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“The Preservation Life Cycle” Seminar

Online, 21 June 2023, free access

Preserving audiovisual content is not a linear way with a starting point and an end; it’s a cycle requiring continuous care and long-term planning. Migration to digital is a significant step; however, digital collections are not without danger. Preservation has to be both permanent and sustainable. How can this work?


A preservation “system” for providing all the necessary and desirable functions needs resources deployed (e.g. storage), maintained and monitored, and requires oversight to manage appropriate interventions.


This seminar will provide insight into the questions of digital obsolescence, assets protection, permanent preservation and its costs, and decisions on the fate of physical materials after they migrate to digital – also an opportunity to share and gather thoughts from panellists and participants.

The following experts will present:

  • Richard Wright, Preservation Guide (United Kingdom)
  • Etienne Marchand, INA (France)
  • Laurent Boch, RAI (Italy)
  • Emanuele Bellini, Roma3 University (Italy)
  • Christoph Bauer, ORF (Austria)
  • Miroslav Culjat, RTÉ (Ireland)
  • Marijn Daniels, VRT (Belgium)

The Seminar is free but registration is required.
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Gruppo Archivi Digitali
2023 June 19