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Monday, September 30
 

1:30pm

W1: The safeguarding of the audiovisual heritage: Ethics, principles and preservation strategy (IASA-TC 03)
Co-edited by Will Prentice and Lars Gaustad, this is the 4th Edition, published in 2017. While the earlier versions concentrated on audio, this new edition is extending these general principles and strategies to include moving images. The tutorial concentrates on the content migration for audio and video documents, the only viable method to preserve their contents in the long-term, because of the instability of original carriers and the obsolescence of replay equipment. The principles of optimal signal extraction from original carriers, unmodified transfer to digital archival formats, and the importance of metadata for the authentication of contents will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Dietrich Schüller

Dietrich Schüller

consultant, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dietrich Schüller, retired director of and now consultant to the Vienna Phonogrammarchiv, has been with IASA since 1972. Starting out as cultural anthropologist – his PhD is in African History – he became increasingly involved in technical matters related to audiovisual archiving... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Theatre 1
 
Tuesday, October 1
 

9:30am

W2: RDA and audiovisual archives
RDA (Resource Description and Access) is a cataloging standard that was first published in 2010. RDA was designed on the one hand to be compatible with the legacy of preceding cataloging rules (AACR2 - Anglo American Cataloging Rules), and on the other hand to better respond to new challenges, mainly coming from the digital world. Since its publication, RDA has been adopted by an increasing number of cultural organisations, mainly libraries. What about audiovisual archives? Is RDA used at all? Can RDA be considered a suitable standard for audiovisual archives? Are any changes required for RDA to become more suitable? If so, which ones? By first presenting and explaining RDA’s structure, its evolution, and the conceptual models that inform it, this tutorial will try to answer these questions. Particular attention will be paid to RDA’s current capacity to respond to the needs of audiovisual archives.

Speakers
avatar for Nadia Lai

Nadia Lai

Head of cataloguing and training, Swiss National Sound Archives
I have a degree in English Literature and Science of Religions (University of Fribourg - Switzerland) and a post-graduate certificate in Information and Documentation Science (School of Business Administration of Geneva and University of Geneva). I have mainly worked in libraries... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Theatre 2

1:30pm

W3: Handling and storage of audio and video carriers (IASA-TC 05)
Edited by Dietrich Schüller and Albrecht Häfner, IASA-TC 05 was published in 2014. While IASA-TC 03, presented in another tutorial at this conference, underlines that, ultimately, long-term preservation of audiovisual documents can only be achieved by "eternal" digital content migration, IASA-TC 05 explains that carrier preservation still maintains its important place in audiovisual archiving, as by far not all audiovisual documents have as yet been transferred to digital repositories. Also, IASA-TC 03 strongly recommends that originals be kept for potential future reference. IASA-TC 05 explains how handling and storage of audio and video carriers can be optimised to preserve original holdings until professional long-term preservation can be organised and financed. In this presentation, reference will also be made to specific precautions against the unfavourable climatic conditions in tropical zones.

Speakers
avatar for Dietrich Schüller

Dietrich Schüller

consultant, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dietrich Schüller, retired director of and now consultant to the Vienna Phonogrammarchiv, has been with IASA since 1972. Starting out as cultural anthropologist – his PhD is in African History – he became increasingly involved in technical matters related to audiovisual archiving... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Theatre 1
 
Thursday, October 3
 

9:00am

W6: The composition of digital audio and video files
As more and more collection objects are born-digital and non-physical in nature, archivists must develop core competencies regarding the fundamental nature of digital objects. Just as knowledge of the chemical composition of cellulose (for example) is essential for the care and maintenance of paper materials, the knowledge of file construction at a bit-level is essential for archivist to make careful decisions about what are and are not unique characteristics of a given digital collection object and how best to determine sustainable and safe care and maintenance plans for the digital collection object over time. This tutorial illustrates the fundamental binary elements of digital audio and video objects, from bits to bytes to formal format structures. The tutorial will demonstrate methods for understanding and interpreting these many technological layers, including how to translate bytes into understandable information based on file format specifications, and how to distinguish file object information from file system information in order to understand the true boundaries of a digital object within a given computer system.

