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Wikinews has an interview with Paul Gerhardt of the BBC Creative Archive. Two quotes are especially interesting: “We want people to make full use of this content, whether they cut and paste it or whether they share it, and we completely accept that we’ve got a bit of a contradiction at the moment by saying […]

The NYT reports: “On Saturday Brazil’s government announced that Radiobrás, its official news agency, would make its archives and all its future reporting available under a Creative Commons license. The site housing the collection, which includes 150,000 photographs, was designed with free open-source software.”

The INA is setting a new standard for making television archives publicly accessible. From the IHT: One of the world’s leaders in digital audio and video has opened up its vault to the public, putting thousands of hours of radio and television recordings on the Internet for free. Historic footage of Charles de Gaulle, Marc […]

From The Daily Yomiuri: The entire NHK archive of more than 550,000 television programs should be made available on the Internet, an advisory panel for Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Heizo Takenaka agreed last week, prior to a final report to be announced later this month. To achieve this goal, the ministry should lift the […]

Catalog of nearly 1 million BBC programs online: Cory Doctorow: The BBC has posted an online interface into catalog of 946,614 BBC radio & TV programmes, dating back 75 years — searchable by category, cast and crew. This is a treasure-trove of data. Link to catalog, Link to Tom Loosemore’s commentary (via Ben Hammersley)

1960s Sci-fi Collections

We Make Money Not Art links to two collections of clips from television sci-fi series made in the 1960s. The collection of clips from UFO has a discussion of futuristic fashions is particularly good. The collection of Ultraman clips is marred by YouTube’s giant logo. These images of the future provide a fantastic view into […]

Cinema Minima is pointing to UbuWeb, an archive of high end avant-garde arts and culture sound and video recordings maintained by volunteers that has been going since 1996. Their index of artists is quite impressive. Haven’t had time to watch much yet, but their approach to orphan works really caught my eye: “If it’s out […]

This archive of civil rights-related television news is the most interesting and disturbing television news collection online that I’ve seen so far. William Thomas, who put the collection together, writes: The footage is the only remaining footage from stations in Virginia from the 50s and 60s. Thankfully, we do have some great footage from the […]