NOA to Participate in FIAT/IFTA Regional Seminar in San Paulo
Christophe Kummer will present a paper on in-house digitization of legacy media archives
Vienna, Austria — 24 February 2020
AV digitizing and archiving specialist NOA GmbH is readying for its participation in the 2020 FIAT/IFTA Regional Seminar, March 19–20.
Hosted at TV Cultura’s studios in the center of São Paulo, the media archiving event will provide insight into key preservation challenges as well as on media archive access and management, with a special focus on Latin America and Brazil.
Bringing together archiving professionals from around the world, the seminar serves as a platform for discussion on pressing topics in the field, including the importance of saving legacy media archives from obsolescence and deterioration.
Through keynotes, presentations and case studies, the conference will offer the chance for participants to assess necessary next steps and consider the best use of technology to preserve, catalog, access and enhance audiovisual content.
Among speakers will be Christophe Kummer, managing director and co-founder of NOA. On March 19, he will address the audience on the subject of in-house digitization of legacy media archives.
During his speech, Kummer will give a detailed look into industrial digitization facilities and the importance of taking immediate action against “degralescence” (the threat of degradation and obsolescence), suggest best practices that organizations should implement when digitizing legacy media archives, and explain why it is important to use high-quality digitization processes for carrier-based media.
In addition, he will offer tips on how to choose the right equipment depending on requirements, allocation of personnel and training, problematic carrier handling and project financing and highlight a few global in-house digitization facilities, detailing how the application of industrial manufacturing principles can enable institutions to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Kummer, who holds a Tonmeister diploma from Musikhochschule in Vienna, has successfully positioned NOA as a large-scale operating archive system specialist delivering CAPEX systems for digitization and management of all types of AV media.
NOA has successfully set up video and audio archive digitization and management systems at clients like the Swedish National Broadcaster, SRF; the national public-service broadcaster for Belgium’s Flemish Community, VRT; Austrian national sound archive and National Broadcaster, Mediathek and ORF; Fonoteca Mexico, Croatian Radio Television, Slovenian Radio Television, Hungarian National Radio, and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority in UAE. The estimated total amount of audio and video material that has been digitized with NOA technology totals more than 4 million hours worldwide.
More information about NOA and its products is available at www.noa-archive.com or by phone at +43 1 545 2700.
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