Tag: MediaArea.net

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PREFORMA Starts Prototyping Phase

The three consortia awarded with contracts for the prototyping phase – veraPDF consortium, Easy Innova and MediaArea – start development on open source file compliance checkers for documents, still images and moving image materials. This phase will last until December 2016. Continue reading


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PREFORMA @ FOSDEM 2015

FOSDEM is a two-day free event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software, offering open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate. It is renowned for being highly developer-oriented and brings together 5000+ geeks from all over the world. Continue reading


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IASA 2015 Annual Conference

‘All for One – One for All: Common Concerns – Shared Solutions’ is the title of the IASA 2015 Conference, organised in Paris by the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives. The paper “MediaConch: An open source audiovisual file conformance checker” has been accepted and will be presented by MediaArea. Continue reading


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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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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