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iPhone-application War Memorials in Vision

13 October 2010 Attribution - Beelden voor de toekomst On 13 October 2010, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision launched its new application, War Memorials in Vision (...)
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National Archives & Spaarnestad Photo join Wikipedia!

06 September 2010 On 13 September 2010 the Nationaal Archief and Spaarnestad Photo will donate more than 1,000 photos to Wikimedia Netherlands, part of Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the largest online encyclopaedia in the world and is, moreover, entirely written and maintained by users. There is a substantial demand for images to illustrate the encyclopaedia entries, but in many cases the photographic material is not available legally.


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Video labeling game Waisda? wins ‘Best Archives on the Web Award’

02 September 2010 The video labeling game Waisda? has won the prestigious ‘Best Archives on the Web Award’ in the category ‘Best Use of Crowdsourcing for Description’. The awards have been awarded annually since 2008, and are organised by the popular archive blog ArchivesNext by archive specialist Kate Theimer. This is the third award for Waisda? after winning the Competition Grand Challenge at the EuroITV in Finland last June and the TIMAF European Best Practices Awards.
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Open Images used as a case study in guideline for multimedia formats

18 June 2010 On 17 June the first copy of the Handreiking Multimediaformaten, a guideline for multimedia formats published by Nederland Open in Verbinding and Forum Standaardisatie, was presented during the AVA_Net meeting.
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Video labelling game Waisda? wins prize at EurolTV conference

11 June 2010 On 10 June 2010 the video labelling game Waisda? (a Dutch word-play on ‘what is that’) won the Competition Grand Challenge at EurolTV, the number one conference for interactive TV and web video. Waisda? is the world’s first operational video labelling game for audiovisual archives. The game was developed in May 2009 by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision together with Dutch public broadcasting organisation KRO.
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Verkiezingstijden shows 27 post-war governments

25 May 2010 On 25 May the website www.verkiezingstijden.nl was launched, containing audiovisual materials relating to the 27 governments the Netherlands has known since the end of the war. Verkiezingstijden.nl is the result of cooperation between Kennisland, Beeld en Geluid and Nationaal Archief/Spaarnestad Photo. The website allows visitors to place recent political events in a historical context by accessing items of audiovisual heritage.