DAM and Digital Preservation

DAM and Digital Preservation 

Digital asset management digital preservation strategies can help save time & money, avoid legal and ethical problems, and, most importantly, avoid the front page of the New York Times.

Speaker Emily Kolvitz offers viewers concepts of archival theory that easily translate to the practice of Digital Asset Management, in a variety of digital environments including Library, Archive, WIP (Works-in-Progress) DAMs, and assets living in the wild.

Source: DAM Guru Program

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Hitachi Data Systems Federal Announces Next Generation, Long-Term Data Preservation Platform

Hitachi Data Systems Federal Announces Next Generation, Long-Term Data Preservation Platform 

Platform Uses Optical Technology to Cost-Effectively Preserve Federal Data Indefinitely

RESTON, VA — (Marketwired) — 09/10/14 — Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation (HDS Federal), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), today released Hitachi Digital Preservation Platform (HDPP), the next generation long-term data preservation solution that allows federal agencies to preserve and archive mission-critical data indefinitely.

Hitachi Digital Preservation Platform is an optical storage solution that uses existing Blu-ray and eventually M-DISC technology to preserve the nation’s most valuable resource, its information. HDPP lets federal agencies access their data whenever they want, no matter how long it is stored, at lower total cost of ownership.

Source: EIN News

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DPP-compliant file delivery firms revealed

DPP-compliant file delivery firms revealed 

IBC 2014: The first group of companies to have developed file delivery tools that have passed the Digital Production Partnership’s Compliance Programme have been announced.

The DPP has worked with the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) on its testing and certification process that is designed to help users identify products which have been independently assessed and checked against the DPP’s criteria.

The companies whose products met the criteria are Telestream, Root 6, Cinegy and Dalet (AmberFin).

More products from other companies are expected to achieve certification in the weeks ahead, the DPP said.

DPP technical standards lead and chief technology officer for broadcast and distribution at Channel 4 Kevin Burrows said: “The Compliance Programme has had a very positive response from the industry.

Source: Broadcast

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APARSEN “Access and Usability in Digital Preservation” Training

APARSEN “Access and Usability in Digital Preservation” Training 

Italy – Florence

17-18 September 2014 – Events

APARSEN is organizing next September 17th-18th in Florence (Italy) a training event on “access and usability of digital content in a long term vision”.

As digital preservation standards and practices reach new levels of maturity, there is a rising need of a much more increased focus on particular issues, that regard the access and use of preserved digital objects. For example:

what policies do we need to put into place to help us manage preservation to ensure access and usability?

how can be provided access whilst managing digital rights appropriately?

how can persistent identifiers be applied to digital objects so that they remain discoverable over time?

how can it be ensured that the digital objects we preserve are usable and understandable?

Source: DCH-RP

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