Sauvons nos sons à la British Library

Cette interview est disponible uniquement en anglais. In January, the British Library launched Save Our Sounds, a programme to save Britain’s sound collections for future generations. Here, Richard Ranft, the library’s Head of Sound and Vision (and incidentally Project Coordinator of Europeana Sounds) discusses the aims of the campaign, and the challenges faced, as well as the rewards gained, by the institution as it digitises its extraordinary collections. […]

Des enregistrements inédits japonais en ligne !

Fruit de la collaboration entre la Bibliothèque nationale de France et la Bibliothèque nationale de la Diète au Japon, le portail France-Japon a ouvert ses portes virtuelles en décembre 2014. […]

Numérisation et reconnaissance optique pour la musique

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Digitisation of music text requires high accuracy in the digital representation of small details. Various methodologies have been developed for staff and bar line detection, as well as for optical symbol recognition in music manuscripts. Our Lab in National Technical University of Athens, in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Music and Acoustics (led by Dr Kostas Moschos) developed a study with a set of guidelines for digitization and optical recognition of music (OMR) manuscripts for the Greek National Information Society Programme. […]

octobre 23rd, 2014|Actualités, Organisation @fr|0 Comments

Découvrez le plus ancien enregistrement de Mozart

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. In a climate controlled section in the basement of Statsbiblioteket, you can find a couple of old solid wooden boxes. These boxes used to contain some of the world’s oldest sound recordings on wax cylinders, called the “Ruben collection”. One of the cylinders contains what might be the oldest existing Mozart recording in the world: the famous Danish opera bass-bariton Peter Schram (1819-1895) sings Leporello’s arias from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. […]

septembre 15th, 2014|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Période cruciale à la Bibliothèque nationale de Lettonie

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. 2014 is the year of big changes for the National Library of Latvia (NLL). Ever since the library was founded in 1919, it never had a building designed for and corresponding to the needs of a library. Already in 1928 it was acknowledged that the State Library needs a new building, and at various other times the same idea was floating in the air. […]

Regarder les sons, écouter les images

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. By 2017, the Europeana Sounds project will have made over half a million digital sound tracks and many thousands of related items accessible through thematic channels on Europeana. Providing an easy way to search and navigate though such a vast website collection will be one of the aims in the project. […]