Sound and Vision makes Thesaurus available to the Nationaal Archief

14 May 2010 The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the Nationaal Archief (National Archive) have entered into a unique five-year cooperative alliance concerning the use of the Joint Thesaurus Audiovisual Archives (Gemeenschappelijke Thesaurus Audiovisuele Archieven), GTAA. Both institutes are already working together in the framework of Images for the Future.

Pinkpop archives searchable

22 January 2010 In May 2009 the annual Pinkpop festival celebrated its 40th edition. This anniversary year dwelled elaborately on the history of Pinkpop on location, on the web as well as on television. Images for the Future and the national research project MultimediaN have joined forces for the launch of an experimental video search engine on surrounding 40 years of Pinkpop.

Evaluation of video labeling game ‘Waisda?’

19 January 2010 On the 19th of May 2009 the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision launched ‘Waisda?’ in collaboration with KRO, an innovative annotation game for video. In the form of a challenging game Waisda? asks the player to add keywords (tags) to video material. Its goal is to enhance the searchability of audiovisual archives. Waisda? is based upon the principle that one can speak of a meaningful description when several people individually give the same tag to a video. Waisda? is the world’s first operat (...)

EUscreen International Conference on Content Selection Policy and Contextualisation

15 October 2009 Attribution - A two-day conference on content selection policies and contextualisation.

Location, location, location: Mapit1418

31 August 2009 During History Week (October 17 until October 25 2009) Knowledgeland and the National Archive will present the website MapIt1418. “War and Peace” is the theme of the week and this initiative corresponds nicely to it: the site gives access to an exceptional selection of First World War photo material from the National Archive. On this site special attention is given to photos from the Netherlands during the time of war, many of which have never been displayed before.

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.