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Monday, September 18
 

15:00

Tutorial - IASA-TC 05: Handling and Storage of Audio and Video Carriers
Limited Capacity seats available


“Eternal” content migration from one digital preservation platform to the next is a meanwhile undisputed principle of audio and video preservation, finding its confirmation in the forth edition of IASA-TC 03 released in 2017. However, the safeguarding of the physical original carriers is not obsolete: Optimisation of handling and storage is an important factor, before transfer of single carrier based contents to digital repositories can be financed and organised. Additionally, for principle reasons IASA-TC 03 strongly recommends that originals should be kept for potential future consultation. 

Speakers
avatar for Dietrich Schüller

Dietrich Schüller

consultant, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dietrich Schüller, retired director of and now consultant to the Vienna Phonogrammarchiv, has been with IASA since 1972. Starting out as cultural anthropologist – his PhD is in African History – he became increasingly involved in technical matters related to audiovisual archiving... Read More →


Monday September 18, 2017 15:00 - 16:30
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 2 (ground floor) Takustraße 40, Berlin, Germany
 
Tuesday, September 19
 

09:00

Tutorial - Files, metadata, and workflows: Putting the pieces together (Part 1)
Limited Capacity seats available


For archivists working in contemporary collecting institutions, basic digital skills are essential. As technology makes it easier to create audio and video files, and archivists continue digitizing analog collections, the impact of digital content on our work only increases. For archives, there is a heightened risk of loss or inability to access this content if regular skills for ingest, management, and preservation are not acquired as part of the archivist’s toolkit.

This tutorial will offer attendees in-depth demonstrations of essential skills for working with digital collections at the basic level of protecting the bits, automating/extracting metadata, and preparing for the next steps of building and managing digital collections. More specifically, the tutorial will provide demonstrations on the use of free tools for working with files and metadata (both GUI and CLI), including Exiftool, ffprobe, MediaConch/MediaInfo, MDQC, BagIt, and Fixity that support identification, transfer, storage, metadata generation, and monitoring of digital collections. To put these tools into context, the tutorial is structured as a basic workflow and attendees will see how tools are combined in simple scripts to minimize effort and maximize automation. Participants will come away with a clear knowledge of how to use these tools and skills, what role they play in collection management workflows, and a sense of how to implement their use.

Speakers
avatar for Bertram Lyons

Bertram Lyons

Partner, Senior Consultant, AVP
Bertram Lyons provides digital preservation consulting and training for the Society of American Archivists, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the FBI, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution... Read More →


Tuesday September 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:30
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 2 (ground floor) Takustraße 40, Berlin, Germany

11:00

Tutorial - Files, metadata, and workflows: Putting the pieces together (Part 2)
Limited Capacity seats available


For archivists working in contemporary collecting institutions, basic digital skills are essential. As technology makes it easier to create audio and video files, and archivists continue digitizing analog collections, the impact of digital content on our work only increases. For archives, there is a heightened risk of loss or inability to access this content if regular skills for ingest, management, and preservation are not acquired as part of the archivist’s toolkit.

This tutorial will offer attendees in-depth demonstrations of essential skills for working with digital collections at the basic level of protecting the bits, automating/extracting metadata, and preparing for the next steps of building and managing digital collections. More specifically, the tutorial will provide demonstrations on the use of free tools for working with files and metadata (both GUI and CLI), including Exiftool, ffprobe, MediaConch/MediaInfo, MDQC, BagIt, and Fixity that support identification, transfer, storage, metadata generation, and monitoring of digital collections. To put these tools into context, the tutorial is structured as a basic workflow and attendees will see how tools are combined in simple scripts to minimize effort and maximize automation. Participants will come away with a clear knowledge of how to use these tools and skills, what role they play in collection management workflows, and a sense of how to implement their use.

Speakers
avatar for Bertram Lyons

Bertram Lyons

Partner, Senior Consultant, AVP
Bertram Lyons provides digital preservation consulting and training for the Society of American Archivists, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the FBI, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution... Read More →


Tuesday September 19, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 2 (ground floor) Takustraße 40, Berlin, Germany

15:00

Tutorial - Compressed Video Quality
Limited Capacity seats available

Most of today's video footage is born digital, whether it's professionally recorded in a studio environment or captured on a smartphone. Compressed formats such as MPEG-4/AVC and HEVC are popular choices for storing video but these are inherently 'lossy' which means that some of the information in the original video is lost during compression. What effect does this have on the video image? How much information loss is acceptable? These are important questions when designing and specifying systems for archiving and retrieving visual images.

In this tutorial I will examine the factors that influence our perception of visual quality. I will explain how popular compressed formats can affect video fidelity and will introduce the concept of video quality measurement. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to assess and maximise visual quality when archiving and disseminating digital video.

Moderators
avatar for Lars Gaustad

Lars Gaustad

Head of moving image preservation, National Library of Norway
Lars Gaustad is head of moving image preservation at the National Library of Norway. The library holds the heritage collection of moving images in Norway as well as being responsible for handling the legal deposit of film and television. He has chaired the Technical Commission of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Iain Richardson

Iain Richardson

CEO, Vcodex
I am an expert in video coding, specialising in compression formats such as the MPEG and H.26x standards.


