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  • 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....

  • Compact Disc Migration Project Continues at The Library of Congress

    July 5, 2012

    The Library continues with The Tangible Media Project (TMP), which is working to get valuable Library digital collections off rapidly deteriorating physical (tangible) media [and] into digital storage environments where they can be managed, backed-up and preserved for the long-term while also being made potentially...

  • Latest Findings from ENUMERATE’s Survey Report on Digitisation in Cultural Heritage Institutions 2012

    July 3, 2012

    ENUMERATE, a European Commission funded project lead by the Collections Trust in the United Kingdom, has recently published their statistical findings from a 2012 survey of 29 European countries on digitisation, digital preservation, and online access to cultural heritage materials....

  • Could Netflix’s new CDN be a resource for the preservation world?

    June 28, 2012

    Until very recently, Netflix was using Amazon’s system to host their streaming business. However, Netflix has recently developed their own content delivery network (CDN), which has created a small buzz that may change the face of audiovisual archiving in the cloud....

  • All about preservation from broadcast engineers

    June 26, 2012

    The latest edition of Broadcast Engineering, from June, is dedicated to TV and film production archives. The articles “Designing an active archive system,” “JPEG2000, from master to archive” and “Metadata and MXF, Part 1” all explore practical examples of audiovisual archives and digital technology....

  • Opening up the Archives - BBC documentary takes you inside

    June 21, 2012

    Ever wanted to know more about what goes on behind the doors of the BBC archive? Well now's your chance. At the end of May, the BBC released the first part of a 6-part 45 minute documentary that takes viewers inside....

  • CDs catching up to that analogue sound?

    June 18, 2012

    From vinyl to cassettes, through to CDs and now to iPods and MP3 players, music has never been more convenient. But does it sound better? In the view of one of hifi’s most respected personalities: no. “Sound quality has gone down for the average user over the last ten to 15 years,” says Ken Ishiwata....

  • Call for Papers - "European TV Memories" for EUscreen Journal

    June 15, 2012

    EUscreen is on the hunt for contributions for the third issue of Journal of European Television History and Culture. In particular, see the topic area titled "Preservation and erasure" for contributions that consider the relationship between digital culture and television, and changing practices around archiving....

  • What have you done for digital preservation lately? Share your accomplishments - DPC 2012 Awards are open!

    June 13, 2012

    Want to show what you've done for digital preservation lately? Well, now is your time to shine with the now open 2012 Digital Preservation Coalition Awards. While the DPC member-base is restricted to UK and Ireland, the awards are open internationally and not resrictive to public or private endeavours....

  • Adding Audio to Visual in 3D Technology - BBC Radio experimenting with immersion experience

    June 11, 2012

    Three-dimensional television may only just have arrived, but engineers at the BBC are already working on the next step - 3D radio....

  • 1 week to go till International Archives Day - Get ready for June 9th !

    June 4, 2012

    On June 9th, it's that time of year again, with the celebration of International Archives Day. Started by the International Council on Archives (ICA), the day is celebrated worldwide to reflect on and create awareness about the importance of collection, preserving and sharing the documents and traces in various...