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Gemboxx overweegt Staat te dagen om stoppen oBRP

Computable - 13 oktober 2017 - 9:59am
It-leverancier Gemboxx overweegt de Staat te dagen naar aanleiding van het stopzetten van operatie Basisregistratie Personen (oBRP). Gemboxx is een van de leveranciers die betrokken is bij de oBRP en zegt schade te hebben geleden door...
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

EIT Digital opent fintech innovatiecentrum

Computable - 13 oktober 2017 - 9:38am
EIT Digital opent een innovatiecentrum in Amsterdam. Het Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) stelt hiervoor ruimte beschikbaar. Via deze vestiging wil de Europese innovatie- en educatie-organisatie in samenwerking met partners een impuls geven aan de fintech-ontwikkeling...
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

Legacy-systemen grootste dreiging bij digitalisering

Computable - 13 oktober 2017 - 9:15am
Verouderde systemen, oftewel legacy technologie, vormt volgens 41 procent van de bedrijven de grootste dreiging bij digitaliseringsprojecten. Ook vreest een derde van de organisaties dat interne weerstand digitalisering tegenhoudt.
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

AP: Microsoft verwerkt gegevens Windowsgebruikers in strijd met wet

Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (nieuws) - 13 oktober 2017 - 8:30am
Microsoft verwerkt via Windows 10 in strijd met de wet gegevens van mensen die dit besturingssysteem op hun computer hebben geïnstalleerd. Dit concludeert de Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) na onderzoek van Windows 10 Home en Pro. Microsoft informeert gebruikers niet duidelijk over welke gegevens zij voor welke doelen gebruikt. Ook kunnen mensen door de werkwijze van Microsoft geen rechtsgeldige toestemming geven voor de verwerking van hun gegevens. Het bedrijf vertelt niet dat het bij de standaardinstellingen voortdurend gegevens verzamelt over het gebruik van apps en het surfgedrag via de browser Edge. Microsoft heeft aangegeven de overtredingen te willen beëindigen. Als dit niet gebeurt, kan de AP besluiten Microsoft een sanctie op te leggen.

Techblog: Telemetrie in Windows 10

Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (nieuws) - 13 oktober 2017 - 8:29am
De Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) heeft onderzoek gedaan naar Windows 10 Home en Pro. Microsoft maakt gebruik van telemetrie bij dit besturingssysteem. Maar wat is dit precies en hoe werkt het? Waarom doet Microsoft dit? En is er eigenlijk iets tegen te doen? Floor Terra, technoloog van de AP, geeft uitleg.

Verdeelde reacties over rol ict in Regeerakkoord

Computable - 13 oktober 2017 - 8:16am
Branchevereniging Nederland ICT vindt dat het nieuwe Regeerakkoord van het kabinet Rutte III 'een mooie basis is om de digitale economie de komende jaren vooruit te helpen.' De coalitie van VVD, CDA, D66 en ChristenUnie noemt...
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

‘Capgemini versus SVB wordt verstrekkend precedent’

Computable - 13 oktober 2017 - 7:45am
Capgemini versus de SVB stevent af op een hoger beroep. Ongeacht de uitkomst een toekomstbepalende zaak. Dit is de discussiestelling die Computable-lezers vandaag krijgen voorgelegd.
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

The 20th Century Time Machine

Internet Archive - 13 oktober 2017 - 4:24am

by Nancy Watzman & Katie Dahl

Jason Scott

With the turn of a dial, some flashing lights, and the requisite puff of fog, emcees Tracey Jaquith, TV architect, and Jason Scott, free range archivist, cranked up the Internet Archive 20th Century Time Machine on stage before a packed house at the Internet Archive’s annual party on October 11.

Eureka! The cardboard contraption worked! The year was 1912, and out stepped Alexis Rossi, director of Media and Access, her hat adorned with a 78 rpm record.

1912

D’Anna Alexander (center) with her mother (right) and grandmother (left).

“Close your eyes and listen,” Rossi asked the audience. And then, out of the speakers floated the scratchy sounds of Billy Murray singing “Low Bridge, Everybody Down” written by Thomas S. Allen. From 1898 to the 1950s, some three million recordings of about three minutes each were made on 78rpm discs. But these discs are now brittle, the music stored on them precious. The Internet Archive is working with partners on the Great 78 Project to store these recordings digitally, so that we and future generations can enjoy them and reflect on our music history. New collections include the Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug 78rpm Collection of dance music collected in Argentina in the mid-1930s.

