First ever Dutch TV news broadcast now digitised

18 October 2010  - Beelden voor de toekomst The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision has now digitised the very first NTS TV news programme originally broadcast on 5 January 1956.

FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2010

15 October 2010 FIAT/IFTA has chosen “Making it Real – Keeping it Real” as the theme of the 2010 World Conference. Keeping up with the rapid pace of change in Audiovisual media creation and dissemination has meant that audiovisual archives have had to re-invent the wheel many times. However the fundamental principles that underlined audiovisual archiving in the analogue world still hold true – but there are new ways, new opportunities and new avenues to pursue in the digital and internet era and new economic ch (...)

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 (...)

VOB and CDR pull out of Images for the Future

17 September 2010 In consultation with the other partners, the Association of Public Libraries (Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken – VOB) and the Central Discotheque of Rotterdam (Centrale Discotheek Rotterdam – CDR) have withdrawn from the Images for the Future consortium.

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.


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.