Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A DReaM Project - Monday Nov 06, 2006

Imagine a world where your access to digital content is based on your identity rather than the device you're using. Because in fact, your identity is not tied to any particular point or consumption device. Such is Sun's vision behind digital rights management (DRM) where the focus is on network identity as the place where your rights live and are accessible.

This edition of Innovating@Sun with host Hal Stern welcomes Tom Jacobs, director of research at Sun Labs (a.k.a. voodoo computer scientist) to discuss Project DReaM, Sun's acronym for Digital Rights Management Everywhere Accessible.

An audio podcast highlights how companies compete in technologies, based upon the quality of their implementations, services and pricing. The podcast includes:

  • Hollywood's opinion on the topic and Sun's area of focus – customers in enterprise, healthcare, government, education, finance and securities.
  • Why interoperable content is so important
  • How Microsoft tackles the issue with Vista and Sun tackles it with identity management
  • Reference implementations of code moving into built-in standards
  • What critics and supporters say about Project DReaM
  • Digital rights management as an improved approach to security
  • What the Liberty Alliance community is saying
  • Monday, November 06, 2006

    Government Video and Technology Expo. Washington DC Convention Center Dec 5-7, 2006

    The Government Video and Technology Expo serves the equipment and educational needs of professionals working with video, audio, multimedia, conferencing technologies and broadcast in the federal, state, and local government, as well as in law enforcement, education, religious, and the non-profit sector. The event combines an exhibit hall, educational sessions, and individual conference programs bringing government buyers and vendors together for the ninth year running .

    SEAPAVAA conference in Canberra, Australia, Nov 13 - 17

    This year’s conference of the South East Asia-Pacific AV Archives Association will be held in Canberra, Australia, from 13 to 17 November. The theme is THE VISIBLE ARCHIVE: ACCESS, ADVOCACY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. Registration forms, conference program and other information are available at the mirror website: http://www.pia.gov.ph/seapavaa/

    SMPTE Conference, Los Angeles October 18-21, 2006

    The Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers is the leading organization for professionals in motion imaging technology, and for 90 years they’ve been bringing together industry experts on the technological cutting edge to share their knowledge. This year's Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, brought together the latest in High Definition, Film Technologies, the Digital Intermediate, Video IP Workflow, and a host of other hot topics.

    NAB New York Oct 23-25th, 2006

    This year's National Association of Broadcasters convention at the Javits Convention Center in New York featured more than 100 training sessions in cutting-edge production and post-production techniques and an exhibition that showcased the latest audio, video, content creation and asset management technologies.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2006

    AMIA 2006 Conference in Alaska

    The Association of Moving Image Archives held a successful 17th Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska from October 10 to 14.
    The conference included:
    • Workshops and training on Cataloguing and Metadata; Film Technology; Magnetic Tape Triage; Health, Safety and Disaster Preparedness
    • Presentations and panel discussions on Cold Storage, Planning digitizing projects, Film scanning, Repurposing television for HD and DVD, Staffing and resources, Training, Ethics, Web access, Cataloguing and Alaskan heritage
    • Committee meetings covering Preservation; Cataloguing; Copyright; Independent Media; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender; Digital Initiatives; Documentary And Television; Nitrate Film; Regional Audio-Visual Archives; News; Moving Image Related Materials & Documentation; Education; Small Gauge/Amateur Film; Access; International Outreach; and Development of the Moving Image Collections website
    Some attendees took time to enjoy the views and natural richness of the Alaskan environment, while visits from a local husky team added to the experience.
    Next year's conference will be held in Rochester, NY.

    Friday, July 14, 2006

    MIC looking for feedback

    This request comes from MIC:

    The MIC (Moving Image Collections) initiative, a collaborative between the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and the Library of Congress, is interested in your feedback to better assess how we are doing, where we can improve, and what future strategic directions to take. As many of you are aware, MIC documents moving image collections around the world through a catalog of titles and directory of repositories. It provides a technology base and informational resources to support research, collaboration, and preservation. It is a portal for integrating moving images into 21st Century education and a key access program of the Library of Congress' National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia.

    Please take a few moments to visit the MIC site (http://mic.loc.gov), then complete the MIC Evaluation Survey by clicking on the link under 'In the Spotlight.'