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  • Media Preservation Blog Indiana University

    January 10, 2013

    Archivists who work in higher education institutions often feel uncomfortable when confronted with the growing awareness of audiovisual collections in their institutions and the need to act. Indiana University in Bloomington confronted their problem head on by surveying the entire university, finding all kinds of...

  • National Review of Live Art Video Archive Online

    January 8, 2013

    The Department of Drama and The Theatre Collection, University of Bristol has launched the NRLA Video Archive Online, as part of the AHRC-funded Into the Future project. The National Review of Live Art (NRLA) Video Archive documents performances from the prestigious NRLA festival. Presented in over 1700 files, the...

  • 2012 PASIG Meeting Presentations Published

    December 3, 2012

    The presentations from the Preservation & Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) meeting in October 2012 have now been published....

  • Med-Mem opens up 4.000 archival AV documents

    November 13, 2012

    The 68% EU-funded project Med-Mem (Mediterranean Memory), was launched in October 2012. It is currently the largest online video archive of the Mediterranean area, with 4.000 audiovisual documents....

  • UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

    November 5, 2012

    The 2012 UNESCO World Day of Audiovisual Heritage was celebrated with several events organised around the globe, as an occasion to raise general awareness of the need to take urgent measures and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents....

  • Cineco Film Lab files for bankruptcy

    October 24, 2012

    Cineco, one of the oldest companies dealing with film preservation and restoration, filed for bankruptcy on October 22nd, and does not intend to resume operations as of now. More information is provided in the Dutch press (only in Dutch)....

  • FIAT/IFTA General Assembly elects new President

    October 4, 2012

    The General Assembly of the  International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA) elected Mr. Jan Muller (The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision) as the new President. Mr. Muller succeeds Mr. Herbert Hayuck (Osterreichische Rundfunk, Austria) after 4 years of service as the President of the Federation...

  • The Corporation of Public Broadcasting selects Crawford Media Services to Digitize American Archive Content

    October 1, 2012

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today announced it has selected Atlanta-based Crawford Media Services, a proven leader in the electronic media services industry since 1981, to conduct the digitization of audio and video content that will be part of the American Archive, a CPB initiative to inventory,...

  • The Internet Archive launches TV News Search & Borrow

    September 24, 2012

    The Internet Archive has just launched TV News Search & Borrow. This database service allows users to search (using free text) closed-captioning transcripts from TV news programmes. Results are displayed with 30-second video clips, accompanied by text descriptions and broadcast summaries....

  • International Council on Archives 2012 Congress papers posted online

    September 17, 2012

    The International Council on Archives (ICA) recently posted a full list of the papers presented at the 2012 congress meeting held in Brisbane, Australia. The meeting focused on the broader field of archives, with several paper submissions on audiovisual preservation. ...

  • Open Planets Foundation SCAPE Project Highlights Audiovisual Asset Management Tool

    September 13, 2012

    The SCAlable Preservation Environments (SCAPE) project at the Open Planets Foundation, has recently featured several blog posts highlighting digital preservation tools for scalable preservation. While most of these tools focus on file identification and verification, there is also xcorrSound tool package, which is a...

  • Interoperability Report released from EUscreen and Europeana

    August 30, 2012

    EUscreen has recently released a report on the interoperability between their digitised moving image collections and the umbrella project Europeana. The report gives a thorough explanation of the Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) structure...

  • The National Museum of Australia Releases Update to Digital Preservation and Digitisation Policy

    August 29, 2012

    The National Museum of Australia has released an update to their digital preservation and digitisation policy. The latest version features several detailed sections that together serve as a thorough example of a policy for both analogue and digital objects identified for preservation and/or digitisation....

  • The Reel Thing XXIX conference wraps up in Los Angeles

    August 28, 2012

    The Reel Thing conference, hosted by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), wrapped up this past Saturday in Los Angeles. The programme abstracts and speaker information are available on The Reel Thing website....

  • The City of Vancouver Archives Leads Audiovisual Preservation Discussion at SAA 2012

    August 21, 2012

    At the 2012 annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, Cynthia J. McLellan of The City of Vancouver Archives (Canada) presented a case study of a Vancouver digitisation project completed in 2011. The project was intended to celebrate the city’s 125th anniversary by digitising and preserving over 300...

  • A/V Geeks: Digitising 100 Miles of Film, 16mm at a Time

    August 16, 2012

    A/V Geeks, located in the United States, is working to digitise and upload 100 miles of 16mm film. During the month of August, A/V Geeks will be uploading the newly digitised, copyright-free films to YouTube. The latest uploads are being collected at their Tumblr page....

  • Bringing a Fresh Approach to AV Data Visualisation

    August 14, 2012

    The potential of data visualisation for audiovisual collections is in its infancy. However, remarkable efforts in this field have started to spring up. Such an example is the innovative visualisation of the EUscreen collection, recently put together by Tjerk Smit, a student from the Communication Media and Design...

  • Updating “More Product, Less Process” to fit audiovisual collections

    August 9, 2012

    Audiovisual Preservation Solutions has released a white paper highlighting why the More Product, Less Process methodology (MPLP) as originally written is not ideal for audiovisual materials because they have different needs and requirements than textual ones....

  • Record Turnout at The Library of Congress 2012 Digital Preservation Conference

    August 6, 2012

    The Library of Congress provided a forum for innovative insights during its annual digital preservation meeting, held during July 24-25.  DigitalPreservation 2012 drew record attendance from across the country and around the world....

  • All About Preservation: Part II from Broadcast Engineering on Metadata and MXF

    August 2, 2012

    The July 2012 edition of Broadcast Engineering has released the second part of a two-part series on Metadata and the MXF wrapper, which is the ISO/ICE standard wrapper for archival quality digital moving image formats....

  • The University of South Carolina announces launch of Digital Video Repository website

    July 30, 2012

    The University of South Carolina, located in the Southeastern United States, has announced the launch of their Digital Video Repository site. The Digital Video Repository is part of the Moving Image Research Collections located in the library system at the university....

  • EUscreen publishes second online access to audiovisual heritage status report

    July 26, 2012

    EUscreen has published a second report detailing the overview of current technological developments in audiovisual preservation and the progress in publishing and making historical footage accessible online for users around the world....

  • 'Balkans' Memory' project aims to preserve region's AV heritage

    July 23, 2012

    A new project dubbed "Balkan Memories" sponsored by the EU and co-funded by France's National Audio-Visual Institute, is expected to raise awareness and assist in digitalising, properly storing and managing the region's vast audio-video heritage....

  • One Year Later: A Global Reflection on Ian Hargreaves’ Digital Opportunity Report

    July 16, 2012

    One year after the publication of Ian Hargreaves’ report Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth, new amendments have been included in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill  introduced at the UK Parliament last week as part of a UK copyright law overhaul. If taken, these changes would...

  • High Ambitions for UNESCO’s Upcoming Conference on Digitisation and Digital Preservation

    July 12, 2012

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will host a conference on digitisation and digital preservation in September 2012 in Vancouver, aiming to develop more standardised information and approaches to preserving digital heritage materials with input from the international community....