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Cultural Heritage For The Future: The Role Of Media Innovation

Audio-visual and radio archives are vivid testimonies of our history and cultural identities. Preserving and facilitating access to our cultural heritage has a crucial role to play in building the future of Europe. These stories deserve to be seen and … Continue reading


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No Time to Wait! 3

MediaArea and the British Film Institute are pleased to announce the third No Time to Wait conference, a free two-day symposium focused on open media, open standards, and digital audiovisual preservation hosted by the British Film Institute, who are about to begin a 5 year digitisation of obsolete videotape formats, preserving to open formats. Continue reading


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iPres 2018 – where art and science meet: the art in science and the science in art

iPRES 2018 BOSTON – Where Art and Science Meet – The Art In the Science & The Science In the Art of Digital Preservation – will be co-hosted by MIT Libraries and Harvard Library on September 24-27, 2018. The call for contributions seeks abstracts for papers that tell stories about bridging knowledge gaps in teams, implementing technologies, and overcoming barriers towards proper digital stewarding of digital items, assets, works and collections. Continue reading


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VRTCH’18 – 1st International Conference on VR Technologies in Cultural Heritage

Preserving Cultural Heritage is a complex task that requires skills and techniques which need to be constantly upgraded. This 2-days event is thought not only as a classic conference, but also as a multi-level tutoring and an multidisciplinary collaboration opportunity … Continue reading


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AURA, a luminous experience in the heart of Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica

Aura is an immersive sound, light and video projection-mapping experience, staging in Montreal’s landmark Notre-Dame Basilica. The viewer is absorbed in a spectacle in which the Basilica’s grandiose architecture is enriched with a layer of augmented reality and spatialized orchestral … Continue reading


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Edinburgh Short Film Festival Submissions Now Open for 2018

Screening the best in International contemporary short cinema at venues across the Scottish capital in Autumn and curating programmes for other festivals across the UK & Internationally. This year, we’re also excited to be curating film programmes from submissions for … Continue reading


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Open Source Tools for Validation in the Digital Archive Workflow

Merle Friedrichsen attended the “No Time To Wait 2” symposium organised by PREFORMA in November 2017 and gave a presentation on “Open Source Tools in the Digital Archive Workflow” from the perspective of the German National Library of Science and Technology. They both veraPDF (PDF/A), and MediaConch (for Matroska/FFV1 – for film) and the result is that all the requirements that they identified regarding open source software for validation are fulfilled (or are possible to fulfill) by these tools. Continue reading


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veraPDF 1.10 released on International Digital Preservation Day

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. veraPDF is an open source PDF/A validator, and version 1.10 marks the first release of veraPDF as part of the Open Preservation Foundation’s (OPF) reference toolset. The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. veraPDF is an open source PDF/A validator, and version 1.10 marks the first release of veraPDF as part of the Open Preservation Foundation’s (OPF) reference toolset. There are also a number of other fixes and improvements which are documented in the latest release notes. Continue reading


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Adobe steps up on standards adoption

The November 2017 updates for Acrobat DC, now available from Adobe, include some significant news for those who pay attention to ISO standards-adoption. Among the enhancements of the preflight tools there is also PDF/A compatibility with veraPDF. Now, Acrobat preflight tools can find and report issues that are not compatible with the veraPDF tests. Continue reading


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Interview with Brian E. Davis of Oregon State University

This is the nineth in a series of interviews with people using MediaConch within their institutions. Brian is the head of the Digital Production Unit for the Special Collections & Archives Research Center at Oregon State University Libraries & Press. He is using MediaConch for validation and policy checking during the quality control process for the video files. He also used DPF Manager and veraPDF for quality control of TIFF and PDF files. Continue reading