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

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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 >

Exploring the potential of Information Encapsulation techniques

Exploring the potential of Information Encapsulation techniques
Information Encapsulation (IE) means the aggregation of information that belongs together. It can be carried out for diverse purposes at many different stages of the information lifetime. In the field of Digital Preservation (DP) the main IE scenario is the aggregation of a Digital Object (DO) with its metadata. IE techniques are usually domain independent, but they can be differentiated... Read more >

October workshops: Introducing experts to key PERICLES concepts

October workshops: Introducing experts to key PERICLES concepts
Last month PERICLES ran two workshops with practitioners and experts in the fields of digital preservation and science data. The full-day events were organised at two different locations, London (15 October) and Brussels (29 October) to introduce specific topics that are key elements within PERICLES research and development. The first workshop entitled 'Model-driven approach to... Read more >