Pericles project
Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics

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PERICLES Concept Detection and SALIC

PERICLES Concept Detection and SALIC
In this blog post we introduce PERICLES Concept Detection (PeriCoDe) , a proof of concept prototype which facilitates image retrieval from large repositories by using the SALIC (Social Active Learning for Image Classification) approach to automatically train concept detectors without requiring significant annotation efforts. This prototype has been developed by the Multimedia Knowledge and... Read more >

A workshop on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video

A workshop on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video
During late July 2016, Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer delivered two workshops at Tate Britain in London on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video. These two workshops are a good example of the type of impact projects such as PERICLES can have and the resulting motivation they can engender, in this case leading on from the collaboration between Dave... Read more >

Toward the integration of emulation and virtualization strategies into the conservation of software-based art collections

Toward the integration of emulation and virtualization strategies into the conservation of software-based art collections
Part of PERICLES core mission is finding ways to manage the challenges posed by the changing technical environments of complex digital content. For software-based artworks, obsolescence of the original technical platform and the resulting need to migrate the work to a new one, can result in inaccurate performance of the work, or at worst, render it completely inaccessible. Emulation and... Read more >

Back from Budapest

Back from Budapest
The surprisingly high number of European conferences and symposia in the past four months addressing the challenges related to long-term preservation and access to time-based artworks and media, contradicts the disappearance of digital preservation research from the European funding programmes. Within the arts and heritage community, however, it seems that the challenges of LTDP have become... Read more >

"Preservation and access to born-digital culture" Brussels, 30 - 31 October 2015

In late October 2015 in Brussels, iMAL and PACKED organised a symposium to discuss with over 100 international experts central challenges regarding “Preservation and Access to Born-Digital Culture”. http://imal.org/en/preservationsymposium   Anna Henry (Digital Preservation Manager) and John Langdon (Archive Curator) from Tate gave a presentation that summarised Tate’s... Read more >