Speakers
avatar for Bertram Lyons

Bertram Lyons

Partner, Senior Consultant, AVP
Bertram Lyons provides digital preservation consulting and training for the Society of American Archivists, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the FBI, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Theatre 2

9:00am

W4: Overview of IASA-TC 06 Guidelines for Video Preservation: Formats, Carriers and Workflow
IASA-TC 06 Guidelines for the Preservation of Video Recordings was published online as modules in early 2018 (https://www.iasa-web.org/tc06/guidelines-preservation-video-recordings). This workshop will walk participants through the technical details of each section of the guidelines including the video carriers, signal and signal extraction as well as planning, setup, and workflows for video digitisation. IASA-TC 06 identifies six classes of video recordings, each with its own strategies and methods to support the long-term preservation of the underlying content. For the most part, the scope for the initial edition of IASA-TC 06 is limited to the digitisation of "class 1," analogue videotapes, and transfer of content from selected types of digital videotapes. Work is ongoing, with later editions planned to cover born-digital video, metadata, and the production of new video recordings in preservable formats. The discussions of target formats for digitised video will include updates on new standards work for the Matroska and MXF wrappers and the FFV1 codec. This interactive session will give participants the opportunity to gain an understanding of the first version of these in-depth guidelines. Participants will also be able to provide feedback and comments on the existing sections of IASA-TC 06 as well as help shape the forthcoming planned sections on born-digital video content.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Bubestinger-Steindl

Peter Bubestinger-Steindl

Peter Bubestinger-Steindl studied Media Computer Science at the Technical University in Vienna.He has worked as a project leader and developer in the field of digital archives since 2002.As employee of NOA, he set up and developed solutions for both television and radio archives and... Read More →
avatar for Andy Martin

Andy Martin

Operations Manager at DAMsmart
Andrew is the Operations Manager at DAMsmart, heading up all technical operations. With over 11 years at DAMsmart, Andrew has been at the forefront of ensuring all DAMsmart’s projects, large and small, have been a success.Andrew is responsible for the technical requirements and... Read More →
avatar for Lars Gaustad

Lars Gaustad

Head of moving image preservation, National Library of Norway
Lars Gaustad is head of moving image preservation at the National Library of Norway. The library holds the heritage collection of moving images in Norway as well as being responsible for handling the legal deposit of film and television. He has chaired the Technical Commission of... Read More →
avatar for Carl Fleischhauer

Carl Fleischhauer

IASA Technical Committee
Carl Fleischhauer worked on a variety of digitization and digital preservation projects at the Library of Congress beginning in 1983. His more recent projects at the Library include the Format Sustainability Web site and coordination of the Audio-Visual Working Group of the Federal... Read More →
avatar for Somaya Langley

Somaya Langley

Digital Curation Manager, University of Sydney
Somaya Langley has a background in the arts and culture, broadcast, festivals, information technology, archives and libraries. The past two decades of her career is reflected in having worked at each stage of the digital content production lifecycle. She prefers to take a holistic... Read More →
avatar for Kate Murray

Kate Murray

Digital Projects Coordinator, Library of Congress
Kate Murray is the Digital Projects Coordinator in the Digital Collections Management and Services at the Library of Congress where she leads the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Audio-Visual Working Group and the Sustainability of Digital Formats website. Prior... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm
Theatre 1

9:00am

W5: Safeguarding the RTS broadcast lacquer discs: challenges of a multifaceted project
The 80,000 lacquer disc audio recordings of RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) are a unique collection spanning from the 1930s to the 1950s. The disc collection covers contents including radio dramas, classical music, and news reports, among many others. The various types of lacquers used throughout the years make this collection an interesting case study, from a chemist and/or a curator point of view. The digitization of these broadcast archives is an 8-year long service provided by the French GECKO company.

Patricia Herold will mention the FONSART organization and its overall history in safeguarding and promoting archives. She will speak about the various steps in setting up the RTS discs safeguarding project, and she will present a comparison of the Visual Audio optical digitization technique, compared to the standard stylus playback technique. Mrs. Herold will briefly mention the history of the various sub-collections. The partnership with the GECKO company, in terms of logistics, cataloguing, digital file integration, and monitoring the production done by GECKO will be mentioned.

Eric Monge, IT manager at GECKO, will present MADAMS, GECKO's in-house workflow and database management system. Karen Beun, production manager, will focus on the technical workflow, and go into details about the metadata provided and the various disc playback techniques used throughout the project. Finally, Emiliano Flores, restoration manager, will present the digital restoration aspect of the project.