Tuesday September 19, 2017 15:00 - 16:30
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 2 (ground floor) Takustraße 40, Berlin, Germany
 
Wednesday, September 20
 

09:45

Tutorial - Connect, Collect, Collaborate: Join Us As We Create the International Bibliography of Discographies
Limited Capacity seats available

The IASA Discography Committee is continuing its work on the online International Bibliography of Discographies - connecting members of institutions with private
collectors, and collecting information about worldwide discographic work in all languages. Collaboration is key in building the Bibliography, and we already benefit from a network of partners who share our goals for such a resource - peer associations, memory
institutions, individual collectors, and discographers. The first version of the Bibliography will be available on the IASA website by mid-2017. With entries submitted by our team and by members of our international network, it covers current and out-of-print
discographies published in book, article, CD-ROM, database and website formats. We have focused on bibliography due to the need for a full multi-lingual, international survey of discographies. But we are also creating a stored archive of digital (pdf) versions
of complete works which will be linked to their corresponding entries in the Bibliography. Workshop: We’ll provide an overview of the project (definitions and parameters), and offer some historical context for discography. We’ll review our online tools for
gathering bibliographic data on discographies, and demonstrate the live version of the Bibliography. We’ll show how full digital versions of discographies will be linked to the Bibliography - participants can submit digital versions electronically or send
print versions to our team for scanning. We’ll suggest other ways you can connect to our project, and discuss the advantages our network offers to both private collectors and public institutions. We would value your help and expertise!

Speakers
avatar for Peter Laurence

Peter Laurence

Harvard University
Peter Laurence is Senior Curatorial Assistant for the Archive of World Music in the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard University. In that role he serves as primary liaison with faculty and collection donors, helps set digitization and preservation priorities, creates online finding... Read More →
avatar for Filip Šír

Filip Šír

Sound Documents Manager, National Museum, Czech Republic, Prague
Filip Šír, DiS. is the coordinator for digitization of audio documents in the Digitization and New Media Department of the National Museum. Since 2012, he has been focusing on a comprehensive solution for the issue of audio documents, from the principles of sound document care to... Read More →


Wednesday September 20, 2017 09:45 - 11:15
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 5 (lower floor) Fabeckstraße 16, Berlin, Germany

11:45

Tutorial - Special collections: treatment and workflows
Limited Capacity seats available

The concept of "Special collection" covers a wide range of notions that commonly refer to rare and unique material archives or cultural institutions possess. Its meaning ranges from precious manuscripts, to a particular material type collection, or an individual’s personal archives. Because these collections are special, they add to the uniqueness of the cultural institution general collection. However, precisely because they are special, they present specific challenges and require specific treatment. Given the vastness of the notion for the purpose of this tutorial we will narrow it down to one particular kind of special collection: sound fonds, intended as audio material created or collected by an individual or a public association and donated to, or sometimes just deposited in, a sound archive. By first attempting to define the main characteristics of sound fonds, this tutorial will then try to outline a framework and a methodical approach that should allow an archive to receive and treat correctly these fonds, to describe and contextualize them properly, and give them an appropriate place in the general collection. Great attention will be paid to the definition of workflows necessary to the management of these special collections.

Speakers
avatar for Nadia Lai

Nadia Lai

Head of cataloguing and training, Swiss National Sound Archives
I have a degree in English Literature and Science of Religions (University of Fribourg - Switzerland) and a post-graduate certificate in Information and Documentation Science (School of Business Administration of Geneva and University of Geneva). I have mainly worked in libraries... Read More →


Wednesday September 20, 2017 11:45 - 13:15
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 5 (lower floor) Fabeckstraße 16, Berlin, Germany
 
Thursday, September 21
 

11:00

Tutorial - Improve access to audio collections by preparing metadata for Europeana
Limited Capacity seats available

Europeana provides online discovery to an astonishing 50 million digital cultural heritage items, including photos, texts, artworks, videos and sounds. Thanks to a Europeana Sounds project (www.europeanasounds.eu) the number of audio items will soon exceed one million and will be enhanced by interlinking across different media such as music scores and recorded music performances. Anyone who curates an online collection of digital audio assets will benefit from this workshop (and your collection does not have to hold European content), where you will:

(a) learn how Europeana developed a uniform data model for audio metadata to ensure interoperability between catalogues imported from many different organisations;
(b) see how to add licence and genre labels to ensure your audio archival assets are found and used correctly;
(c) using specially designed software, discover how datasets can be efficiently translated from your repository to Europeana’s.

Europeana raises the potential for new discoveries among digitised items currently hidden in dispersed collections; and allows user interaction via tagging and commenting. Fundamental to all this is providing good quality metadata in the correct format, using common vocabularies. This workshop covers the why and how of aggregating metadata, data cleaning and data transformation and the process of submitting your metadata to Europeana.


Thursday September 21, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 2 (ground floor) Takustraße 40, Berlin, Germany

13:30

Tutorial - Retrieving authority and bibliographic records of the German Music Archive free of charge
Limited Capacity seats available

This tutorial will offer attendees an in-depth demonstration of the Metadata Services of the German Music Archive of the German National Library.
We will get an overview of the authority records of the Integrated Authority File (GND), the bibliographic metadata and the different ways to receive records free of charge to use them as external source data in other systems!
The licensing, the formats and the importance of Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) will be explained.
Please bring you own laptop with internet access if you like to do the examples on you own.

Speakers
avatar for Jochen Rupp

Jochen Rupp

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main


Thursday September 21, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 2 (ground floor) Takustraße 40, Berlin, Germany