2005 - 2017

History 98 History

  1. An Archive of 10,000 Cylinder Recordings Readied for the Spotify Era. The UCSB Library invites you to discover and listen to its online archive of cylinder recordings.


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  4. Our memory is dissipating. Hard drives only last five years, a webpage is forever changing and there’s no machine left that reads 15-year old floppy disks. Digital data is vulnerable. Yet entire libraries are shredded and lost to budget cuts, because we assume everything can be found online. But is that really true? For the first time in history, we have the technological means to save our entire past, yet it seems to be going up in smoke. Will we suffer from collective amnesia? This VPRO Backlight documentary tracks down the amnesiac zeitgeist starting at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, whose world-famous 250-year old library was lost to budget cuts. The 400.000 Books were saved from the shredder by Ismail Serageldin, director of the world-famous Library of Alexandria, who is turning the legendary library of classical antiquity into a new knowledge hub for the digital world. Images as well as texts risk being lost in this ‘Digital Dark Age’. In an old McDonald’s restaurant in Mountain View, CA, retired NASA engineer Dennis Wingo is trying to retrieve the very first images of the moon. Upstate New York, Jason Scott has founded The Archive Team, a network of young activists that saves websites that are at risk of disappearing forever. In San Francisco, we visit Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive that’s going against the trend to destroy archives, and the Long Now Foundation, which has put the long-term back on the agenda by building a clock that only ticks once a year and should last 10,000 years, in an attempt to reconnect with generations thousands of years from now. Directed by Bregtje van der Haak / produced by VPRO Backlight, The Netherlands You can watch the Dutch episode here: http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringe... For broadcast rights: www.nposales.com / info@nposales.com.

    2 years ago / / / /

  5. Rekall est un logiciel destiné à l’ensemble des arts de la scène (théâtre, danse, musique, cirque, marionnettes, performance…) et aux installations interactives.

    Rekall permet de :

    • documenter et conserver les œuvres à composante technologique
    • reprendre un spectacle dont les technologies sont obsolètes
    • retrouver les choix techniques et artistiques d’une résidence à une autre


    Rekall est conçu pour :

    • les régisseurs : prise de note rapide pendant les répétitions, mémorisation des différentes conduites techniques (son, lumière, vidéo, dispositifs technologiques), regroupement de tous les documents techniques
    • les artistes : regroupement et sauvegarde des différents éléments du spectacle (artistiques et technologiques) afin d’en assurer la reprise en prenant en compte l’obsolescence programmée des technologies et l’intentionnalité des concepteurs
    • les historiens : documentation des œuvres en prenant en compte le processus de création, les différentes variantes et la multiplicité des types de documents
    • les responsables pédagogiques et les éditeurs : création de documentaires enrichis


    Rekall documente un spectacle à plusieurs moments de sa vie :

    • pendant les répétitions : aide aux régisseurs et aux techniciens
    • au moment de la création et pendant l’exploitation : aide aux artistes pour la reprise du spectacle
    • après la création : aide aux historiens et aux éditeurs pour analyser une œuvre
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  6. MSLP stands for International Music Score Library Project. The logo is a capital letter A, taken from the very first press-printed book of polyphonic music, the Harmonice Musices Odhecaton, published in 1501. Its printer, Ottaviano Petrucci, is this library's namesake.

    3 years ago / /
  7. "The average life of a web page is about 100 days before it's either changed or deleted," says Kahle. "Even if it's supported by big companies: Google Video came down, Yahoo Video came down, Apple went and wiped out all the pages in Mobile Me." Capturing this transient web was Kahle's original mission for the Internet Archive when he founded it in 1996. Nearly two decades later, the 53-year-old compares his organization to a "Library of Alexandria, version two."

    That may be an understatement. In addition to hosting the Wayback Machine, an ever-growing collection of more than 400 billion copies of web pages, the Internet Archive has also expanded its services by providing millions of free digitized books, TV shows, movies, songs, documents, and software titles. Want to see what MotherJones.com looked like in 1996? Here you go. Are you a Deadhead in search of rare recordings? There are more than 9,000 to choose from. Remember when federal websites were closed for business during the government shutdown? They were still available thanks to the Internet Archive.

    3 years ago / /
  8. Le papier permanent
    par Astrid Brandt

          La première norme internationale pour le papier permanent (ISO 9706), publiée par l’International Organization for Standardization (organisation internationale de normalisation, désignée par l’abréviation ISO) en mars 1994, fixe " les prescriptions pour qu’un papier destiné à l’établissement de documents soit permanent ", c’est-à-dire qu’il reste chimiquement et physiquement stable pendant une longue période. Cette norme internationale est l’équivalent de la norme américaine ANSI Z39.48 de 1992 : " Permanence of paper for printed library materials ".

    Pour qu’un papier puisse être déclaré conforme à la norme ISO 9706 (ou ANSI Z39.48), il doit répondre aux critères suivants :

    - le pH de l’extrait aqueux de la pâte à papier doit être compris entre 7,5 et 10 ;

    - l’indice Kappa de la pâte à papier, qui indique la résistance à l’oxydation (liée à la présence de lignine), doit être inférieur à 5 ;

    - la réserve alcaline doit être supérieure ou égale à 2 % d’équivalent de carbonate de calcium ;

    - la résistance à la déchirure doit être supérieure à 350 mN pour un papier dont le grammage est supérieur à 70 g/m2.

