Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Link Rot?
Organizations and universities alike have been banding together to prevent important-yet-dated documents from disappearing entirely online. Digital preservation is a big problem, and it’s one that associations—with their significant content offerings—should do more to solve. Here’s how.
Source: Associations Now
Sony and Memnon Archiving Services announce partnership
Sony has announced a partnership with Memnon Archiving Services, a leading digital preservation provider responsible for digitising, restoring and preserving more than two million hours of audio-visual archives for numerous cultural institutions and broadcasters around the world.Sony’s Media Lifecycle Services and Memnon will jointly offer their technology and industrial workflow proficiency and experience to customers, based upon their combined expertise of delivering large-scale digital preservation projects involving audio, video and film content. Memnon’s customers include Danish Radio, the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Indiana University, while Sony digitally converts and distributes over 150 million files for organisations such as BBC Worlwide and Sony Pictures Entertainment
Source: On Screen Asia
Why storage isn’t a dead zone of innovation
Most people who miss Storage Visions (SV) which is held just before CES (Consumer Electronics Show) say storage isn’t as sexy as a wearable or connected car … pity.
SV covered my favorite subjects — storage and M&E (Media & Entertainment)
Two of the sessions were worlds apart: the professional story tellers and the growing population of independent filmmakers. Both sessions had different views on how our movies, documentaries and shorts are developed, produced, distributed and saved.
In the Pro session, Josef Marc, Archimedia co-founder, spelled out the differences in trends and movements.
Source: Computer Dealer News
Library of Congress Releases Digital Audio of 75 Years of Recordings
When the technological push behind the publishing industry first took off, one of the many great promises about this wave of the literary future was in the ability to record and store great works for all time, protecting our literary history in an indestructible archive. Google’s ambitious digitization project has started on that path to preservation, but the initial release yesterday from the Library of Congress has added even more highly valuable content: digital audio of famous recordings.
The digital audio, which includes recordings of poetry, speaking engagements at the LoC, and audio sessions in the LoC’s own Jefferson Building recording studio, often features the authors themselves in the recordings, reading from their own works. The archived content was originally captured on magnetic tape, but thanks to the digitization, the content is now being released from remote streaming access. Of the proposed 2,000 works that will undergo this preservation process, the first fifty are now available and an additional five recordings per month are planned.
Source: Goode Reader