Tag: audiovisual

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No Time to Wait! Standardizing FFV1 & Mastroska for Preservation

A free, three day symposium of workshops & presentations on the standardization & use of FFV1 & Matroska in archives. Hosted by Deutsche Kinemathek, Zuse Institute Berlin, and MediaArea.net and supported by the PREFORMA project, the event provides an opportunity for format inventors, developers, specification authors, and archivists to collaborate and advance AV preservation formats. Continue reading


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IASA 2016 Annual Conference

The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) 47th Annual Conference will be hosted at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA, from 25-29 September 2016. Conference theme: A World of Opportunity: Audiovisual Archives and the Digital Landscape. MediaArea has been accepted for the paper ‘Status of CELLAR: Update from an IETF Working Group for Archival Audiovisual Formats’. Continue reading


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PREFORMA @ AMIA 2016 Conference

PREFORMA submitted a poster to the AMIA 2016 conference entitled “PREFORMA and MediaConch: Open Source Tools for Long-term Preservation”. The poster aims to give an overview of the three tools that were created to check whether the PDF, TIFF or FFV1/MKV files adhere to their standard specification, with a main focus on the development of the MediaConch tool and CELLAR standardization activity. Continue reading


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IASA 2017 Annual Conference

The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives 48th Annual Conference will be hosted on 17-22 September 2017 by the Ethnological Museum in Berlin. IASA 2017 Conference theme is ‘Integration and Innovation: Bringing Workflows and Formats Together in the Digital Era’ and everyone engaged in or curious about the discovery, care, preservation and dissemination of our sound and audiovisual heritage is invited to join. Continue reading


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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. Continue reading


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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. Continue reading


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12th IMAGE & RESEARCH Conference

In the third week of November (from 20th to 23rd) it was held a new edition of the Image and Research Conference, organized by the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) of the Girona City Council with the collaboration of the Association of Archivists of Catalonia. The Image and Research Conference held its twelfth year, and after 22 years, we have become the benchmark event in Spain for professionals involved in photography and audiovisual mainly in the field of archival, preservation, history and document management. Continue reading


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Heritage Experience, Experiential mobile device for heritage mediation

Heritage Experience gives the public the opportunity to create their own unique and surprising films at the CIUP. It is an initiative within the Smartcity project; a vast programme of reflexion and creation on the concept of the “intelligent city”. Continue reading


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More than interactivity, it’s Public Art

Everyone can make digital art, and can have it displayed on bus shelters around London: it is a wonderful opportunity that project Bus-Tops, in cooperation with TFL company (Transport for London), offers to the public. Beside the submitters’ pieces, the project includes artworks from renowned artists. Continue reading


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DC-NET – Digital Cultural heritage NETwork

DC-NET – Digital Cultural heritage NETwork is an ERA-NET (European Research Area Network) project, financed by the European Commission under the e-Infrastructure – Capacities Programme of the FP7. Continue reading