PRESERVATION & MIGRATION SEMINAR 2023
Preservation & Migration Seminar 2023 on June 21st at 15:00 CEST, online, free access.
The Preservation Life Cycle
Preserving audiovisual content is not a linear way with a starting point and an end; it’s a cycle requiring continuous care and long-term planning. Migration to digital is a significant step; however, digital collections are not without danger. Preservation has to be both permanent and sustainable. How can this work?
A preservation “system” for providing all the necessary and desirable functions needs resources deployed (e.g. storage), maintained and monitored, and requires oversight to manage appropriate interventions.
This seminar will provide insight into the questions of digital obsolescence, assets protection, permanent preservation and its costs, and decisions on the fate of physical materials after they migrate to digital—also an opportunity to share and gather thoughts from panellists and participants.
SEMINAR KEY TOPICS
OVERVIEW OF THE PRESERVATION CYCLE
Given by Richard Wright, Independent Consultant (Preservation Guide). You’ve digitised your archive. Now what? How do you keep it working? Which rules govern the operations? What without rules?
PRESERVING DIGITAL OBSOLESCENCE
Presented by Etienne Marchand, multi-media engineer at INA. Digital audio-visual archives contain different file formats that were considered relevant when they were produced. However, will they still be exploitable in 10 or 20 years? How can we assess and enforce the sustainability of those different file formats?
THE COST OF PERMANENT PRESERVATION
Presented by Laurent Boch, responsible for administrating research projects at RAI. It is well known that migration to digital of a sizeable audio-visual collection is an expensive enterprise. But what about the cost of digitally maintaining the same audio-visual collection once the migration is over?
EMERGING CYBER THREATS
By Emanuele Bellini, professor at Roma3 University and co-chair of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Homeland Security (TCHS). Which are the risks for audio-visual archives? Which kinds of strategies for cyber resilience of cultural heritage? How are these threats perceived?
IS IT EVER OK TO LET THE CARRIERS GO?
The last topic is the fate of physical materials after migration. This will be debated in a panel by Christoph Bauer, senior project manager at ORF, Miroslav Čuljat, manager of archiving and preservation at RTÉ, Marijn Daniels, project manager at VRT, and Etienne Marchand. The question is: Is it ever OK to let the carriers go? Which are the different points of view? And which strategies?