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BBC’s 3D service will be discontinued after an unsuccessful two-year trial

‘You’ve got to find your glasses first’: BBC shelves ‘hassly’ 3D broadcasts as no one bothers to watch them  BBC’s 3D service will be discontinued after an unsuccessful two-year trial Head of BBC 3D Kim Shillinglaw says it’s time for … Continue reading

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BBC axes £98m technology project to avoid ‘throwing good money after bad’

BBC axes £98m technology project to avoid ‘throwing good money after bad’  Extracts from the article: The BBC has admitted that it has wasted almost £100m on a technology project that was designed to make the corporation “tapeless”, and has … Continue reading

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Planning for Digital Preservation

Planning for Digital Preservation:20 Questions for Providers of Digital Storage Services by Bernard Reilly, President, Center for Research Libraries The following questions are based on Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification (TRAC) : Criteria and Checklist, version 1.0 (http://www.crl.edu/PDF/trac.pdf), and additional metrics … Continue reading

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The Digital Public Library of America: adding gravitas to your Internet search

The Digital Public Library of America: adding gravitas to your Internet search  Not only a hub for books, the DPLA made an API so anyone can build a reading room. One year ago, a group of professors, librarians, and futurists … Continue reading

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A Guide to Understanding BBC Archive MXF Files

A Guide to Understanding BBC Archive MXF Files  White paper abstract The BBC Archive now contains around 15 Petabytes (and growing) of uncompressed files that have been created from videotapes using the BBC R&D Ingex Archive software. The files conform … Continue reading

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Getty Images triumphs at Focal International Awards

Getty Images triumphs at Focal International Awards  Getty Images picked up the award for Footage Library of the Year at last night’s Focal International Awards. The tenth annual Focal International Awards honoured producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have … Continue reading

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Digitalization and distributed information storage for reliable digital preservation

Digitalization and distributed information storage for reliable digital preservation  The digitalization and storage of cultural inheritance elements is often expensive and cumbersome. We expect to confront the problem in a multi-technique approach allowing for cost-effective solutions for both the digitalization … Continue reading

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