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Tuesday, September 19


Workshop - Expert Transfer Techniques: A Special Focus on Mechanical Discs
The workshop leads through the problem of transfer, digitization, and restoration of historical obsolete disc formats. Starting with the possibilities, advantages, and limitations of a conventional mechanical transfer, the discussion will outline some of the most proven and tested optical transfer methods and technologies and their special usability with broken/ delaminated/ damaged discs. The different approaches will be presented, including various audio examples. This is the first report of IASA's Emerging Technologies sub-committee.

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Stefano Cavaglieri

CTO / CIO, Biblioteca nazionale svizzera
Audio re-recording techniques, technology, quality Stefano Sergio Cavaglieri is the Chief Technology and Information Officer of the Swiss National Sound Archives, now a department of the Swiss National Library, in Lugano, Switzerland. His career started back in the late 70's in the... Read More →

Tuesday September 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:30
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 1 (Auditorium, off the Lower Foyer) Lansstraße 8, Berlin, Germany
Wednesday, September 20


Workshop - Checking Audiovisual Conformance
Limited Capacity seats available

The commencement of the PREFORMA project brings about several tools to validate file formats, define and apply policies, and generate technical reports. Jerome Martinez, President of MediaArea, will provide a workshop on that covers the basics of audiovisual formats specifications, discusses the challenges in the design of an audiovisual conformance checker, and demonstrates several of MediaConch’s key features. Will cover policies for uncompressed video such as TN2162 and best practices for use of FFV1 in Matroska. Will review conformance checker such as MediaConch and mkvalidate, and discuss strategy for policy interpretation and remedial actions.

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Jerome Martinez

Digital Media Analysis Specialist, MediaArea
Jérôme Martinez is the Founder and President of MediaArea, the lead developer of MediaInfo and a technical consultant to a variety of projects within the fields of broadcast video, audiovisual archiving, and web video. Jérôme’s work specializes in the analysis and categorization... Read More →

David Rice

Audiovisual Archivist
Dave Rice is an audiovisual archivist and technologist whose work focuses on independent media, open source technological preservation applications, and quality control analytics. Rice has worked as an archivist or archival consultant for media organizations such as the City of the... Read More →

Wednesday September 20, 2017 09:45 - 11:15
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 2 (ground floor) Takustraße 40, Berlin, Germany


Workshop - How can we spare storage space?
Limited Capacity seats available

Especially in times of reduced budgets, the growing need for storage becomes a problem for archival institutions. Even those who seem to have found effective storage solutions (like the Austrian Mediathek) have to face situations where there is not enough. When that happens, discussions about making compromises begin again, and always one of the first suggestions that arises is archiving in lossy formats.

Following the philosophy put forth in the IASA technical publication, TC 03 Safeguarding the Audio Heritage, we strive to digitize to the highest standard we can afford and avoid the risks associated with lossy or data-reduced formats. However, if the only choice is between digitization in lossy formats or nothing, then perhaps there are a few compromises which could be considered first.

In this workshop I would like to invite collegues from the archival community to brainstorm about those compromises and discuss this issue. 


Are we talking about the same things?
Differences between „Storing“, „Archiving“ and „Longterm Preservation“
Concept of „Longterm Preservation“
How long is „Longterm“?
What are the expensive issues in dealing with storage?
What will probably become cheaper during time?
What could be postponed to later, better times?
What could be reduced?
Is storing in lossy formats the solution for our problems?
Calculation of storage with lossy format and lossless format
Calculation of collateral effects
Summary to include a group-produced, takeaway decision tree to help you face the problem.


Hermann Lewetz

Consultant for Digitization and Digital Longterm Preservation, Freelancer

Wednesday September 20, 2017 11:45 - 13:15
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 2 (ground floor) Takustraße 40, Berlin, Germany