How systematic preservation systems influence the work models and business procedures in large audio-video archive digitisations for broadcasters and national archives with the examples of México, Sweden and austrian broadcaster ORF.
Typically archive stakeholders have a one-time possibility to finance the digitization of an archive and might spent millions in budgets on people and systems or for service providers to get their archives transited from a carrier based archive to an information based repository. As nobody wants to make errors in the process and be enough efficient to be able to finance the work, parallelization in digitization has become a way to go. However parallelization does introduce a lot of errors which may pass by unnotified if not taken care of.
An overview will be given on state-of-the-art methods used in the transfer of audio and video collections to digital repositories, specifically outlying innovative methods to secure transcription integrity by monitoring channel code parameters of the involved re-players, and providing end-end integrity checks of the transfer signal chain.
The collected parameters are provided as process-generated metadata, and may be collected using standardised interfaces. Thus they may be used to help with process optimisation not only during an individual transfer, but used for planning of maintenance, balancing pro-active and re-active policies of wearing parts, or used to choose for the best use of tape cleaning procedures. An outlook on how large transfers can be tackled to fulfill the task in an appropriate time within named budgets will be given.
Jean-Christophe Kummer is managing director and co-founder of NOA Archive. He successfully brought the company from a technical niche solution provider of audio archive digitization and preservation workflows to a large scale operating archive specialist for all kind of AV media He has successfully set up archive digitization and management systems at clients such as Swedish National Broadcaster(SRF), Belgium national broadcaster (VRT), Austrian Archive and National Broadcaster (ORF and Mediathek) and clients in Vietnam, Mongolia and Mexico. The estimated total value of AV material which has been digitised with NOA Technology is around 3 mio hours worldwide.
Christophe has a sound engeneering background and graduated at the Austrian Musikhochschule in Vienna. Back then he worked as mastering engineer and sound designer. Recently NOA moved to the video field, where Christophe is responsible for strategy alliances and business development.