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PREFORMA, FUTURE MEMORY STANDARDS

PREFORMA, PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives, is a new Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project started on January 1st, 2014, and co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme.

Aim of the project is to address the challenge of implementing good quality standardised file formats for preserving data content in the long term. The main objective is to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity tests of files to be ingested into archives.

 

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NEWS FROM THE BLOG

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Interview with Brendan Coates

This is the seventh in a series of interviews with people using MediaConch within their institutions. Brendan is AudioVisual Digitization Technician at the University of California. He is using MediaConch both on the raw XDCAM captures, to make sure that they’re appropriate inputs to the ingest script, and on the outputs, to make sure the script is functioning correctly.

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Interview with Ben Turkus and Genevieve Havemeyer-King of NYPL

This is the sixth in a series of interviews with people using MediaConch within their institutions. Ben and Geneve work in the Audio and Moving Image Preservation Unit at at New York Public Library. MediaConch is an integral part of the Quality Control workflow to reformat audio and moving image research collections and specific policies have been created to this purpose.

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Life after PREFORMA: the future of veraPDF

The PREFORMA project that commissioned and funded the development of veraPDF draws to an end this year. Recent activity has been focused on PREFORMA acceptance testing, formalising the decisions of the PDF Association's Technical Working Group and fixing issues reported by the community. In this webinar, the veraPDF Consortium will present the results of recent development and the plans for life after PREFORMA.

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Interview with Julia Kim

Julia Kim is the Digital Assets Specialist at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. So far, she has primarily used MediaConch to create reports for new and incoming born-digital video from the Civil Rights History Project and the DPX files from digitizing celluloid film.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Mexico City, 18-21 October 2017

FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2017

The 2017 edition of the FIAT/IFTA World Conference will be organised in October 2017 in Mexico City. FIAT/IFTA’ s annual conference is a unique opportunity to discover the future of the audiovisual domain and its new tendencies and uses, exchange knowledge and experience, and promote the study of any topic relevant to the development and valorisation of audiovisual archives.

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Vienna, 9-10 November 2017

No Time to Wait! 2

The PREFORMA project and MediaArea are pleased to announce initial details for a 2nd No Time to Wait symposium, hosted by the Österreichisches Filmmuseum - Austrian Film Museum. Members of audiovisual archiving, digital preservation, open media development, and open format standardization communities as well as curious onlookers are welcome to attend, discuss, and present on subjects pertaining to the intersection of open media, standardization, and audiovisual preservation.

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New Orleans, 29 November - 2 December 2017

AMIA 2017 Conference

Programmed by professionals working in the field, the annual AMIA Conference is the largest gathering of motion picture and recorded sound archivists and interested professionals. More than 550 people from around the world, interested in the preservation and use of moving image materials, meet every year to share information and work together. The 2017 edition of the AMIA Conference will be held on 29 November - 2 December 2017 in New Orleans.

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