Rebecca Rochat, preventive preservation expert, will present her digital guide with the results of her several-year long research on lacquer discs, which is expected to be an important landmark for all specialists of the topic. A chemist and microscopic approach to the deterioration of lacquer discs will be developed.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Beun

Karen Beun

Production manager 78rpm, Gecko
Karen Beun, production manager 78rpm at GeckoAfter a master's degree in Arts and Technologies specializing in the restoration of sound archives, I let myself be carried by the electroacoustic current, the questions of the medium, material, sound recording... which led me to Gecko... Read More →
avatar for Emiliano Flores

Emiliano Flores

GECKO
Born in 1975 in Clamart, France, Emiliano Flores graduated in sound engineering in 2000 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière (Paris region). From 2000 to 2009, Mr Flores worked as recording, mixing and mastering engineer for independent music labels. In 2009, Mr. Flores... Read More →
avatar for Eric Monge

Eric Monge

Information Technology Manager, Gecko
Eric Monge is the Information Technology (IT) manager at the french Gecko company. He is responsible for creating and maintaining the MADAMS (Media Asset Digitization and Archiving Management System), the proprietary workflow management software that is used in every digitization... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Rochat

Rebecca Rochat

University of York
Graduated in conservation with a major in technical, scientific and horological objects from the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (2017), Rebecca Rochat worked for 3 years on the RTS lacquer discs digitisation project, with a keen interest in studying the typology... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm
Twitter Large, Media Park

9:00am

W7: FFmpeg for audio-visual archivists (1)
Over the past many years, an ecosystem of free and open source software for long-term digital preservation has been developed. One of the tools is FFmpeg, a solution for processing, transcoding, filtering, analysing, and playing audiovisual files. Due to its extensive and actively developed codec library, FFmpeg has been integrated as a crucial element into many film and video archives worldwide. This workshop will present why FFmpeg is relevant to archivists and how it can be applied for digital preservation of the the cultural heritage. Participants will learn how to install the software on their computers and master the use of it with audiovisual files. They will use the applications (FFmpeg itself includes a suite of applications) to perform several tasks, including lossless transcoding, technical inspection, timecode burn-in, compression for access, and quality control. Lessons and hands-on activities will alternate. Topics will include a refresher on digital audio and digital video; file structure: container, codec, raw data; different file formats for different purposes: archive master, mezzanine files for postproduction, access files; and audiovisual data transformations.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Ng

Joshua Ng

Digital Preservation Analyst, Archives New Zealand
I am the Digital Preservation Analyst at Archives New Zealand (ANZ). I am responsible to ensure processes are in place to maintain the integrity of the Government Digital Archive. My work includes the drafting of digital preservation policy and strategy, researching digital preservation... Read More →
avatar for Reto Kromer

Reto Kromer

founder, AV Preservation by reto.ch
Having graduated in mathematics and computer science, Reto Kromer became involved in audio-visual conservation and restoration thirty-three years ago. He has been running his own preservation company, AV Preservation by reto.ch, and lecturing at the Bern University of Applied Sciences... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm
BenGLab 2

11:00am

W13: Europeana Media: Using IIIF/AV to improve online audiovisual collections
Large swaths of publicly available audiovisual archives collections across Europe have been linked and made available to Europeana, Europe’s cultural heritage platform. The Europeana Media project aims to increase the appeal, visibility, reuse, research of and interaction with moving image and sound materials on the platform. By building on the IIIF/AV framework, our aim is to deliver functionalities that will offer researchers, educators and the public at large functionalities to better access and incorporate AV content from Europeana into their daily living and working environments, such as video fragment quoting, support for subtitling, and embedding media. This workshop will go into the aggregation and publishing landscape for European AV collections and outline the technical challenges related to unifying streaming output from various collectaions and sources. We are curious to hear attendees' own streaming approaches and solutions!

Speakers
avatar for Sally Reynolds

Sally Reynolds

Director, ATiT
Sally Reynolds: an Irish national with a background in remedial linguistics, Sally first worked in radio and television in Ireland as a presenter and producer for the national broadcaster, RTE specialising in educational programming. From 1990 onwards, she worked in technology enhanced... Read More →
avatar for Mathy Vanbuel

Mathy Vanbuel

Co-director, ATiT
With a background in audio-visual production, Mathy worked for the audio-visual service of the Catholic University of Leuven for more than 15 years as director and production manager. Since 1998, Mathy is co-director of ATiT. He is regularly called upon to offer consultancy services... Read More →
avatar for Erwin Verbruggen

Erwin Verbruggen

Product manager digital scholarship & knowledge sharing, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Erwin Verbruggen is a user studies and digital preservation expert who works on several (inter)national projects in the field of preservation and open data. Erwin obtained an MA in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image at the University of Amsterdam. He interned at the... Read More →
avatar for Marco Rendina

Marco Rendina

International projects coordinator, Istituto Luce - Cinecittà
Marco is a senior project manager and metadata specialist. He works with Istituto Luce - Cinecittà, where he has been in charge of the development and realisation of various digitisation and applied research projects. He has led the participation of Luce in several EU co-funded audiovisual... Read More →
avatar for Abiodun Ogunyemi

