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Stay up to speed with the latest in research and development at Sound and Vision. Learn about projects, trends, best practices, and relevant events in the heritage field, directly from our experts.

Do YouTube comments have archival value?

Jack O’Carroll is a student in Archival Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). During his internship at Sound and Vision he researched the use of YouTube comments as archival records.

The "stories of AV Archives" podcast episode 2

We are excited to announce that the second episode of the Stories of Audiovisual Archives Podcast is finally up. This podcast is brought to you by the Audiovisual Think Tank (AVTT), a group of people working with audiovisual archives around...

The Emergence of the Dutch Game Ecosystem

The game industry has had a bigger impact on the media system of the Netherlands than you may think. This blog reports on research performed by Erasmus University Rotterdam researcher, Annie Heslinga. In it she explores how pioneering Dutch...

Rewire 2019: Instrumental Shifts

For the past four years, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s RE:VIVE initiative has partnered with The Hague’s Rewire Festival to explore new presentations of re-used cultural heritage in the electronic music community. This ye...

Instrumental Shifts Symposium

Taking place on Friday, 29 March, at Rewire Festival, the Instrumental Shifts Symposium will explore new frontiers of computer science, music, and future technologies. Organised by The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision RE:VIVE init...

World Radio Day: 100 years of radio

Hans Henricus Schotanus à Steringa Idzerda begon de radio omroep in 1919

The importance of radio is yearly celebrated on the World Radio Day on February 13. The mission of UNESCO is to stress the importance of the medium in the way it informs us, changes us and brings us together. In the Netherlands 2019 is the...

Winter School 2019

For the past four years, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum has been organizing the Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving where professionals from different international organizations get together to develop and...

Archiving the Unarchivable

Us archivists are constantly thinking about long-term preservation. But what should or shouldn’t we do when faced with things meant to be experienced in the here and now, in the fleeting moment, rather than persist in the long run? On 22-24...

Join the creation of a GIF Collection

On the 27th of October, heritage institutions around the globe celebrate UNESCO's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. What better occasion than this to start a new project - a GIF collection at Sound and Vision. And we need your help to mak...