Archive for March, 2010

Why I love archival research: Lewis Hine and Rushdie « David Strom’s Web Informant

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Via @jerrymichalski, nice rumination by @dstrom on digital archives Visit Why I love archival research: Lewis Hine and Rushdie « David Strom’s Web Informant

Open Video Coming to Wikipedia | Open Culture

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Peter Kaufman on Ogg Theora video on Wikipedia Visit Open Video Coming to Wikipedia | Open Culture

Global Risks 2010 – Executive Summary

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

This year's report explores a set of risks that share a potential for wider systemic impact and are strongly linked to a number of significant, long-term trends. Visit Global Risks 2010 – Executive Summary

Raiding Eternity – Myspace – Gizmodo

Friday, March 19th, 2010

"When I die my Flickr Pro account will expire and a large percentage of my photos—girlfriends, family, vacations, my dog—will disappear from public view." Visit Raiding Eternity – Myspace – Gizmodo

Announcing the Open Library redesign « The Open Library Blog

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

"This is version 1 of a reconstructed Open Library, and we’re going to keep it “soft” at a special URL until we’re sure it’s stable enough to make the final transition to openlibrary.org." Visit Announcing the Open Library redesign « The Open Library Blog

Sputnik Mania! Documentaries, old footage, and copyright

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

"Hoffman spent months tracking down bits of footage from collectors on eBay and from uploaders on YouTube. Whenever he made contact with someone who had posted one clip, Hoffman asked them what else they had. When he was done, he took all this material back to the networks—who promptly billed him the per-minute feature film […]

C-Span Puts Its Full Archives on the Web – NYTimes.com

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Good for C-Span. Now they need to hire the folks at Metavid (at least on a contract basis.) Visit C-Span Puts Its Full Archives on the Web – NYTimes.com

JISC ITT: Promoting Researcher Engagement with Web Archives : JISC

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Via Peter Kaufman: JISC offers 30K pounds to study / promote research uses of web archives. Deadline 23 March 2010. Visit JISC ITT: Promoting Researcher Engagement with Web Archives : JISC

Kennisland : Publicatie businessmodelinnovatie cultureel erfgoed

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Excellent insights from Kennisland into the relationship between cultural heritage and ICTs. (in Dutch & English). Visit Kennisland : Publicatie businessmodelinnovatie cultureel erfgoed

ALA | Preservation Week

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

The American Library Association will launch its first Preservation Week May 9–15, 2010. Take this opportunity to celebrate collecting and preservation in your community, and to highlight your institution as a source of preservation information.

FCC to propose new video archive in national broadband plan – Nextgov

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

“A proposal in the draft of the government's imminent broadband plan would create a YouTube-like online archive called Video.gov to preserve agencies' Web content and possibly information provided by the media, an official with the Federal Communications Commission said on Monday.”

Slashdot Your Rights Online Story | A Second Lessig Fair-Use Video Is Suppressed By WMG

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Warner Music Group was the party holding copytright on a song that Lessig used in an unarguably fair-use manner. TechDirt is careful not to assume that an actual DMCA takedown notice was issued, on the likelihood that Google's automatic copyright-violation detectors did the deed.

Microsoft Online Surveillance Guide – Cryptome Leak | Geekosystem

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Dispute between Cryptome, and (Network Solutions + Microsoft), who are using copyright for purpses of censorship. Visit Microsoft Online Surveillance Guide – Cryptome Leak | [...] Visit Microsoft Online Surveillance Guide – Cryptome Leak | Geekosystem

ongoing by Tim Bray · Let Your Data Go

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Crisp argument about why attempting to control the use of data is a bad idea.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/http/feedsdeliciouscom/v2/rss/archivaltv/~4/UTCEH874z0k" height="1" width="1" /> Visit ongoing by Tim Bray · Let Your Data Go Visit ongoing by Tim Bray · Let Your Data Go Visit ongoing by Tim Bray · Let Your Data Go Visit ongoing by Tim Bray · […]

Without Warning, Google Closes Music Blogs; Years Of Archives Gone | paidContent

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Perhaps Google's hands are tied by DMCA, but beware the ToS: Google is not <br /> a library or archive.< Visit Without Warning, Google Closes Music Blogs; Years Of Archives Gone | paidContent

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting