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Taking Pictures To The Public - Evaluation

10 August 2009 On October 21, 2008 the Nationaal Archief and Spaarnestad Photo were the first Dutch heritage institutions to place a small selection of their photos on Flickr The Commons, the ‘archives section’ in the popular online photo community Flickr. This initiative is part of a series of pilot projects that are being developed within Images for the Future in order to conduct research on involving the broad audience in photographic collections and metadata generation.
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1000 hours of Barend & Van Dorp online

02 July 2009 In 2008 Holland’s most renowned talkshow hosts Frits Barend and Henk van Dorp drove a trolley filled with all the episodes of their famous talkshow into the Sound and Vision building. As of September 17 Sound and Vision will put over 1000 hours of this unique material on display in their virtual showroom. Not only to let everyone in Holland enjoy it again, but also to be able to sell it.
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Milestone: fourteen proposals for digitizing photo collections

09 June 2009 Thursday, June 4 at 2 P.M. the deadline for delivering proposals for the digitization of photographic material from the National Archive, the Filmmuseum and the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision expired. The Tender included over 1.300.000 photographs and negatives. The National Archive called for this European tender.
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Stories of Slochteren

03 June 2009 Stories of Slochteren brings the past to life by combining personal memories of 50 years of gas extraction with historical image material. Stories of Slochteren gives the people of Groningen a unique chance to tell their stories about 50 years of gas extraction and to record these stories for the future.
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Sound and Vision and KRO launch videogame

19 May 2009 On the 19th of May, Sound and Vision will launch the annotation game for video ‘Waisda?’ in collaboration with KRO. It’s an intellectually challenging game that asks the player to add keywords to video material and in doing so, the player enhances the searchability of audiovisual archives. Waisda? is a Sound and Vision initiative that builds on several experiments by KRO Internet and is a result of the project Images for the Future.
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Sound and Vision embraces 40 years of Pinkpop

14 May 2009 Pinkpop is as alive as ever. Holland’s most famous pop festival is celebrating its 40th edition this year. Sound and Vision, 3FM and the television networks NPS/VARA/VPRO have chosen to tackle this 40th anniversary of Pinkpop in an integral manner. Central to their idea is the complete digital disclosure and documentation of Pinkpop concert registrations and visual material from the archives of Sound and Vision.