1927

Next to emerge from the Time Machine was David Leonard, president of the Boston Public Library, which was the first free, municipal library founded in the United States. The mission was and remains bold: make knowledge available to everyone. Knowledge shouldn’t be hidden behind paywalls, restricted to the wealthy but rather should operate under the principle of open access as public good, he explained. Leonard announced that the Boston Public Library would join the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project, by authorizing the transfer of 200,000 individual 78s to digitize for the 78rpm collection, “a collection that otherwise would remain in storage unavailable to anyone.”

David Leonard and Brewster Kahle

Brewster Kahle, founder and digital librarian of the Internet Archive, then came through the time machine to present the Internet Archive’s Internet Archive Hero Award to Leonard. “I am inspired every time I go through the doors,” said Kahle of the library, noting that the Boston Public Library was the first to digitize not just a presidential library, of John Quincy Adams, but also modern books.  Leonard was presented with a tablet imprinted with the Boston Public Library homepage.

1942

Kahle then set the Time Machine to 1942 to explain another new Internet Archive initiative: liberating books published between 1923 to 1941. Working with Elizabeth Townsend Gard, a copyright scholar at Tulane University, the Internet Archive is liberating these books under a little known, and perhaps never used, provision of US copyright law, Section 108h, which allows libraries to scan and make available materials published 1923 to 1941 if they are not being actively sold. The name of the new collection: the Sony Bono Memorial Collection, named for the now deceased congressman and former representative who led the passage of the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, which had the effect of locking up most books from the public domain back to 1923.

One of these books includes “Your Life,” a tome written by Kahle’s grandfather, Douglas E. Lurton, a “guide to a desirable living.” “I have one copy of this book and two sons. According to the law, I can’t make one copy and give it to the other son. But now it’s available,” Kahle explained.

1944

Sab Masada

The Time Machine cranked to 1944, out came Rick Prelinger, Internet Archive board president, archivist, and filmmaker. Prelinger introduced a new addition to the Internet Archive’s film collection: long-forgotten footage of an Arkansas Japanese internment camp from 1944.  As the film played on the screen, Prelinger welcomed Sab Masada, 87, who lived at this very camp as a 12 year old.

Masada talked about his experience at the camp and why it is important for people today to remember it, “Since the election I’ve heard echoes of what I heard in 1942. Using fear of terrorism to target the Muslims and people south of the border.”

1972

Next to speak was Wendy Hanamura, the director of partnerships. Hanamura explained how as a sixth grader she discovered a book at the library, Executive Order 9066, published in 1972, which told the tale of Japanese internment camps during World War II.

“Before I was an internet archivist, I was a daughter and granddaughter of American citizens who were locked up behind barbed wires,” said Hanamura. That one book – now out of print – helped her understand what had happened to her family.

Inspired by making it to the semi-final round of the MacArthur 100&Change initiative with a proposal that provides libraries and learners with free digital access to four million books, the Internet Archive is forging ahead with plans despite not winning the $100 million grant. Among the books the Internet Archive is making available: Executive Order 9066.

1985

The year display turned to 1985, Jason Scott reappeared on stage, explaining his role as a software curator. New this year to the Internet Archive are collections of early Apple software, he explained, with browser emulation allowing the user to experience just what it was like to fire up a Macintosh computer back in its hay day. This includes a collection of the then wildly popular “HyperCards,” a programmatic tool that enabled users to create programs that linked materials in creative ways, before the rise of the world wide web.

2017

After Vinay Goelthis tour through the 20th century, the Time Machine was set to present day, 2017. Mark Graham, director of the Wayback Machine and Vinay Goel, senior data engineer, stepped on stage. Back in 1996, when the Wayback Machine began archiving websites on the still new world wide web, the entire thing amounted to 2.2 terabytes of data. Now the Wayback Machine contains 20 petabytes. Graham explained how the Wayback Machine is preserving tweets, government websites, and other materials that could otherwise vanish. One example: this report from The Rachel Maddow Show, which aired on December 16, 2016, about Michael Flynn, then slated to become national security advisor. Flynn deleted a tweet he had made linking to a falsified story about Hillary Clinton, but the Internet Archive saved it through the Wayback Machine.

Goel took the microphone to announce new improvements to Wayback Machine 2.0 search. Now it’s possible to search for keywords, such as “climate change,” and find not just web pages from a particular time period mentioning these words, but also different format types — such as images, pdfs, or yes, even an old Internet Archive favorite, gifs from the now-defunct GeoCities–including snow globes!

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate with the Internet Archive staff and volunteers, or watched online. Please join our efforts to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge, whatever century it is from.

