Screening the Future 2013: Crossing Boundaries for AV Preservation

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May 7-8, London, Tate Modern  

Screening the Future is an annual showcase delivered by PrestoCentre and focusing on the latest technological trends in audiovisual preservation. This international conference brings together leaders in the fields of technology and research, and those with strategic responsibility for digitisation and digital preservation in the creative and cultural industries including broadcast, post-production, motion picture, sound and music recording, visual and performing arts. The conference aims to navigate participants through current case studies and latest thinking on standards and planning for the digital preservation of AV assets.

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Key Topics include: 

Sector-based responses to the changing technological nature of media assets in our collections and archives

Sector-based trends in preservation technology

Institutional responses to how collection and preservation mandates are realised and stretched by the digital

Media preservation as sound investment; new methodologies for valuing our media assets

The psychology of preservation; our motivations and dynamics in practice

Maintaining a vision in a culture of operational alliances and partnerships

Acknowledging and advocating for difference; understanding the impact of sector-based and institutional distinction on preservation strategies and solutions

Featured Speakers include: 

 Matthew Addis – Arkivum Ltd.

 Sam Gustman – USC Digital Repository and Shoah Foundation

 Rob Hummel – Group 47, LLC.

 Michael Moon – GISTICS Inc.

 Kara van Malssen – AudioVisual Preservation Solutions

 Mark Schubin – SMPTE Fellow

 John Zubrzycki (conference chair) – British Broadcasting Corporation


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The PrestoCentre Team

PrestoCentre Foundation

PO Box 1060

1200 BB Hilversum

The Netherlands


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