5 March 2014 | On February 25th the project presented the second webinar in the Presto4U webinar series “The Role of Standards for the Preservation of Audiovisual Material”. Project partners Walter Allasia and Werner Bailer presented the webinar and gave an introduction to standards in the context of audiovisual preservation. The webinar is recorded and online available for playback. In the meantime work on the webinar calendar continues and more webinars will be added the coming months.
Recent results from the software tools catalogue questionnaire provided valuable insight into the development of the Software Tools Catalogue. The catalogue will list open-source tools used at different stages of the lifecycle in long-term preservation of digital audiovisual media. The development of the Software tools Catalogue has started and will be launched later in 2014. The work on the Standards Register continues with recent additions of records focused on audio preservation activities.
In February 2014, the first TechWatch Report has been published by Presto4U. The AV Digitisation and Digital Preservation TechWatch Reports are about identifying technology trends and business issues which exist in digital AV archiving and finding a way to bring clarity in a language that is accessible to nonspecialists. This first TechWatch Report is compiled through meetings with specialist technology vendors and researchers late 2013.
The Presto4U Annual Review will take place on 6th March 2014 at the Tate Modern, London.
About the Project
Presto4U is a two-year project supported by a core network of 14 PrestoCentre members. The project aims to identify useful results of research into digital audiovisual preservation and to raise awareness and improve the adoption of these both by technology and service providers as well as media owners. Read more