 

Syncing Catalogs with thousands of Libraries in 120 Countries through OCLC

Internet Archive - 12 oktober 2017 - 6:37pm

We are pleased to announce that the Internet Archive and OCLC have agreed to synchronize the metadata describing our digital books with OCLC’s WorldCat. WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of thousands of libraries in more than 120 countries that participate in the OCLC global cooperative.

What does this mean for readers?
When the synchronization work is complete, library patrons will be able to discover the Internet Archive’s collection of 2.5 million digitized monographs through the libraries around the world that use OCLC’s bibliographic services. Readers searching for a particular volume will know that a digital version of the book exists in our collection. With just one click, readers will be taken to archive.org to examine and possibly borrow the digital version of that book. In turn, readers who find a digital book at archive.org will be able, with one click, to discover the nearest library where they can borrow the hard copy.

There are additional benefits: in the process of the synchronization, OCLC databases will be enriched with records describing books that may not yet be represented in WorldCat.

“This work strengthens the Archive’s connection to the library community around the world. It advances our goal of universal access by making our collections much more widely discoverable. It will benefit library users around the globe by giving them the opportunity to borrow digital books that might not otherwise be available to them,” said Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive. “We’re glad to partner with OCLC to make this possible and look forward to other opportunities this synchronization will present.”

“OCLC is always looking for opportunities to work with partners who share goals and objectives that can benefit libraries and library users,” said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development. “We’re excited to be working with Internet Archive, and to make this valuable content discoverable through WorldCat. This partnership will add value to WorldCat, expand the collections of member libraries, and extend the reach of Internet Archive content to library users everywhere.”

We believe this partnership will be a win-win-win for libraries and for learners around the globe.

Better discovery, richer metadata, more books borrowed and read.

Vrouw in it? Zo bereik je de top!

Computable - 12 oktober 2017 - 2:00pm
Elk techreus is er mee bezig: diversiteit en inclusie. Maar hoe groei je als vrouw door naar de top? Dat werd drie vrouwen in een panelgesprek tijdens Splunk .Conf2017 gevraagd. Het draait om een plan opstellen,...
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

M7 Group neemt FiberNL en Stipte over

Computable - 12 oktober 2017 - 1:03pm
De Luxemburgse telecom-, tv- en internetdienstverlener M7 Group is eigenaar geworden van glasvezel- en DSL-aanbieder FiberNL en tv- en communicatiedienstverlener Stipte (het vroegere Scarlet). Deze bedrijven zullen samengevoegd worden met telecomaanbieder Online.nl.
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

Plasterk zet landsadvocaat op wanprestaties externen

Computable - 12 oktober 2017 - 11:55am
Demissionair minister Plasterk van BZK geeft de landsadvocaat opdracht om te onderzoeken of de wanprestaties zijn te verhalen die door externen zijn geleverd bij operatie BRP ((Basisregistratie Persoons Gegevens). Dit naar aanleiding van de recente uitspraak...
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

Eurofiber verbindt datacenters via online platform

Computable - 12 oktober 2017 - 11:15am
Glasvezelleverancier Eurofiber gaat 33 datacenters in ons land met elkaar verbinden via een online platform. Reden hiervoor is volgens de leverancier dat door de sterke groei van clouddiensten connectiviteit tussen verschillende datacenters belangrijk is. Het initiatief...
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

De weg uit het cyber security moeras

Computable - 12 oktober 2017 - 10:52am
Nieuwe security technologieën worden continu ontwikkeld. Baanbrekend en trendsettend komen ze als 'de meest geavanceerde oplossing' in de mode, om na verloop van tijd af te zakken van de 'catwalk' naar de winkelstraat om tenslotte weer...
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

Gitlab ontvangt kapitaalinjectie van 17 miljoen euro

Computable - 12 oktober 2017 - 10:43am
Het Utrechtse bedrijf Gitlab, dat softwareontwikkelaars aan projecten laat samenwerken, krijgt een investering van zeventien miljoen euro (twintig miljoen dollar) na een investeringsronde van Google Ventures (GV). Ook lijft het bedrijf WordPress-oprichter Matt Mullenweg in, die...
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

Belastingdienst nog niet uit problemen

Digitaal bestuur - 12 oktober 2017 - 10:29am
Het lukt de Belastingdienst nog steeds niet om belastingen op een efficiëntere manier te innen. Het in 2015 ingezette investeringsprogramma om dat met ict- en personeelsvernieuwingen voor elkaar te krijgen, komt onvoldoende van de grond. 

