Public Domain Project
The Public Domain Project is a open-minded (open to all people) project under the supervision of the Swiss Foundation Public Domain. It was formed in 2009 by Philippe Perreaux (Copyright lawyer) and Carl Flisch (Music historian). The major activity is the conservation and utilization of public domain music and film material.
In 2010 the project won 5,000 euros in the knowledge-value competition of Wikimedia Deutschland. Instead of money, Wikimedia sponsors a ELP Laser turntable (especially built in hand made). Wikimedia contractually agreed that Wikimedia Commons will receive a copy of each digitized work after checking the copyright status.
In 2012 the collector Martin Osterwalder donated additional 35,000 78 rpm records.
Since that date many other collections of grammophone records were transferred to the foundation or were announced us as a legacy.
In February 2014 our project was integrated inside the CDR department of the SOS-ETH (Student organization of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) and we found a great partnership with Wikimedia CH.
- 1 See also
- 2 Digitization office
- 3 CDR/PDP Digitization
- 4 CDR/PDP Records Cleaning Services
- 5 Archive
- 16-90 rpm Gramophone records, 45-78 rpm Vinyl discs, Compact Cassette, DAT, DCC, MiniDisc, Reel-to-Reel
- Betacam SP, Betacam SX, Betamax, Digital Betacam, MPEG IMX
- DV, Mini-DV, DVCAM
- 16 mm, Super 16 mm, Ultra 16 mm, Digital 16 mm, Super 8
Image photography and HD video
- Shellac discs, Vinyl albums and discs, Phonograph cylinders
- 35 mm film strips, Photographic plates, Reversal film (DIA)
- U-matic Low-Band, U-matic High-Band, U-matic SP
Video Compact Cassette
- Video 2000 (V2000)
- D-VHS, VHS/-C, S-VHS/-C
- Video 8, Hi8
CDR/PDP Records Cleaning Services
- 16-90 rpm discs (5-16")
- 16-78 rpm discs (7-16")