Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Bringing digital preservation to LIFE

LIFE conference - 20 April 2006
Conference Centre, The British Library
96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

The JISC funded LIFE project reports its eagerly awaited findings on what it really costs to manage, store and preserve digital collections. In what will be an enlightening and informative one day conference, the project team will explain the challenges faced and the findings that have emerged.

The results of this groundbreaking one year study will provide a real insight into the range of issues that need to be considered for lifecycle management and will even go one step further by providing a framework within which you can work to apply a cost to your own digital collections.

This work should prove invaluable for anyone faced with the challenges of how to store and access digital content over time. By providing real-time figures for two major institutions (UCL and BL) the project findings will be both illuminating and will provide the foundations for future development work in this area.

There is no charge for attending, lunch and refreshments will be provided, however please note we reserve the right to charge a fee of £50 to no-shows. All cancellations must be received within five working days.

Keynote speaker:
Eileen Fenton, Executive Director of Portico; the electronic archiving service supported by JSTOR, Ithaka, The Library of Congress, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Monday, February 06, 2006

The Digital Future of Moving Image Archives

An evening with Matthew White: The Digital Future of Moving Image Archives

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 7:00 PM
924 E. 57th St. Room #205
Biological Sciences Learning Center
University of Chicago Campus
Admission is free.

An eye-opening evening is in store with media archives expert Matthew White, who will discuss his extensive work using new technologies to successfully transform analog moving image collections into accessible digital archives. White has been involved in visual media for over 20 years, as a producer of programming, as a writer, and most recently as a media executive.

During his tenure as Executive Vice President for Digital Markets for National Geographic Ventures, White became a leading advocate for the digitization of film archives throughout the world. He was recently appointed to an ad-hoc committee for the United Nations to determine how distressed film and video archives in developing countries can be protected and commercialized via digital media. He will present examples of this work and discuss ways to digitize and commercialize moving image archives.

Anyone interested in how technology and new media are shaping the future of moving image archives will not want to miss this event. Q & A and a reception will follow the presentation.

Location map:

Midwest Media Archives Alliance
Carolyn Faber