Microsoft omarmt Java voor serverless cloud

Computable - 12 oktober 2017 - 8:57am
Het nieuwe Microsoft wil zich echt anders gedragen en neemt developersverzoeken serieus. De Windows-maker en cloud-aanbieder gaat Java ondersteunen in zijn serverloze clouddienst Azure Functions.
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

‘AV volgt logisch het lot van OS, Flash en browser’

Computable - 12 oktober 2017 - 7:52am
Kaspersky’s antivirus (AV) zou meervoudig zijn gehackt om elders binnen te dringen. Logisch. Dit is de discussiestelling die Computable-lezers vandaag krijgen voorgelegd.
Categorieën: ICT , Informatievoorziening

Pilot online aangifte doen van start

Digitaal bestuur - 12 oktober 2017 - 6:00am
Vijf gemeenten zijn gestart met de eerste pilot voor online aangifte doen van overlijden en verhuizen via softwarebedrijf Decos, dat hiervoor eind 2016 aanbesteding van KING binnenhaalde. Gemeenten Amsterdam, Den Bosch, Maastricht, Zaanstad en Zuidplas …

Boston Public Library’s Sound Archives Coming to the Internet Archive for Preservation & Public Access

Internet Archive - 11 oktober 2017 - 8:06pm

Today, the Boston Public Library announced the transfer of significant holdings from its Sound Archives Collection to the Internet Archive, which will digitize, preserve and make these recordings accessible to the public. The Boston Public Library (BPL) sound collection includes hundreds of thousands of audio recordings in a variety of historical formats, including wax cylinders, 78 rpms, and LPs. The recordings span many genres, including classical, pop, rock, jazz, and opera – from 78s produced in the early 1900s to LPs from the 1980s. These recordings have never been circulated and were in storage for several decades, uncataloged and inaccessible to the public. By collaborating with the Internet Archive, Boston Public Libraries audio collection can be heard by new audiences of scholars, researchers and music lovers worldwide.

Some of the thousands of 20th century recordings in the Boston Public Library’s Sound Archives Collection.

“Through this innovative collaboration, the Internet Archive will bring significant portions of these sound archives online and to life in a way that we couldn’t do alone, and we are thrilled to have this historic collection curated and cared for by our longtime partners for all to enjoy going forward,” said David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library.

78 rpm recordings from the Boston Public Library Sound Archive Collection

Listening to the 78 rpm recording of “Please Pass the Biscuits, Pappy,” by W. Lee O’Daniel and his Hillbilly Boys from the BPL Sound Archive, what do you hear? Internet Archive Founder, Brewster Kahle, hears part of a soundscape of America in 1938.  That’s why he believes Boston Public Library’s transfer is so significant.

Boston Public Library is once again leading in providing public access to their holdings. Their Sound Archive Collection includes hillbilly music, early brass bands and accordion recordings from the turn of the last century, offering an authentic audio portrait of how America sounded a century ago.” says Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive’s Digital Librarian. “Every time I walk through Boston Public Library’s doors, I’m inspired to read what is carved above it: ‘Free to All.’”

The 78 rpm records from the BPL’s Sound Archives Collection fit into the Internet Archive’s larger initiative called The Great 78 Project. This community effort seeks to digitize all the 78 rpm records ever produced, supporting their  preservationresearch and discovery. From about 1898 to the 1950s, an estimated 3 million sides were published on 78 rpm discs. While commercially viable recordings will have been restored or remastered onto LP’s or CD, there is significant research value in the remaining artifacts which include often rare 78rpm recordings.

“The simple fact of the matter is most audiovisual recordings will be lost,” says George Blood, an internationally renowned expert on audio preservation. “These 78s are disappearing right and left. It is important that we do a good job preserving what we can get to, because there won’t be a second chance.”

George Blood LP’s 4-arm turntable used for 78 digitization.

The Internet Archive is working with George Blood LP, and the IA’s Music Curator, Bob George of the Archive of Contemporary Music  to discover, transfer, digitize, catalog and preserve these often fragile discs.  This team has already digitized more than 35,000 sides.  The BPL collection joins more than 20 collections  already transferred to the Internet Archive for physical and digital preservation and access. Curated by many volunteer collectors, these collections will be preserved for future generations.

The Internet Archive began working with the Boston Public Library in 2007, and our scanning center is housed at its Central Library in Copley Square.  There, as a digital-partner-in-residence, the Internet Archive is scanning bound materials for Boston Public Library, including the John Adams Library, one of the BPL’s Collections of Distinction.

To honor Boston Public Library’s long legacy and pioneering role in making its valuable holdings available to an ever wider public online, we will be awarding the 2017 Internet Archive Hero Award to David Leonard, the President of BPL, at a public celebration tonight at the Internet Archive headquarters in San Francisco.

 

 

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