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The Dutch national audiovisual archive Beeld en Geluid, and its partners in the Images for the Future project are in the process of digitizing 22,500 hours of film, 137,000 hours of television, 124,000 hours of radio recordings, and 2.9 million photos. They have received an investment of 154 million euros from the Dutch government that […]

At long last! Dave MacCarn’s outstanding survey of file formats and practices in public television production and distribution is now available. Survey of Digital Formatting Practices in Public Television We hope this will be useful to organizations that are facing the sometimes daunting prospect of making choices about how to archive video files for preservation. […]

Last week, I participated in an all-day seminar hosted by the Museum ofthe Moving Image in Queens. It was sponsored in part by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which provides federal funding to libraries and museums. IMLS has been supporting an impressive range of innovative projects to help their […]

For project team members out on the road and in need of a project summary on paper, we now have a spiffy new Project Summary.

Everything Old Can Be New Again, Nan Rubin’s article in Current, the newspaper about public TV and radio, offers an overview of PBS archives, plans for the future, and advice for station managers concerned about preservation and access. Here’s an excerpt: It’s time to get over our wasteful habit of letting our programs vanish forever. […]

Thirteen/WNET New York invites you to check out the finding aid for our newly remastered landmark public affairs series, The 51st State. https://www.thirteen.org/the51ststate/ On the air from 1972-1976, The 51st State began as a nightly news program with a mission to present in-depth and thoughtful reporting of regional issues.  During this period, New York City […]

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today announced the appointment of David Liroff as Senior Vice President, System Development and Media Strategy. Liroff comes to CPB from WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts where he has held the position of Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since 1995. At CPB, he will […]

As part of the NDIIPP Grant, PBS is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive inventory of its media. Approximately 157,000 items have been inventoried since the inventory began in 2006. A number of tapes that had been previously thought missing, including episodes of Austin City Limits, Mystery! and Firing Line were found during […]

February 28 + March 1, 2007 PBCore Training: 2nd Live Sessions Scheduled Please join us for the second in a series of four live Webinars on using PBCore. This session is “PBCore 102: The PBCore Elements.” As many are aware, a metadata dictionary used to describe the intellectual content, rights, and formats of public broadcasting […]

The January NDIIPP partners meeting was at UC San Diego, hosted in part by the San Diego Super Computer Center (SDSC). LC has been hosting these meetings twice a year now for all the NDIIPP projects plus fellow travellers, and these gatherings have been less about us talking about our projects and more about LC informing us […]