Archive for November, 2006

WNET’s Nan Rubin on “The Digital (TV) Deadline”

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

My colleague Nan Rubin has posted an interesting analysis of the upcoming digital television transition. The Digital (TV) Deadline: As we fast approach the deadline for the FCC-mandated transition to replace analog television broadcasting with digital service, I thought a little refresher from 10 years ago might be useful…

/. & Popular Mechanics: Archiving Digital Data an Unsolved Problem

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Archiving Digital Data an Unsolved Problem: mattnyc99 writes, “It’s a huge challenge: how to store digital files so future generations can access them, from engineering plans to family photos. The documents of our time are being recorded as bits and bytes with no guarantee of readability down the line. And as technologies change, we may [...]

Smithsonian says move on, get over it

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Carl Malamud continues to fight the good fight with the Smithsonian, with an update and a new call to action: Smithsonian says move on, get over it.

Annalee Newitz on Murphy Brown

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Annalee Newitz did a very nice review of Finding Murphy Brown. Her conclusion: Misguided greed and poorly interpreted copyright law are the only things standing in the way of a people’s history of television. I look forward to a day when the people will write it. Technorati Tags: copyright, Television Archives


Monday, November 6th, 2006

Richard Wright of the BBC and PrestoSpace pointed me at Videoactive, a new blog by the Videoactive Consortium, a group of eleven European archives: Broadcast archives (BBC-UK, DR-Denmark, DW-Germany, ORF-Austria, RTBF-Belgium, TVC-Spain) as well as National Archives (SLBA-Sweden, SV-Netherlands, NAVA-Hungary, NTUA-Greece, IL-Italy). Together, these collections contain over four and a half million hours of audio [...]

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting