Who’s afraid of Vinegar Syndrome? (Wer hat Angst vorm Vinegar-Syndrome?)
Site is written in German here is an English translation of the opening Paragraph
If the policy continues to ignore the rampant chemical decay of our film heritage, we must expect in the coming years with the loss of most films. In order to avert be until the end of this decade, requires investment of half a billion euros. This zurollenden on federal and state governments avalanche of costs but no one has evidently expected. Helmut Herbst describes the details of this problem.
See Also Linkedin postings from Wolfgang Balga about Research to Stop Vinegar Syndrome (you will need to sign up to Linkedin to view the postings.
British Pathé to open up entire film archive of 85K videos to YouTube
British Pathé is to release its entire archive of videos – totaling 3,500 hours of content – on YouTube.
The archive, which comprises 85,000 videos, contains footage of historic content from both World Wars, interviews with survivors of the Titanic, boxing legend Muhammed Ali, alongside other filmed newsreels and documentaries that the company produced between 1910 and 1976.
British Pathé is working with Mediakraft Networks to manage the content distribution and packaging on YouTube, and will aim to attract a “global audience” to the content.
The two companies will also work together to create new, original programming which gives a contemporary take on historical events.
Source: The Drum
Getting Started in Digital Preservation – Event Preview
Two members of the ART team, Ed Pinsent and Steph Taylor will be attending this DPC event at the National Archives on 4th April 2014. The day is designed, as the name suggests, to help people who are just starting to work with digital preservation. It will be held at The National Archives in Kew. The Digital Preservation Coalition have put together a great programme to introduce the concepts of digital preservation. It includes useful ‘start up’ insights into tools, risk assessment and preservation planning. Some interesting case studies are also included, which will help to put it all into context.
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