Topic: museum & library information systems

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Shaping our future memory standards (1/2)

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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The PREFORMA Handbook

We are pleased to announce that The PREFORMA Handbook is now available to download. This publication is intended as a practical guidebook to be offered as a critical instrument to decision-makers in cultural heritage institutions, to support them in the analysis of problems and the identification of viable solutions, and as a technical reference to managers of digital archives and developers, to offer them guidance on how to use the PREFORMA tools. Continue reading


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Muzeum@Digit international conference

This year’s MUZEUM@DIGIT will be special as we celebrate the 5th conference since the start in 2013. The conference has become an important event in the Hungarian and international museum sector, hundreds of museum professionals have participated so far. All of … 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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The National Gallery predicts the future with artificial intelligence

August 16 2017   The National Gallery, London, is working in collaboration with museum analytics firm, Dexibit, to use big data for predictive analytics. For decades, directors at the helms of the world’s cultural institutions have faced the challenge of balancing … Continue reading


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TECHNOLOGY for ALL Forum, 4th edition

The fourth edition of the TECHNOLOGYforALL Forum will be held in Rome from 17 to 19 October 2017. Italy’s role in the development and conservation of the world Heritage is a framework where we will try to analyse the weighted … 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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Presenting EMOTIVE project

Emotive is an EU-funded heritage project that aims to use emotional storytelling to dramatically change how we experience heritage sites. For heritage professionals, the Emotive application will provide a powerful storytelling engine and a set of rich digital media assets … Continue reading


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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. Continue reading


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Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC) 2018

FICC 2018 provided a forum for researchers from both academia and industry to share their latest research contributions, future vision in the field and potential impact across industries. FICC2018 allowed attendees to exchange knowledge with the common goal of shaping … Continue reading