Paper details

Electronic Resources in the Digital Age

Session coordinator: Petra Štogrová Jedličková, Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Czech Republic

Where: 27. 5. 2009, 14.15 - 17.30, Auditorium D

Audiovisual Material Management and Preservation

Autor: Bohuš Získal, Charles University in Prague - Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship, Czech Republic



As digital technologies are widely available, there is a growing amount of audiovisual material produced or exploited as an information resource, e.g. to document the results of scientific experiments. Although technologies for electronic production, post-production, sharing and distribution are now broadly employed, solutions for content storing and preservation reflect mainly the needs of content producers. This paper describes how audiovisual material is treated as an information resource; it focuses on generally usable ways of the content management and long time preservation. It provides an overview of the methods for the metadata creation and management. Benefits and limitations of the common file format for storing the material together with metadata are presented using the standard MXF and its commercial implementations. The paper shows methods of automatic metadata extraction from the audiovisual material and it mentions content description attributes of MPEG-4 standard. The last part provides a description of the Digital Asset Management System suitable for audiovisual material. The best practices in its design and operation are demonstrated mentioning up-to-date technologies and trends which are crucial for the information management and preservation and could be adopted even by institutions from other than audiovisual industry.

About author:

Bohus Ziskal is an Assistant professor and research associate at Charles University, Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship in Prague. He is working on various projects oriented towards research, implementation and dissemination of innovative solutions for preservation of digital audiovisual content. He provides consulting and project services and participates in international research projects supported by the European Union (Alterne, OASIS, CASPAR). He has graduated from the Czech Technical University, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. He has spent more than 8 years in the Czech television, the national public broadcaster, where he among others participated in preparing the transition to the tapeless production. He is a member of ABEX society (Associated Broadcast Experts).

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