Archives for : June 2011

la Saint-Jean-Baptiste

À la veille de cette fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste, j’ai voulu vous partager un peu l’histoire derrière cette fête maintenant devenu une journée fériée depuis 1925.

Les origines des célébrations du 24 juin sont immémoriales. Chez les païens, le solstice d’été qui, selon le calendrier julien, tombait le 24 juin, était célébré par des feux de nuit symbolisant la puissance fertilisante du soleil, ces feux de joie demeurant encore aujourd’hui le symbole le plus ancien de la fête. En plus de son caractère de rite de passage saisonnier, la fête du solstice d’été marquait également un jalon dans le cycle de production agricole, alors que s’entamaient les grands travaux agricoles qui ne s’achèveraient qu’à la fin de l’été.[] Pour lutter contre le paganisme, les évêques implantent des sanctuaires de Saint Jean Baptiste dont la fête doit se substituer au culte des divinités barbares. Plus largement, la fête prit, au sein de la cosmogonie chrétienne, une importance non négligeable, marquant, à six mois exactement, le pendant de la naissance du Christ célébrée par la fête de Noël qui symbolise elle-même, avec le solstice d’hiver (le jour le plus court de l’année), le début du triomphe de la lumière sur les ténèbres.

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2011 Rockefeller Archive Center Visiting Archivist Fellowship

The Rockefeller Archive Center, in cooperation with the Association of Moving Image Archivists, has established The AMIA/Rockefeller Visiting Archivist Fellowship - a unique opportunity to encourage professional exchange and enhance professional development. Designed to provide both financial assistance and first-hand experience, the AMIA/Rockefeller Visiting Archivist Fellowship is awarded each year to a professional archivist from the developing world interested in improving their skills and knowledge through a program at the Rockefeller Archive Center and attendance at the AMIA Annual Conference.

The Visiting Archivist receives a $2,500 stipend to cover the cost of housing, food and local transportation, reasonable round-trip travel expenses from his/her place of residence to New York and to/from the AMIA Conference, up to $3,500, and complementary registration to the 2011 AMIA Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.

To apply for the 2011 Rockefeller Archive Visiting Archivist Fellowship, go to:  http://www.amianet.org/events/rockefeller.php The deadline is June 30, 2011.

Des nouveaux clients chez STiL!

Ils disent que du bon service à la clientèle est la capacité pour une organisation de dépasser les attentes du client en permanence et constamment.  Améliorer le service à la clientèle consiste à prendre un engagement à apprendre ce que les besoins de nos clients sont , et de développer des plans d’action qui mettent en valeur ce processus ainsi on établit des liens amicaux avec notre clientèle.

Nous tenons à remercier les organismes suivants, qui au cours des derniers mois, ont décidés de faire leur premier achat avec STiL Solution Boitier et ainsi on fait le saut à des produits de qualité!

  • Demott / Kreines Films

Merci!

Our new customers!

They say that excellent customer service is the ability of an organization to constantly and consistently exceed the customer’s expectations.  Improving customer service involves making a commitment to learning what our customers’ needs and wants are, and developing action plans that implement customer friendly processes.

We would like to thank the following organizations that in the past couple of months decided to make their first purchase from STiL Casing Solution and therfore made the leap to top quality products !

Thank you!

Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT)

We came across this press release this week and are happy to share this news of one of our loyal customers; Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT).

Belgian Broadcaster Will Deploy New Managed Digital Archive of Content on Some 150,000 CDs

VIENNA, Austria - May 30, 2011 — NOA Audio Solutions, provider of the world’s most functional and effective audio archiving systems, today announced that the Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT), the major Flemish-language broadcaster in Belgium, will base its new digital music archive on NOA mediaARC.  The installation — which includes mediARC with 10 clients, associated software including mediARC Web and MediaButler transcoding, as well as several NOA IngestLine CD-Lector migration devices - will be complete later this year.

“We were really impressed with the comprehensiveness of the NOA bid and with the technology they can provide,” said Tom Caljon, VRT project manager. “NOA’s unique knowledge of archiving and search best practices will help make it possible for VRT users to find what they are looking for in our database for years to come — even with millions of entries to choose from.”

VRT also cited NOA’s commitment to making specific features developed for VRT available as part of its off-the-shelf mediARC and IngestLine products, thus ensuring continued availability, support, and upgrades so the broadcaster can be confident its technology stays up to date. Along with superior cost-effectiveness, that was a crucial advantage VRT identified in NOA over its competition.

NOA’s flagship mediARC system combines precisely targeted metadata association and a powerful workflow solution to enable successful storage, distribution, and repurposing — including transcoding - of media content. The NOA CD-Lector is a high-volume, semi-automated system that extracts audio from CDs into digital audio objects, delivering optimal results even when the original is heavily damaged. During the ingest process, CD-Lector performs both algorithmic analysis and advanced metadata retrieval.

Click here to know more about the VRT!

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