Topic: museum & library information systems

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iPres 2018 Preliminary Call for Contributions

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 preliminary 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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ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries / JCDL 2018

From Data to Wisdom: Resilient Integration across Societies, Disciplines, and Systems. The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018 (JCDL 2018) will be held in conjunction with UNT Open Access Symposium 2018 on June 3 – 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, … Continue reading


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Auckland Live launches the first Accessibility Virtual Tour of the city’s Town Hall

Auckland Live is a part of Regional Facilities Auckland, committed to promoting the arts, and supporting inclusiveness and access to the arts for all. In early December 2017, Auckland Live launched the first Accessibility Virtual Tour for the Town Hall– … 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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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


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Interview with Patricia Falcao and Francesca Colussi of Tate

This is the eight in a series of interviews with people using MediaConch within their institutions. Patricia Falcao is a time-based media conservator at Tate. She uses MediaConch to check files that have resulted from migration. Francesca Colussi is one of the senior time-based media conservation technicians at Tate. She mainly uses MediaConch both for local policy checking and in-house quality control, as a comparison and ‘problem solving’ tool to spot anomalies in exhibition format files. Continue reading


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MediaConch Users Survey

MediaArea is immensely grateful to have been involved in the PREFORMA challenge over the past three years. Through this initiative, MediaArea has been given the opportunity to further contribute the cultural heritage sector through the development of the open source audiovisual conformance checker tool, MediaConch. To better understand our users and plan more efficiently for the future of this software, MediaArea would appreciate your feedback via this MediaConch Users Survey Continue reading