Abiodun Ogunyemi

User researcher/UX specialist, German National Library of Science and Technology
Abiodun received his PhD at Tallinn University in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. He has over 10 years academia-industry knowledge. Presently, he works in the lab for Non-textual materials at the German National Library of Science and Technology as User Researcher/UX studies... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Theatre 2

1:30pm

W10: A bluffers guide to sound and digital audio (part 1)
The bluffers guide is aimed at anyone who would like to better understand sound and audio. It will demystify the myths and jargon by explaining the fundamentals in a simple and pragmatic way. Whether you are a technician or a researcher, a manager or administrator ....within an audio visual archive you will contribute to the processing of audio as we move from legacy to modern digital archive. Make sure you understand the decisions you are making. 

Part 1 of 2 complimentary training workshops.

In Part 1, we will use demonstrations to explore the relationship between frequency and pitch, amplitude and loudness, and harmonics and timbre. We will seek to understand how we quantify and measure sound and why this is important to audio quality and the way we archive content.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Garner

Neil Garner

Director, Training for TV Ltd.
After studying music at the University of Surrey and teacher training in Bath, Neil Garner joined the BBC as a Post Production Operator, working on a wide range of tasks from transmission to telecine and editing to quality assessment.In 1990 he joined the team at the BBC Academy’s... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Theatre 2

1:30pm

W11: NEMOSINE - The future of media storage
NEMOSINE is an EU founded project for the development of Innovative packaging solutions for storage and conservation of 20th century cultural heritage of artefacts based on cellulose derivatives.
The objective of project NEMOSINE www.nemosineproject.eu is to improve traditional storage solutions by developing an innovative package with the main goal of energy saving and extending the life time of cultural objects based on cellulose derivatives. In contrast to conventional film cans or media boxes, the packages will be equipped with the latest sensor technology to monitor decomposition processes and adsorb decomposition products such as acetic acid. The focus is on films, photographs, posters, slides, cinematographic sound, magnetic tapes and discs, based on cellulose acetate and its derivatives. The aim of the four-year project is to achieve more efficient long-term archiving and to increase the life cycle of audiovisual media, as well as other objects of cultural heritage and arts.

Beyond the state of the art, NEMOSINE is developing the following modular and integrated products:
  • High O2 barrier and active packaging using non-odour additives
  • Active acid adsorbers based on functionalized Metal Organic Framework (MOFs) integrated in innovative porous structures
  • Gas detection sensors based on nanotechnology for monitoring degradation products,
  • Multi-scale modelling to correlate degradation & sensor signals for maintenance prediction and integrate all these technologies
  • Packaging with modular design to fulfill the technical & economical requirements of the different cultural heritage items made by cellulose derivatives and
  • Curative packages containing controlled release of natural antifungal additives. 

    The modular solution is one of main advantages of the innovative package. This design will allow to provide different versions of the product with more or less technology included in the solution: Protective (basic and premium model), and Curative (for damaged products). In this way, the smart package can be adapted to different type of final clients –private collectors, national museums, regional collections, councils and institutions, schools-, in terms of necessities, balancing real value of the content and the package cost. The complete solution for storage boxes proposed by NEMOSINE is based on multi-nano sensors for different gases (mainly acetic acid and nitric oxide) and a control software platform that simulates degradation processes and then will predict accurate protective treatments.

Speakers
avatar for Kerstin Herlt

Kerstin Herlt

EU Projects Coordinator, DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
Kerstin Herlt (F) is project coordinator at DFF - Deutsches Filmmuseum & Filminstitut in Frankfurt/Main. She is mainly working on EU funded projects dealing with digitisation, access, digital curation and conservation of archival film. From 2015-2017 she was head of office of ACE... Read More →
avatar for Nadja Wallaszkovits

Nadja Wallaszkovits

Head of Audio Department, Phonogrammarchiv & NOA GmbH
avatar for Juan Ignacio Lahoz Rodrigo

Juan Ignacio Lahoz Rodrigo

Head of Conservation, Valencian Film Archive
D. JUAN IGNACIO LAHOZ RODRIGO is head of conservation of the Filmoteca Valenciana (Institut Valencià de Cultura), responsible for the restaurations, preservation, storage and cataloguing of the film materials and also is in charge of the equipment and software for the film collections.Lahoz... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Theatre 1

