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AMIA Broadens Focus on Education with Launch of Webinar Series

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) will unveil a series of online webinars this month, expanding its educational offerings on media preservation, and providing introduction of these important topics to the broader library and archive communities as well as the general public

Read more here: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/thewire/amia-broadens-focus-education-launch-webinar-series/143907

FDCP vigorously salvaging and restoring Filipino classic movies

FILIPINOS will get the chance to view more film treasures from past decades, as the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) strengthens its efforts in film preservation through the restructuring of the National Film Archives. Read story here:

 

http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/fdcp-vigorously-salvaging-and-restoring-filipino-classic-movies/

North Dakota man inspires preservation of home movies

An unexpected type of film set a new course of activity in Kirsten Larvick’s life after she inherited several 8 mm home movies filmed by her grandfather, Al Larvick, a North Dakota native. Read story here:

 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/1/north-dakota-man-inspires-preservation-of-home-mov/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

Zapproved Releases Third Annual Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark Survey

The Industry's Most Extensive Study of Preservation Practices Finds Processes Still Lack Maturity.

Read more here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/zapproved-releases-third-annual-legal-150000465.html;_ylt=AwrXnCLfmdxVtw4A33HQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTByc3RzMXFjBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwM0BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--
 

Introducing AMIA's first online learning series!

Introducing AMIA's first online learning series! Beginning in September, AMIA is offering three webinar series intended to further education in the archival moving image profession, as well as to provide introduction to these topics to the broader libraries and archives community.

For more information or to register go here: http://www.amiaonline.org/

The Internet Of Sound

Analog sonic codes can be found in unlikely places: composers from Mozart to Schumann hid private audio-numerological jokes in their music, underwater modems guided naval vessels, telephone networks babbled dial-tone enharmonics. Story here:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/26/the-internet-of-sound/

• How High Def is Changing Your Brain – and Driving the Prop Master Crazy

Real life at 48 frames per second can blow your mind, or just look fake.

More:  http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-property-master/

• Smithsonian Takes a Giant Step with Its First Kickstarter Campaign to Fund the Conservation of Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit


On the 46th anniversary of the historic moonwalk, the spacesuit that made it possible is headed to the conservation lab.


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-takes-giant-step-its-first-kickstarter-campaign-fund-conservation-neil-armstrongs-spacesuit-180955964/?no-ist
 

• Forget 4K: This Low-Res Screen Creates Images Out of Thread

4K displays are tack-sharp, plentiful, and getting cheaper. But UltraHD screens will never be as cool as this low-res 0.02K display for a simple reason: Instead of using OLED or LED, this screen creates images using motorized belts of multicolored fabric.

More:  http://www.wired.com/2015/07/forget-4k-low-res-screen-creates-images-thread/

Living Test Patterns: The Models Who Calibrated Color TV

The white women known in the 1950s as “Miss Color TV” reinforced longstanding hierarchies of gender and race that were built into generations of technologies. Read more:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/06/miss-color-tv/396266/

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