NOA Highlights Archive Catalog Preservation at IASA 2021
Stöger will present a paper about the migration of audiovisual archive catalogs
Vienna, Austria — 1st September 2021
Under the theme “closing the gap for a new generation of sound and audiovisual archives,” this virtual edition will offer participants the chance to exchange ideas, information on projects, as well as ponder new innovations based around the topic of sound and audiovisual archiving.
During the 2021 gathering, Silvester Stöger, project and account manager at NOA Archive, will present a paper about metadata preservation.
Stöger’s presentation, ‘Database Migration – Handicaps and Milestones for Preserving Archive Catalogs’, will offer insight into the challenges involved in the preservation of catalogs within the archives of audiovisual material.
Archive catalogs are the backbone of any archive. Without them, users can only find content by chance or memory. For this reason, it’s mandatory for all archives to preserve their catalogs.
At some point in time, catalog preservation will naturally include migration to a new database, and this phase could present unknown issues to the owner of the catalog. This is especially true for “historically grown” catalogs, which encompass many usage patterns that need to be consolidated.
Based on real-world experiences, Stöger’s paper will highlight a few examples of hindrances that could surface during a database migration process. It’ll also offer tips on ways to solve these issues and will provide valuable details regarding important milestones to be aware of during and after database migration. The paper is included in Program Stream 2, scheduled for 28 September at 5 p.m. CEST.
“Silvester’s paper will share information derived from the work of many years that is aimed at uncovering more efficient ways to migrate physical data to digital data,” explains NOA’s managing partner Jean-Christophe Kummer. “Database migration always represents a complex project for our customers, especially when several data bases are involved and different linguistic descriptions have been used over the years. He’ll be presenting case studies that illustrate how our technology can ease any potential hurdles encountered during this transition.”
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