Archive for May, 2010

CATCH Symposium: Digital Cultural Heritage Goes Social – Amsterdam, June 11

Monday, May 31st, 2010

On June 11, the Agora research project will host a symposium entitled “Digital Cultural Heritage Goes Social”. 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 technologies  for use in the Smithsonian IT infrastructure, and for optimizing  performance of its IT operations. The Institution’s nineteen museums and  research stations provide a diverse technology climate, and his role is  an integral liaison between centralized IT and the public. Prior to  joining the Smithsonian, Carmen Iannacone served as director of  worldwide IT operations for the Federal Acquisition Service of the  General Services Administration (GSA), and was partner a software  development consultancy in Alexandria, VA. He holds several patents for  software and lives in Sterling, VA. More information about Smithsonian  Institution:



Interesting links

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

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. 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 ‘Muziek en film 4ALL’.
8. Video search still a tough nut to crack
9. Public Domain Calculators at Europeana


Scientific Publications (May 2010)

Friday, May 14th, 2010

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. Huurnink, C.G.M. Snoek, M. de 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.