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Public Deliverables 2013-2014

  • D2.4 Communities of Practice Progress Report 2013
    Progress Report for the work on the Communities of Practice in 2014, describing their long term digital preservation technological needs, barriers and suppliers.
  • D2.5 Communities of Practice Progress Report 2014
    Progress Report for the work on the Communities of Practice in 2014, describing their long term digital preservation technological needs, barriers and suppliers. This report also describes results and continuing challenges for the take-up of research and technologies identified by the project. The report makes policy and research recommendations. It also evaluates the community building process and assess the tools used.
  • D3.2 Research Outputs Assessments 2013
    This report describes the research outputs identified with the potential to address CoP needs, together with results of the first year’s analysis work on potentially useful technologies.
  • D3.3 Research Outputs Assessments 2014
    This is an update of D3.2 with identification and assessments of further technological research outputs, together with a gap analysis indicating areas where further research is required.
  • D3.4 Recommendations on Rights Technology
    The report describes the full results of evaluating rights formats, models, and technologies.
  • D4.1 Business, Economic and Licensing Routes for Technology Take-Up
    Report on the different routes to take-up (commercial licensing, open-source, new companies) of research outputs by end-user communities and their supply side.
  • D4.3 Recommendations for Standards and Trusted Audiovisual Repositories
    This report describes relevant audiovisual and preservation standards, providing evidence of use, guidance on their technological applicability and suitability, and feedback to standards bodies.
  • D5.2 Dissemination and Communication Plan 2013
    A plan including dissemination and communication planning and strategies, aimed at 2013, and including initial publicity material, flyers, project presentation.
  • D5.3 Report on Dissemination and Communication 2013 and Plan for 2014
    A report on dissemination and communication results of 2013 and presenting the planned dissemination and communication actions for 2014.
  • D5.4 Report on Dissemination and Communication 2014
    A final report highlighting the dissemination and awareness raising activities throughout the 2014 with feedback results and potential future activities to address the need for continued knowledge building and information exchange after the project.
  • D6.1 Transversal CoP Impact Analysis
    This analysis will be based on initial CoP reports, identifying common technological, legal and economic problems hampering their preservation ambitions, as well as pointing out the problems specific to each CoP. The report will equally analyse the capacity of each CoP to undertake preservation actions. The findings of this report will feed back into WP2.
  • D6.2 Longitudinal CoP Impact Analysis
    Simple longitudinal study of the potential impact of the Communities of Practice activities based on their reports and their progress over time. The study will include a validation of the models for take-up identified by the project, based on real uptake case studies, and the influence of technology watch and brokering services on Communities' choices, and a satisfaction survey on the role of the project for the understanding and adoption of new solutions.
  • D6.3 Economic Impact Analysis
    Analysis of the economic impact of RTD on the Communities' preservation actions. The analysis assesses the dynamics of costs to preserve on a long-term basis. What is the cost for each Community to undertake active preservation of their assets; what are the RTD impacts on reducing costs in relation to the characteristics of each domain.

 

Services

  • Standards Register: The Standards Register incorporates information on standards for content and metadata used across all communities involved in audiovisual digital preservation. In the Standards Register you can browse or search within all standards offered.
  • Tools Catalogue: The Tools Catalogue presents a list of processes, tools and techniques available to assist in the digital preservation of audiovisual material. As well as open source and commercial tools, the catalogue incorporates tools and other emerging research results (e.g. processes, models, techniques) used at different stages of the lifecycle in long-term preservation of digital audiovisual media.
  • Market Place: A set of services on PrestoCentre through which communities can learn about their needs and requirements, and liaise with suppliers and vendors to establish appropriate solutions. At the other side of the market, suppliers can use the Market Place to learn about the communities and the areas that they are most concerned about.

 

Articles & Blogs

Presto4U: New Program Supporting the Adoption of AV Preservation Research Results

Article published in AV Insider, Issue 3, January 2013.

Preservation of AV Research Content

Blog posted by Fabrizio Falchi (November 22, 2013)

Audiovisual Content and Research Preservation

Blog posted by Fabrizio Falchi (January 28, 2014)

“La Semaine du Son” in Paris

Blog posted by Luca Bagnoli (February 14, 2014)

Protection of sound recordings in EU and USA

Blog posted by Luca Bagnoli (February 26, 2014)

Keeping AV Content Alive

In: PEN Science & Technology #10, March 2014

Digitising Audiovisual Collections - Outsourcing vs. In-house approach

Blog posted by Luca Bagnoli (March 21, 2014)

Some thoughts on audio restoration

Blog posted by Luca Bagnoli (April 10, 2014)

Do broadcast archives go to heaven?

