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Upcoming Events

  • March 12 - 13, 2015: Archiving Tomorrow 2015

  • July 13 - 16, 2015: SUV 2015. Annual Conference "Audiovisual Archives in Universities and Research Institution", Chapel Hill

  • November 18 - 21, 2015: AMIA 2015


Past Events

Presto4U Workshop - December 2013

Presentation of the Research and Scientific Collections Community of Practice by Fabrizio Falchi 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.

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Webinar - March 10, 2014

Expressing Preservation Requirements on Audiovisual Collections

This webinar is an introduction to expressing digital preservation requirements in the context of audiovisual collections, with a special emphasis on the approach followed by the Presto4U project. The webinar will start with the basics on what the requirements are, how they are created and for which purposes they serve. The webinar will then discuss how standards can play a key role in the expression of requirements for digital preservation and will exemplify the concept by showing how to use three standards: the OAIS reference model, the Ontology for Media Resources and the ISO/IEC 25010 System and Software Quality Requirments and Evaluation SQuaRE – System and Software Quality.

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Presto4U Workshop - 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.
This workshop brought together two of the emerging Communities of Practice identified within the Presto4U project, Learning & Teaching repositories and Research & Scientific Collections. Presenting a series of case studies and talks from experts within the field, including the ‘Spotlight on the Digital’ asset impact and discovery project, this Presto4U event offered participants the opportunity to learn more about such topics as digitisation, AV formats, metadata, as well as gaining a broader knowledge of building business justification through uses cases and workflow analysis. There were also plenty of networking opportunities and an overview of the Presto4U project outcomes.



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The Presto4U project receives funding from the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project will run from 1 January 2013 till 31 December 2014.