Vienna, Austria 22nd February 2016
NOA’s Christophe Kummer and Nadja Wallaszkovits will deliver two papers at JTS 2016 in Singapore, outlining the results and recommendations of recent research on acetate media refreshment, and discussing methods for securing transcription integrity in large scale digitisation projects.
Nadja Wallaszkovits, who as well as conducting research in NOA’s R&D department is also Chief Engineer of audio and media restoration at the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, will describe the mechanisms of acetate degradation and related ageing phenomena in audio-visual carrier materials, and outline recently developed preservation processes.
Christophe Kummer, CEO of NOA, will provide details of state-of-the-art methods in the transfer of audio and video collections to digital repositories, showing how they can deliver on-budget and on-schedule, optimize maintenance planning, and help achieve the best possible transfer quality to assure that carriers have to be migrated only once. Illustrations will be given from successful large-scale projects at the Austrian national broadcaster ORF, the Slovakian national broadcaster rtv, and SRF Sweden.
JTS 2016, promoted by the CCAAA (The Coordinating Council of Audio Visual Archives Associations), explores the technical issues affecting the long term survival and accessibility of audiovisual collections. JTS is an international symposium and brings together the world’s foremost research and thinking regarding the preservation and accessibility of moving image and recorded sound collections, from 19th century endeavors to the most recent digital technologies.
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