Sony Professional (UK)
Digital archive storage especially for the storage of sound and moving images continues to present significant challenges in finding the best solutions for long term preservation of valuable assets at reasonable cost and performance. This paper sets the choice of storage technology in the wider context of risk management for digital archives in general and develops key requirements to be considered for different types of Archive. The paper discusses media reliability, lifetime and failure scenarios and then goes on to consider the longer term issues of technology obsolescence and content migration strategies.
Morgan David, Director of Research and Development for Sony Professional. He heads a team based in the UK that has been involved in many aspects of media archive technology including the development of advanced metadata workflows and semantic content classification and navigation. Currently work includes the continued development of workflow orchestration solutions and a low cost media asset management system that was launched at IBC in September.