Blog published by Erwin Verbruggen, May 12 2014.

Is there a digital afterlife for your AV collection?

Blog published by Luca Bagnoli, May 13 2014.

Keeping Audiovisual Content Alive

Blog published at Europeana Professional, May 2014.

Analogue to digital - using the past to prepare for the future

Blog posted by Linda Ligios (June 3, 2014)

Did you really think that your old home movies were of no use?

Blog published by Luca Bagnoli, June 3, 2014.

Poster Session: the importance of preserving AV materials for learning and teaching

Poster session from the Presto4U Learning and Teaching Repositories Community at King's College London. June 2014.

The Standard of Digital Preservation

Article published in ViewFinder, Issue 95, June 2014.

AV Preservation Solutions: Intellectual Property and Routes to Market

Article published in AV Insider, Issue 5, July 2014.

 

Presto4U: New Program Supporting the Adoption of AV Preservation Research Results

Article published in the IASA Journal, Issue 43, July 2014.

Europe’s Cultural Heritage

Special feature on the EU Digital Agenda. In: PEN Government #11 (August 2014)

The Presto4U project: Supporting the Adoption of AV Preservation Research Results

A presentation by Marco Rendina at the BAAC Annual Conference, Riga (September 18, 2014)

Evidence-based science education in action

Video demonstrations of flipped class, lab and other instructional strategies (October, 2014)

All that is digital is not lost

Blog posted by Erwin Verbruggen (October 6, 2014)

Business for exchange and preservation of video

Blog posted by Peter Holm Lindgaard (November 22, 2014)

Preservation of AV Material in Education

Blog posted by Linda Ligios (December 6, 2014)

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014 – 2015

Work programme: "Science with and for society..."  (December 10, 2014)

Tools and quality control for video ingestion and transcoding

Blog posted by Claudia Roeck  (December 19, 2014)

 

Past Events

Presto4U Workshop: Digital Audiovisual Preservation in Communities of Practice

This one-day workshop presented and shared the scopes and identified problems to a diverse group of users and practitioners from every Community. The objective of the day was to showcase all nine PrestoCentre Communities and share them with the actors of the audiovisual domain. A presentation of the actions developed by the project in order to identify specific tools and standards related to the domain will also be part of the workshop.

Released December 2013

Presto4U Workshop - Digital Audiovisual Preservation in Communities of Practice: Learn, Collaborate and Share (december 2013)

Presentation of the Music and Sound Archives Community of Practice by Daniel Teruggi at the Presto4U Workshop ‘Digital Audiovisual Preservation in Communities of Practice: Learn, Collaborate and Share’. Including current problems and issues with an analysis of weak and strong needs regarding preservation and access; how interaction and collaboration can develop innovative solutions.

Presentations:

  • Fabrizio Falchi (Research and Scientific Collections Community of Practice) on current problems and issues with an analysis of weak and strong needs regarding preservation and access; how interaction and collaboration can develop innovative solutions. View presentation
  • Linda Ligios (Learning & Teaching Community of Practice) on current problems and issues with an analysis of weak and strong needs regarding preservation and access. She addressed how interaction and collaboration can develop innovative solutions. View presentation
  • Daniel Teruggi (Personal AV Collections Community of Practice) on current problems and issues with an analysis of weak and strong needs regarding preservation and access; how interaction and collaboration can develop innovative solutions. Recommended for everyone within the domain of personal audiovisual collections dealing with audiovisual preservation. View presentation

Presto4U Workshop: Digital AV Archiving Workflows; Digitisation, Ingest, Preservation, Conversion, and Delivery (September 2014)

The workshop did focus on digital film and AV master handling and management and aimed at the Presto4U Film Collections and Filmmakers community and the communities of video and post production, broadcasters and footage sale archives.

Presentations from the workshop:

Presto4U Presentation: Of communities and Practices: #DP Innovation & Research (October 2014)

Presentation of the TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting Community of Practice by Erwin Verbruggen at the FIAT/IFTA conference in Amsterdam. 

Presto4U Workshop: Future-proof AV content for education and research (November 2014)

Organised by the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London in collaboration with the University of Venice IUAV and Italian broadcaster RAI, ‘Future-proof AV content for education and research’ was a 2 half day Presto4U workshop covering the main issues and challenges surrounding the digital preservation of audiovisual content in the academic domain.

Presentations from the workshop:

  • Walter Alasia and Werner Bailer's presentation "The importance of Standards and latest developments in the AV sector"

  • Pier Marco Bertinetto's presentation "The Grammo-foni project case study"

  • Laurant Boch's presentation "Best practices for digitisation and video master formats"

  • Karen Colbron's presentation "Spotlight on the Digital: How to make your assets discoverable over time"

  • Luca Cossettini's presentation "Project to digitise audio collection of Teatro Regio di Parma"

  • Fabrizio Falchi's presentation "Research and Scientific Collections
 Community of Practice"

  • Philip Kahle's presentation "Adopting open-source Technology:

 UIBK and the P4 implementation"

  • Linda Ligios' presentation "Presto4U and the ‘Learning 
& Teaching Repositories’
 Community of Practice"

  • Carlo Meghini's presentation "The Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)"

 

Preservathons

Preservathons are two-day hands-on events developed around main themes and challenges in audiovisual digitisation, preservation and long-term access. During the first day, attendees work together in small groups. Activities include workshops, roleplaying, demonstrations, presentations, writing and negotiation exercises (e.g. call for tender, SLA). Each Preservathon includes a competitive element. The second day is organised as a mini-conference including concise presentations and demonstrations of the results and experiences from the first day, a ceremony to award the winning group, and a short but informative review on the subject, including the state of relevant technology, related research, and open questions.

  • Audiovisual Preservation Storage Solutions 
    "AV preservation storage solution: get it right the first time - Learn to select the best storage solution for your AV archive" (June 25, 2014)

    Around 2000, there was a widespread assumption that digitisation would solve most media preservation problems by making perfect digital copies onto new carriers as the need arose. However, it has become clear that there is no such thing as ‘everlasting’ data storage. Digital preservation requires the indefinite, error free storage of information, together with the means for its retrieval and interpretation, irrespective of changes in technologies, support and data formats, or changes in the requirements of the user community. Any choice of storage solution, therefore, involves careful consideration, needs assessment, long-term cost evaluation and so on. Where and when do vendors get involved and what do you need to know about them and their products before you make your decision?
  • Select the best services and tools for your audiovisual digitisation project
    "AV digitisation service: get it right the first time - Learn to select the best services and tools for your AV digitisation project" (November 13, 2014)

    AV archives are facing a totally different challenge than paper-based libraries and archives. In many cases, there is a far more urgent reason to digitise now! Carriers of the recent past and, in particular, analogue video and audio tapes, are subject to serious decay within the coming years. The decay of electro-magnetic carriers is disastrous and irreversible and, depending on the content (that is, if we even know the content), extremely urgent. Here, digitisation equals preservation because the analogue original will fade away in one or two decades and will be lost forever.
  • Select the best technology partners and service providers for your future MAM system 
    "Media Asset Management: get it right the first time - Learn to select the best technology partners and service providers for your future MAM system"

    This Preservathon on MAM systems provides context, meaningful discussions and insights into opportunities and challenges within the force-field where AV archives need to decide on. Attendees learned from subject matter and experience experts from major AV archives and software/services vendors about Media Asset Management Systems. It was a unique opportunity to discover existing markets solutions and learn about pitfalls when doing it yourself.

 

Presto4U Webinar Series

Presto4U is organising a webinar series on diverse topics related to AV digitisation and digital preservation. Each webinar will be focussed on a specific topic and hosted by experts within the field. The webinars are a unique opportunity to interact with professionals and learn from their knowledge, expertise and experience. Get a discussion going with them and other participants during and after the webinar.

 

TechWatch Reports

AV Digitisation and Digital Preservation TechWatch Report #01

Published by the Presto4U project, February 2014.

AV Digitisation and Digital Preservation TechWatch Report #02

Published by the Presto4U project, July 2014.

AV Digitisation and Digital Preservation TechWatch Report #03

Published by the Presto4U project, December 2014.

 

Project Communication & Dissemination

Communities of Practice Flyer

Dissemination flyer describing the Presto4U project, the nine Communities of Practice and how to get involved.

Released July 2013

 

Newsletters

Presto4U is providing regular newsletters for the different communities of practice. You’ll find discussions and information about standards, methodologies and best practices that will help you in managing your audiovisual collections. Interested in the activities from Presto4U? Sign-up to one of our newsletters.