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Archives at Risk: Much more to do. World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014

“Archives at Risk: Much more to do” is the slogan of this year’s celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (27 October).

The world’s audiovisual heritage of sound recordings and moving images are extremely vulnerable as a result of factors ranging from neglect, natural decay to technological obsolescence, as well as deliberate destruction.

Consequently, UNESCO has made it part of its mission to raise public consciousness of the importance of preservation of these recordings through the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

In adopting 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, UNESCO, in cooperation with the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) and other institutions, has helped to raise the profile of the issues at stake and focus global attention on the fragility of this heritage.
Annually, archives around the world join together on 27 October to celebrate audiovisual archives with activities that not only highlight the vulnerability of this heritage, but celebrate the often unheralded work of the heritage institutions that protect it.

All of the world’s audiovisual heritage is endangered. Therefore the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and the Memory of the World Programme, have become the two key actions for UNESCO and the world to honour preservation professionals that help to safeguard this heritage for future generations despite the many technical, political, social, financial and other factors that threaten its survival.

UNESCO encourages everyone, everywhere to join us in celebrating 27 October by showcasing their precious collections so that present and future generations can enjoy the treasures that are our shared audiovisual heritage.

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/world-day-for-audiovisual-heritage

Walter Isaacson on the women of ENIAC

¿Alguien sigue pensando que la informática no es cosa de mujeres? El libro de Isaacson repasa la historia del grupo de mujeres que trabajaron en el Proyecto ENIAC
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Fortune

Ever since the days of Charles Babbage, who conceived of a giant mechanical calculator called the Analytical Engine in the 1830s, the engineering of computer hardware has been dominated by men. The pioneers of software, however, were often women, beginning with Babbage’s friend and muse Ada, Countess of Lovelace. Daughter of the Romantic poet Lord Byron and a mother who loved math, Ada combined both fields into what she called “poetical science.” When she saw some mechanical looms that used punched cards to direct the weaving of beautiful patterns, it reminded her of how Babbage’s engine used punched cards to make calculations, and she developed the historic insight that a calculator could be instructed to handle not just numbers but anything that could be notated in logical symbols, such as music or words or graphics or textile patterns. In other words, she envisioned the modern computer. She also drew up…

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Este #halloween se llevan las batas ensangrentadas

Se acerca #halloween y es hora de  mostrar vuestra pasión #bibliotecaria,  #archivera #documentalista o #geek de la literatura. Aquí tenéis algunas ideas para un halloween archivero y bibliotecario

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La bibliotecaria zombie pide silencio

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Bibliotecarios en busca de cerebros frescos

Hada de los libros

Hada de los libros

Batgirl era bibliotecaria (versión victoriana)

Batgirl era bibliotecaria (versión victoriana)

Zombie librarian

Zombie librarian con todos los complementos

Este año se llevan las batas ensangrentadas….

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