyrighting the President, detailing the recent refusal of NBC to sell footage of President Bush to a documentary film maker, because it (in NBC’s words) “is not very flattering to the President.” Lessig asks “what happens when the commander in chief uses private venues [...]

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting