“PBCore is intended specifically for public broadcasters.” “Since we are not primarily an AV archive, PBCore is not relevant to our needs.” “PBCore is a little too intense for what we can handle.” “EAD is more appropriate for our AV collection.” Responses such as these flooded in after the PBCore Advisory Subcommittee launched its user and non-user survey this April. Conceived a decade ago, PBCore provides a simple and concise schema for organizing descriptive and technical metadata and sharing media items among and within organizations that deal with audiovisual materials.
FADGI’s report on selected born digital video projects in a range of federal agencies includes the use of various Apple ProRes 422 codecs.
What is DataCite?
DataCite is a global network of national libraries, data centres and other research organisations that works to increase the recognition of data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record. DataCite contributes to the emerging research data infrastructure by providing Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for datasets and other non-traditional research outputs. DOI assignment helps to make data persistently identifiable and citable.
The Web Annotation Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Web Annotation Data Model.
Annotations are typically used to convey information about a resource or associations between resources. Simple examples include a comment or tag on a single web page or image, or a blog post about a news article.
The project to compare video formats for reformatting is being led by the National Archives and Records Administration with significant input from the Library of Congress. The resulting matrixes offer comparisons of the wrappers AVI, MOV (QuickTime), Matroska, MXF, and MPEG-2 (ad hoc file wrapper), and the following encodings: uncompressed (various types), lossless JPEG 2000, ffv1, and MPEG-2 (encoding). The Working Group's starting point is a useful 2011 report by George Blood for the Library of Congress titled Determining Suitable Digital Video Formats for Medium-term Storage.
A few months ago I was in Copenhagen and as I like shopping in a foreign country and take something with me to remind me of my trip , I bought a golden ring. Well, not gold, it was gold plated and after a few months of wearing is was a silver ring. Was that a disappointment? The design was still nice and the ring still fitted. But it did no longer match my other rings. And I was not expecting this to happen so soon. And if instead of silver, the next layer would have been brass or nickel or copper, I really would have been disappointed and felt betrayed.
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to announce publication of the OAIS Introductory Guide (2nd Edition) Technology Watch Report. Written by Brian Lavoie of OCLC Research, and published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd., the latest report in the Technology Watch series looks back on the development, features, and impact of the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model, one of the core standards of digital preservation.
DCAT is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web. This document defines the schema and provides examples for its use.
The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is its community-based ethos. We work collaboratively across federal agencies on shared problems and strive to share our results so that everyone can benefit. We’ve had a number of strong successes including the BWF MetaEdit tool, which has been downloaded from SourceForge over 10,000 times. In FADGI, we’re committed to making our products and processes as open as possible and we’re always pleased to talk with other like-minded folks such as Hannah Frost and Jenny Brice from the AV Artifact Atlas project.