    Le symbole attaché à cette norme est le signe mathématique de l’infini dans un cercle surmontant la mention " ISO 9706 ".

    Le papier permanent peut être fabriqué soit à partir de chiffons, soit à partir de pâte chimique de bois en milieu neutre ou alcalin ; le bois peut donc être utilisé à condition d’en éliminer tous les constituants non cellulosiques, et en particulier la lignine.

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  9. Server offering chip music in all formats (MOD, XM, S3M, SID, YM, SAP, IT, AdLib) and platforms (Amiga, PC, Spectrum, NES.)


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  10. We are the best site for downloading FREE public domain Golden Age Comics. All files here have been researched by our staff and users to make sure they are copyright free and in the public domain. To start downloading just register an account and enjoy these great comic books. We do not charge per download and the goal of the project is to archive these comic books online and make them widely available.

    3 years ago / / /

  11. John Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the aspect ratio of modern digital cameras.

    This lesson is part of the FilmmakerIQ course: "Everything You Need To Know about Aspect Ratio"

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  12. Out-of-place artifact (OOPArt) is a term coined by American naturalist and cryptozoologist Ivan T. Sanderson for an object of historical, archaeological, or paleontological interest found in a very unusual or seemingly impossible context[1] that could challenge conventional historical chronology by being "too advanced" for the level of civilization that existed at the time, or showing "human presence" far before humans were supposed to exist.

    The term "out-of-place artifact" is rarely used by mainstream historians or scientists. Its use is largely confined to cryptozoologists, proponents of ancient astronaut theories, Young Earth creationists, and paranormal enthusiasts.[2] The term is used to describe a wide variety of objects, from anomalies studied by mainstream science to pseudoarchaeology far outside the mainstream, to objects that have been shown to be hoaxes or to have mundane explanations.

    Critics argue that most purported OOPArts which are not hoaxes are the result of mistaken interpretation, wishful thinking, or a mistaken belief that a particular culture couldn't have created an artifact or technology due to a lack of knowledge or materials. Supporters regard OOPArts as evidence that mainstream science is overlooking huge areas of knowledge, either willfully or through ignorance.[2]

    In some cases, the uncertainty results from inaccurate descriptions. For example: the Wolfsegg Iron was said to be a perfect cube, but in fact it is not; the Klerksdorp spheres were said to be perfect spheres, but they are not; and the Iron pillar of Delhi was said to be "rust proof", but it has some rust near its base.

    Many writers or researchers who question conventional views of human history have used purported OOPArts in attempts to bolster their arguments.[2] Creation Science relies on allegedly anomalous finds in the archaeological record to challenge scientific chronologies and models of human evolution.[3] Claimed OOPArts have been used to support religious descriptions of pre-history, ancient astronaut theories, or the notion of vanished civilizations that possessed knowledge or technology more advanced than our own.[2]

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  13. Polybius is a supposed arcade game featured in an Internet urban legend. According to the story, the Tempest-style game was released to the public in 1981, and caused its players to go insane, causing them to suffer from intense stress, horrific nightmares, and even suicidal tendencies. A short time after its release, it supposedly disappeared without a trace. Not much evidence for the existence of such a game has ever been discovered.

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  14. This project is an online interactive featuring the Eagle lunar landing. The presentation includes original Apollo 11 spaceflight video footage, communication audio, mission control room conversations, text transcripts, and telemetry data, all synchronized into an integrated audio-visual experience.

    Until today, it has been impossible to comprehensively experience mankind's shining exploratory accomplishment in a singular experience. We have compiled hours of content available from public domain sources and various NASA websites. Thamtech staff and volunteers generously devoted their time to transcribe hours of speech to text. By using simultaneous space and land based audio and video, transcripts, images, spacecraft telemetry, and biomedical data—this synchronized presentation reveals the Moon Shot as experienced by the astronauts and flight controllers.

    Our goal is to capture a moment in history so that generations may now relive the events with this interactive educational resource. The world remembers the moon landing as a major historical event but often fails to recognize the scale of the mission. This interactive resource aims to educate visitors while engaging them with the excitement of manned-spaceflight to build a passion for scientific exploration.

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  15. Gizmo is a documentary about oddball inventions and inventors from the 20th century.Howard Smith`s 1977 documentary about improbable inventions compiles old newsreel footage of wacky inventions in action, (or inaction as the case may be), as well as some inventors` physical quirks and others` daring deeds in "bringing their invention to market," all for your enjoyment. Gizmo! is an irresistible collection of newsreel footage chronicling the inventive spirit in America. We are treated to some of the strangest inventions ever concocted by man, as well as a few forgotten contraptions that seem to make a great deal of sense. Naturally, filmmaker Howard Smith does not let slip the opportunity of showing the inventors at their most foolish, so once again those ubiquitous shots of collapsing one-man airplanes and malfunctioning jet-powered backpacks are trotted out.

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