1:30pm

W8: Improving metadata in DPX files: Open source tools and guidelines from FADGI
The US Federal Agency Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI), in conjunction with AVP, is developing a new open source tool for format validation and batch embedding and correcting metadata within DPX file headers. Named "embARC" for "Metadata Embedded for Archival Content," the software application has flexible functionality to follow both required SMPTE metadata rules as well as those defined by FADGI in the document "Guidelines for Embedded Metadata within DPX File Headers for Digitized Motion Picture Film," including tracking the digitization workflow. The DPX format is a raster image format often used for the image only data for scanned motion picture film with each frame of film translating to a separate file. Because there are many thousands of frames for each title, there are typically many thousands of DPX files to manage. FADGI’s research into DPX implementations discovered that there are often inconsistencies within the file’s structure and header information.These scope and scale issues make file management a challenge. The embARC tool enables users to audit and correct internal metadata of both individual files or an entire DPX sequence while not impacting the image data. embARC will be released as a beta version early in 2019 with a first official release in summer 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Bertram Lyons

Bertram Lyons

Partner, Senior Consultant, AVP
Bertram Lyons provides digital preservation consulting and training for the Society of American Archivists, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the FBI, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution... Read More →
avatar for Kate Murray

Kate Murray

Digital Projects Coordinator, Library of Congress
Kate Murray is the Digital Projects Coordinator in the Digital Collections Management and Services at the Library of Congress where she leads the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Audio-Visual Working Group and the Sustainability of Digital Formats website. Prior... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Twitter Large, Media Park

1:30pm

W12: FFmpeg for audio-visual archivists (2)
Over the past many years, an ecosystem of free and open source software for long-term digital preservation has been developed. One of the tools is FFmpeg, a solution for processing, transcoding, filtering, analysing, and playing audiovisual files. Due to its extensive and actively developed codec library, FFmpeg has been integrated as a crucial element into many film and video archives worldwide. This workshop will present why FFmpeg is relevant to archivists and how it can be applied for digital preservation of the the cultural heritage. Participants will learn how to install the software on their computers and master the use of it with audiovisual files. They will use the applications (FFmpeg itself includes a suite of applications) to perform several tasks, including lossless transcoding, technical inspection, timecode burn-in, compression for access, and quality control. Lessons and hands-on activities will alternate. Topics will include a refresher on digital audio and digital video; file structure: container, codec, raw data; different file formats for different purposes: archive master, mezzanine files for postproduction, access files; and audiovisual data transformations.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Ng

Joshua Ng

Digital Preservation Analyst, Archives New Zealand
I am the Digital Preservation Analyst at Archives New Zealand (ANZ). I am responsible to ensure processes are in place to maintain the integrity of the Government Digital Archive. My work includes the drafting of digital preservation policy and strategy, researching digital preservation... Read More →
avatar for Reto Kromer

Reto Kromer

founder, AV Preservation by reto.ch
Having graduated in mathematics and computer science, Reto Kromer became involved in audio-visual conservation and restoration thirty-three years ago. He has been running his own preservation company, AV Preservation by reto.ch, and lecturing at the Bern University of Applied Sciences... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 5:00pm
BenGLab 2

3:30pm

W10: A bluffers guide to sound and digital audio (part 2)
The bluffers guide is aimed at anyone who would like to better understand sound and audio. It will demystify the myths and jargon by explaining the fundamentals in a simple and pragmatic way. Whether you are a technician or a researcher, a manager or administrator ....within an audio visual archive you will contribute to the processing of audio as we move from legacy to modern digital archive. Make sure you understand the decisions you are making. 

Part 2 of 2 complimentary training workshops. In Part 2, we will demonstrate how we turn analogue sounds into digital signals. We will look at the importance of sampling, quantisation, data rates, and the importance of error management. Finally we will look at choosing a compression algorithm and what happens if we reduce the size of a file.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Garner

Neil Garner

Director, Training for TV Ltd.
After studying music at the University of Surrey and teacher training in Bath, Neil Garner joined the BBC as a Post Production Operator, working on a wide range of tasks from transmission to telecine and editing to quality assessment.In 1990 he joined the team at the BBC Academy’s... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Theatre 2

3:30pm

W9: Quality control for media digitization projects
Participants in this workshop will gain hands-on experience identifying and interpreting QC-related audio and video issues. They will have the option of working through an online course module prior to the workshop to begin developing critical listening skills for QC work with audio. The workshop will also feature discussions of the differences between quality control and quality assurance, the types of quality control, and applying risk management strategies to the QC endeavor. A laptop is advised in order to get the most out of the workshop. Files for use in the workshop will be made available for download in advance.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Casey

Mike Casey

Mike Casey is the Director of Technical Operations for audio and video for Indiana University’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative, which has digitally preserved more than 310,000 audio and video recordings to date. He is the co-author of Sound Directions: Best Practices... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Theatre 1