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Evaluation of video labeling game ‘Waisda?’

19 January 2010 On the 19th of May 2009 the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision launched ‘Waisda?’ in collaboration with KRO, an innovative annotation game for video. In the form of a challenging game Waisda? asks the player to add keywords (tags) to video material. Its goal is to enhance the searchability of audiovisual archives. Waisda? is based upon the principle that one can speak of a meaningful description when several people individually give the same tag to a video. Waisda? is the world’s first operat (...)
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Mapit 1418 in the top 10 of archives

06 January 2010 As manager of Archieven.blogspot.com amongst others, Eric Hennekam has a clear overview of the latest developments within the field of digital disclosure of archives. He has made a survey of the ten best online archives of the year both for the Netherlands as for abroad.
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Images for the Future at DISH

05 January 2010 On the second day of DISH, the biennial international conference on digital heritage, Images for the Future organized a workshop on business model innovation.
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Digitization of photographic material has commenced

10 December 2009 The content supplying parties, Sound and Vision, Filmmuseum and National Archive have collaborated intensively over a one year period to draw up the estimate and the European tender for the digitization of photographs and negatives. The National Archive facilitated this process due to its know-how in the field of photo digitization and conservation.
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First selection Open Images available

19 November 2009 The entire first selection of material for Open Images has been placed online. The 469 items that can now be found on Open Images mainly stem from the Polygon Dutch News collection and a few from the Netherlands Government Information Service collection.
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T-Visionarium Open City: panoramic experience

01 October 2009 The largest painting of The Netherlands is the Mesdag’s Panorama: 120 meters long and 14 meters high. Not its size has been so impressive for over a century, but its shape: a cylinder. The spectator stands right in the middle of it! At the opening of the Panorama Vincent van Gogh stated: “Never in my life have I seen something so beautiful. The only flaw the Panorama Mesdag has is its lack of flaws”. Viewing art turned into experiencing art.