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Storing Digital Data for Eternity

“People think by digitizing photographs, maps, we have preserved them forever,” he says, “but we’ve only preserved them forever if we can continue to read the bits that encode them.”

Read about it here: http://www.newsweek.com/2015/07/03/storing-digital-data-eternity-345557.html

Call for Papers: View

VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, the first peer-reviewed multi-media e-journal in the field of television studies, devotes its 9th issue (Spring 2016) to TV Formats and Format Research: Theory, methodology, history and new developments. This special issue of VIEW seeks to build on existing format scholarship and deepen our understanding of the history and continuing growth of the TV format business from a European perspective.

VIEW Journal Issue 09 (Spring 2016)

The Greatest Pie Fight in Cinematic History Has Been Found

ver the weekend, it was quietly announced at the Library of Congress’ festival of “unidentified, underidentified, or misidentified films” that one of the most deeply mourned lost treasures in film history has reappeared.

Read more here: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2015/06/laurel_and_hardy_s_battle_of_the_century_pie_fight_reel_is_found.html

The Archive Thief

The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

Read story here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/arts/design/the-man-who-stole-nazi-era-history-from-the-streets.html?_r=1

 

Venice Fest To Bow Freshly Restored Copy Of Federico Fellini’s ‘Amarcord’

ROME — The Venice Film Festival will pay homage to Federico Fellini with a special world premiere screening of a freshly restored copy of “Amarcord” in September, 40 years after the Italian master’s reminiscence of his native “Rimini” won the foreign-language film Oscar.

The story is here: http://variety.com/2015/film/global/venice-fest-to-bow-freshly-restored-copy-of-federico-fellinis-amarcord-1201519661/

Man unearths dad's never-before-seen footage of JFK

When his father gave him a box of old home movies, Steven Smirco popped a tape in his VCR and sat down to relive his childhood.

Read more here: http://www.erietvnews.com/story/29296155/man-unearths-dads-never-before-seen-footage-of-jfk

‘Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond’

The centennial of the company’s incorporation in 1915 is the occasion for “Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond,” a series at the Museum of Modern Art initiated by George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., which holds the Technicolor Corporate Archive.

Read story here:  http://www.wsj.com/articles/glorious-technicolor-from-george-eastman-house-and-beyond-review-1433281078

 

Sony Pictures Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of 1776

The Director’s Cut is based, in part, on an earlier restoration carried out in 2002 for a DVD release. That version, also prepared with Hunt’s oversight, added a number of scenes and lost elements that weren’t in the original theatrical release.

Read the press release here: http://www.btlnews.com/crafts/post-production/sony-pictures-entertainment-completes-4k-restoration-of-1776/

AMIA Elections - Call for Nominations

It's June, and that means it's time to lock in nominations for the AMIA Board of Directors for the 2015 ballot.

Are you interested in running for the Board? Do you know someone else who would be a great candidate for the Board?

AMIA is seeking nominations for four positions on the AMIA Board of Directors. The positions are:

1. President of the Board

2. Director of the Board

3. Director of the Board

4. Director of the Board

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