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Screening the Future 2013: Crossing Boundaries for AV Preservation

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.

Detailed programme will be available soon. For more information about the conference and registration
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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 realized 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.
  • Neil Beagrie - Charles Beagrie
  • David Giaretta - Alliance for Permanent Access
  • 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
  • David Walsh - Imperial War Museum
  • Richard Wright - PrestoCentre
  • John Zubrzycki (conference chair) – British Broadcasting Corporation

For more information about the conference and registration please visit:

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