Case Study: Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunal

This webinar focuses on the audiovisual preservation efforts at the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals within the larger context of an institution that is transitioning from an active operating court to an archive. David Rowntree speaks about the digital preservation system that has recently been acquired (early stages of implementation), the Tribunal’s requirements for the system, and the special considerations (both technical …

Planning for Preservation at the Irish Film Archive

In this webinar, Raelene Casey talks about the process the Irish Film Institute went through to develop and put on paper its preservation plans. The IFI Irish Film Archive published its new Digital Preservation & Access Strategy, which outlines its response to the challenges and opportunities of archiving vast quantities of moving image material in a digital environment, in June 2015. …

FREEZE! A manifesto for safeguarding and preserving born-digital heritage

Finding ways to preserve born-digital heritage has become a matter of urgency and growing concern. Websites, games and interactive documentaries each bring specific challenges that need to be addressed. It takes three to tango: Ensuring that our digital lives and digital creativity are not lost to future generations requires a joint effort by the principal players: creators, heritage professionals and …

The Game-shaped Archive: A Playful, Flexible Approach to the Preservation of Computer Games

Over the past decades computer games have become an established part of a rapidly transforming media landscape. As such they cannot be ignored by cultural heritage institutions. The ephemeral and interactive qualities of games do require a varied and flexible approach to their preservation. Various methods of preservation must be combined in order to do justice to the various aspects …

IASA-TC 06 Guidelines for the Preservation of Video Recordings

Archives hold original video recordings in a range of types, from media-dependent, carrier-based analogue videotapes to computer-file-based digital recordings.  The appropriate preservation treatments for this array reflect the variation in the source recordings.  For analogue videotapes, for example, digitisation is called for.  Meanwhile, examples of digital file-based recording may require rewrapping into a fresh file “wrapper” or a combination of digital transcoding and rewrapping. When …