On June 11, the Agora research project will host a symposium entitled â€œDigital Cultural Heritage Goes Socialâ€. During this afternoon, there will be talks and discussions with internationally renowned researchers and cultural heritage professionals about the possible interaction between the social web and cultural heritage. Sound and Vision is a principal partner in the Agora project.
Invited speakers and panelists:
Carmen Iannacone, Chief Technology Officer for the Smithsonian Institution. He is responsible for evaluating and implementing new technologiesÂ for use in the Smithsonian IT infrastructure, and for optimizingÂ performance of its IT operations. The Institutionâ€™s nineteen museums andÂ research stations provide a diverse technology climate, and his role isÂ an integral liaison between centralized IT and the public. Prior toÂ joining the Smithsonian, Carmen Iannacone served as director ofÂ worldwide IT operations for the Federal Acquisition Service of theÂ General Services Administration (GSA), and was partner a softwareÂ development consultancy in Alexandria, VA. He holds several patents forÂ software and lives in Sterling, VA. More information about SmithsonianÂ Institution: http://www.si.edu/
Below youâ€™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). Click here for previous links. Some of the entries are in Dutch.
1. Spotify: Wapen tegen illegaal downloaden
2. Archief Beeld en Geluid ook voor Suriname
3. Layar announces Layar Stream: search and discovery for Augmented Reality
4. Staatssecretaris OC&W noemt Open Beelden als praktijkvoorbeeld van open video
5. European Parliament backs digital plans
6. Grote beeldcollecties visualiseren met Pivot
7. XS4ALL wil â€˜Muziek en film 4ALLâ€™.
8. Video search still a tough nut to crack
9. Public Domain Calculators at Europeana
Researchers from the R&D department of Sound and Vision have recently contributed to the following papers:
Oomen, Johan and Belice Baltussen, Lotte and Limonard, Sander and van Ees, Annelies (2010) Emerging Practices in the Cultural Heritage Domain – Engaging Users in a Shared Information Space. In: Proceedings of the WebSci10: Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line, April 26-27th, 2010, Raleigh, NC: US.
B.Â Huurnink, C.G.M. Snoek, M.Â deÂ Rijke, and A.W.M. Smeulders. Today’s and Tomorrow’s Retrieval Practice in the Audiovisual Archive. In: ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval 2010 (CIVR 2010). ACM, July 2010. (to appear, best paper candidate).
Oomen, Johan. Audiovisual Heritage and Participatory Culture. In: JTS2010, DIGITAL CHALLENGES AND DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES IN AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVING May 2 – 5, 2010 Oslo, Norway.