Webinar: Digitisation and Digital Preservation Challenges at the BBC

Webinar: Digitisation and Digital Preservation Challenges at the BBC 

This free webinar presents an overview of the key challenges and processes involved in digitisation and digital preservation through a real world case study from the BBC Broadcast Archive.

The BBC has been copying from old videotape formats to new ones for over 20 years, but for most of that time they copied from analogue videotape to digital videotape. For the last six years they have been making files FROM digital videotape. What’s the difference?

Richard Wright (PrestoCentre) will give a brief overview of digital preservation, covering three stages:

  • Digitising analogue formats
  • Making files from digital physical formats
  • ‘Preservation actions’ on files

Tom Heritage (BBC R&D) will describe the actual work over the last six years at the BBC, dealing with two digital formats: Panasonic D3, and Sony DigiBeta. He will cover how they ‘capture the bits’, problems and solutions, and how they hold and preserve the results.

Source: PrestoCentre

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