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Film on Demand

Last week a report outlining the economic importance of the film industry in Holland was officially presented to government representative Boris van der Ham. The report, commissioned by Filmwereld , an association of filmmakers, theaters, rental stores and other distribution channels, shows a clear but grim picture: in 2005 the film industry lost over 10% (82 million Euro) in revenue through illegally downloaded films. With the report, the association asks for governmental support to help fight (...)
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Interesting links digest

Below you’ll see some interesting reading material which could be useful one way or the other for our project Images for the Future (and of course other digitization projects). Some of the entries are in Dutch.
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Use video-sharing sites doubled in 2007

Interesting figures from the other side of the ocean. The Pew Internet & American Life Project has just released findings showing that 48% of internet users have been to video-sharing sites such as YouTube and the daily traffic to such sites on a typical day has doubled in the past year.
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Museum collection on your Facebook with ArtShare tool

ArtShare is a good example of how institutions can effectively work together to make their collections online available to a broad public. Share your cultural taste, make new friends and help the Brooklyn Museum work out their beta version.
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The Commons – Library of Congress photo’s on Flickr

 - The Library of Congress and Flickr together announced a pilot to put a selection of the photo collection of the LOC on Flickr. The community will tag. Will it also capture the imagination of othe (...)
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BBC on MySpace “Great to see you here, auntie!”

Today the BBC and MySpace, the world’s largest social networking platform, announced the launch of a partnership to globally bring new and archived short BBC video content to MySpaceTV. A new step in BBC’s strategy to broaden the reach of its content to new outlets and engage with audiences.