Topic: audio video & music

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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


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Shaping our future memory standards (2/2)

Hosted by the National Library of Estonia, the PREFORMA International Conference “Shaping our future memory standards” brought together 150 people worldwide to discuss the importance of standardisation and file format validation for the long term preservation of digital cultural content, discover the potential of the open source conformance checkers developed in PREFORMA and look at future challenges and opportunities. Continue reading


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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. Continue reading


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Patchlab Digital Art Festival 2017 – Data art and artificial intelligence

Patchlab Digital Art Festival, organised in Krakow since 2012, is an international event dedicated to interdisciplinary (post)digital art forms, created at the intersection of art, new technologies and creative programming. During the 6th edition, taking place 24-29th October this year, … Continue reading


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Call: ideation workshop in Helsinki – How can we create new interfaces to heritage collections of social digital photography

The Collecting Social Photo project is happy to invite creative participants for a workshop in Helsinki, in November 2017, where we will develop prototype interfaces for social digital photography collections. The purpose of the workshop is to ideate together around … Continue reading


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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. Continue reading


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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. Continue reading


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Call for papers VIEW Journal: Audiovisual Data in Digital Humanities

Considering the relevance of audiovisual material as perhaps the biggest wave of data to come in the near future (Smith, 2013, IBM prospective study) its relatively modest position within the realm of Digital Humanities conferences is remarkable. The objective of … Continue reading


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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. Continue reading


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International Surrealism Now – artist Santiago Ribeiro in New York

Since July 19, 2017 until December 31, 2017 will be shown art from Santiago Ribeiro at Times Square Nasdaq OMX Group, New York city. Nasdaq, MarketSite is located in New York City’s Times Square. The presentation of the works of … Continue reading