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Library of Zeeland new media pilot

22 January 2010 Within this pilot the library of Zeeland has given audiovisual material a place in the library. Film and video material from the Images for the Future collections and from the collections of local archives have been added to the website www.geschiedeniszeeland.nl.
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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.
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Launch Open Images!

24 September 2009 On 24 September 2009 Sound and Vision launched Open Images, a new and open media platform that offers access to a selection of archive material to stimulate creative reuse. Footage from these audiovisual collections can be remixed into new works. Users of Open Images then have the opportunity to add their new material to the platform, in order to expand the archive.
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‘Holland reads’: use your hands

23 September 2009 From 23 October until 20 November 2009, the campaign ‘Nederland Leest’ (Holland Reads) will be held. During this campaign, the Dutch Public Library Association will launch a book application on the Microsoft Surface Table. This is a digital table that responds to touch and will be filled with documents, photos and films about the Dutch writer Hella Haasse and her book “Oeroeg”. Several visitors can ‘play’ with the information simultaneously, to their heart’s content.
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New future for ‘Barend & Van Dorp’

17 September 2009 A special day: on 17 September 2009, the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision makes over 8 years of Barend & Van Dorp (a famous Dutch talk show) online available at www.barendenvandorp.nl. And this is only the beginning; during the coming months even more material will be provided. Frits Barend and Henk van Dorp, the two talk show hosts, expressed the wish that the material should not only be conserved properly, but should also be disclosed.