Archive for January, 2009

Interesting links

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Below you’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. Library of Congress Photos on Flickr – The Report
2. DEN legt basis voor vervaardiging en digitale duurzaamheid
3. YouTube Bans Video Essayist
4. Status, Use and Trends of Open Content Models in the New Media Industry
5. Pew Internet Releases Adults and Social Networks report
6. Al Jazeera maakt tv-beelden Gaza onder CC-licentie beschikbaar
7. Top Ten best online archives 2008
8. Europeana back online after mass server overloads
9. Digitaal Allemaal 2035: De toekomst van digitaal erfgoed


Open Source Video Software: An Inventory

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

This is a post to circulate our current research on the availability of open source software for video:

Open Source Video Software: An Inventory (OpenDocument Text file, 52 KB)

This inventory is the result of an ongoing effort at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision R&D Department at creating an insight in the current availability of open source software for video. The main reason for this research is the current development of Open Images, but it is also aimed at expanding our institutional knowledge and expertise, and to share this within research projects and (collaborative) software development. The goal is to get an overview of the available tools for the whole spectrum, from production to distribution and ultimately consumption. Next to this, we also consider processes involved with preservation, interaction and creative reuse of video.

The publication of this document is meant as a first step towards sharing this knowledge and transforming this research into a collaborative effort. We hope this document can become a starting point for a more comprehensive and elaborate inventory. To make this possible we have used an OpenDocument Text file for this document and licensed it under a Creative Commons license. So feel free to correct and/or add information to this inventory, or – for instance – convert the document into a wiki!

For the less ‘open’ readers, there is also a PDF version.

UPDATE: The Open Video Alliance has adopted the inventory on its wiki, making it possible for anyone to contribute!