NOA to Participate in FIAT/IFTA in Dubrovnik
43rd edition of the international archiving event takes place Oct. 22–25
Vienna, Austria — 8 October 2019
Under the theme “Champions of Value and Trust. AV Archives in the All-Media World,” organizers say the 2019 event will focus on what “is at stake today at the crossroads of content and rights management, media archiving, storytelling, audiovisual preservation and artificial intelligence.”
Hosted by NOA customer HRT Radio, the 2019 edition is taking place in the Balkan country in Eastern Europe on the Adriatic Sea, a region that connects the “east and west and the old and new,” and where NOA has a large footprint. In addition to Croatian National Radio and Television HRT, other NOA clients in the area include RTV in Slovenia, RTS Belgrade, Bulgarian National Radio BNR, Romanian National Radio SRR as well as MTVA Hungary.
This year’s conference will take a look at a number of issues pertinent to the archiving world today. Presentations include: “Plan to Pivot: Finding New Value in an All Media World;” Digital Transformation and Digital Trust. How to Become ‘Digital by Design’ Whilst Trustworthy;” “Metadata and AI: Are We Serious About it? Lessons Learnt After 25 years From Basic Data Modeling to AI in EBU,” “Let’s Play With the Archives! New Creative Ways How to Reach the Younger Audience;” “BBC Music Memories — Using Archive to Help People With Dementia Connect to the Music They Loved. Creating a Data Spine for Content, and Creating a National Moment,” “Adopting Machine Learning to Automatically Annotate Archive Content. Practical Considerations for Identifying Use Cases and Evaluating Technology,” and “Enforcing Broadcast Rights on Commercial Archives Thanks to Image Recognition.”
Bruno Burtre, NOA’s director of business development will also address the audience alongside Aisha Alzareef, director of broadcast technology and information systems for Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, to discuss the different processes in Archive Asset Management (AAM). The paper, “Coexistence of (Asynchronous) Preservation processes in Archive Asset Management,” will highlight central tasks in industrial digitization and beyond.
The presentation will address the multiplicity of tasks that are necessary in preservation projects, highlighting that not all are synchronous processes, and how their coexistence can lead to efficient orchestration and labor separation. With a main focus on structured cataloguing processes, the presenters will detail how to bridge the annotation gap between digitization and access.
“Many archives still struggle with providing access to their legacy content and with developing a long-term digital preservation strategy,” said Burtre. “Even though challenging enough on its own, mass migration of physical collections to the digital domain is only the first big step; it takes more to build a state of the art media repository. Organizing and describing the sounds and images within the archive is a most vital prerequisite, let alone storage and essence management.”
Registration for the 2019 meeting is available at: http://fiatifta.org/index.php/dubrovnik-2019/registration-dbv/.
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