Language(s) of presentations:
The developments in the digital preservation world are as bewildering as they are dazzling. Each new generation of technology provides new and unexpected functionality and opportunities to exploit content. With this functionality comes responsibilities and demands, and rarely is it obvious what innovations are appropriate and sustainable, This session describes some of the new developments and in the audio and audiovisual environment and stresses the aspects that are appropriate to the general task of AV Archiving. It looks at the storage environment, making suggestions about low cost sustainable options, considers the workflows and formats associated with larger scale preservation projects and thinks about the need to manage the metadata, as well as the metadata itself, and how this might be achieved. These issues will be discussed from an open source development consideration (Kevin Bradley), digital deposit & digitization for preservation standards and workflows (Martin Jacobson) and Software tools to help manage audio and audio-visual collections (Bruce Gordon).
General, but especially those concerned with the digital preservation and management of audio and audiovisual archives.
Overall purpose and significance of session:
To survey the recent developments which are available and appropriate to sustainable audio and audiovisual preservation.
Kevin Bradley will present a PowerPoint which describes the aims and progress around the UNESCO Open Source repository and preservation project. Bruce Gordon will discuss the software tools developed by Harvard University to aid in the preservation of audio collections. The session welcomes discussion and exchange of information. Martin Jacobson proposes a presentation on "Federated digital deposit systems, mass digitization systems for preservation (cost/efficiency/infrastructure)". Albrecht Haefner will be chairing the session and inviting questions from the floor.