February 3, 2010 by Catherine Dhanjal
Multimedia Information and Techology journal: news
3 February 2010
- A look back at a digital decade
- Wendy Warr on Cloud Computing (with a cheminformatics slant)
- Free access to Springer special issue on Autonomous Robots
- Project management for cultural heritage specialists
- Nature Publishing Group releases iPhone App
1. The Digital Decade
PRS for Music has produced a table showing landmarks in a digital decade: lifestyle shifting technological advances, the ubiquity of the internet, mobile phone technology and the development of social media all fundamentally changed the way people make and listen to music.
|January||AOL buys Time Warner for $126b.|
|July||Launch of Friends Reunited website|
|January||Launch of Wikipedia|
|October||Apple launches the iPod in the US.|
|December||3G mobile phone network UK launch.|
|October||Freeview – UK launch.|
|April||iTunes Music Store US launch.|
|June||DVD rentals overtake VHS rentals.|
|January||First HDTV broadcast in Europe.|
|June||Digital Download chart created.|
|December||Download sales overtake physical.|
|April||UK chart includes downloads.|
|July||NewsCorp buys MySpace.|
|November||Official launch of YouTube.|
|March||Major retailers stop selling VHS.|
|July||Top of the Pops is axed by the BBC.|
|November||Google buys YouTube for $1.65b.|
|March||UK launch of Playstation 3|
|October||Radiohead offer In Rainbows as a digital downloads for customers to pay what they want.|
|December||BBC iPlayer launches publicly.|
|March||AOL buys Bebo for $850m|
|November||UK digital switchover begins.|
|December||Zavvi goes into administration.|
|March||Lady Gaga’s Poker Face becomes the most downloaded song in UK history.|
|October||The UK’s last piano factory closes.|
|December||AOL and Time Warner split after almost ten years as one company.|
3. Project Management for Cultural Heritage Professionals
MLA London, 4th Floor, Great Sutton Street, London, EC1V 0DG
Thursday, 18th February 2010, 09:45
MLA London is holding a workshop on project management for cultural heritage professionals.
Trainer: Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowen
Price: £140 (+VAT) per delegate; cost includes all course papers, refreshments, and lunch
Bookings: Download a booking form for MLA London’s training courses or contact Sarah on 020 7549 1712 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a form via email.
MLA London’s booking terms and conditions have changed. Please read the booking form carefully.
4. The World’s Best Science And Medicine At Your Fingertips
A new iPhone App from nature.com provides access to science news stories and the latest published research from Nature Publishing Group on your iPhone wherever you are. As new articles are published they’re pushed straight to your iPhone where you can read the full text immediately or just save them for later.
Tell the app which journals you’re interested in or set up saved searches, which will show you the titles and abstracts of new articles from any journals in PubMed that match your key words.
Posted by Catherine Dhanjal, Managing Editor, Multimedia Information & Technology journal