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Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving 2019

The Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving is a four-day training that gives participants the practical knowledge to design and implement a preservation plan for their audiovisual collections. The fourth edition of the Winter School takes place at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision from Tuesday 15 until Friday 18 January 2019. The Winter School has extended this year’s edition with an extra day.

The Winter School is about providing practical knowledge: we start with the basis for digital preservation of audiovisual materials and finish with mapping participants' own insights and policy on conserving them. Topics we will discuss during the Winter School include:

  • Risks for digital durability,
  • Applying OAIS model for audiovisual collections,
  • Digital preservation planning,
  • Ingest & acquisition,
  • File formats & data management,
  • Data storage and migration.

The training will be alternated with short, educational visits to Sound and Vision's storage and digitisation facilities. Situated in the heart of the Dutch broadcast environment, Sound and Vision features a state-of-the-art in-house infrastructure which will be demonstrated in detail. Also, there will be ample time to get to know the other participants of the versatile group of national and international Winter School participants. 

At the request of earlier Winter School participants, the Winter School has extended this year’s edition with an extra day. On this day, participants are introduced to various applications that support the sustainable storage process of audiovisual material. The day consists of extra hands-on components that bridge between digital sustainability models and daily work.

The deadline for applications is Friday November 16, 2018.