Digital Preservation Sound and Vision: Policy, Standards and Procedures

The purpose of this document is to contribute to the development and promotion of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid) as a leading audio-visual archive that has identified sustainable digital preservation as its primary business. With that in mind, this document explicitly outlines all principles and choices that form the basis for execution …

AV Digitisation and Digital Preservation TechWatch Report #04

The IBC, or International Broadcasting Convention, is Europe’s largest professional broadcast fair. Held annually in September in Amsterdam, the trade show saw a record year in 2016, with 56,000 in attendance over the five days of exhibition and conference activities. The buzz at the show was that things are picking up again after the disruption of the past decade, where the financial turbulence and …

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. …

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 …

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 …