Preservation of Digital Audiovisual Works

22 Jun 2011 to 25 Jun 2011

No matter if you have just started the digitization of your audiovisual collection or you have almost finished it or your collection is already born-digital. Beware that your precious digital data, zeroes and ones, are even in a bigger danger than the original analogue material they have originated from. The preservation process is never finished; it just bears a new adjective: digital preservation. Sooner or later you will be facing the same difficulties that our experts have been facing already for a while: how to ensure long-term availability, accessibility and usability of digital media objects and associated metadata, and finding ways to increase access by integrating the media archives with European on-line digital libraries in a digital preservation framework. The good news is that the experts are willing to share their skills and know-how with you!


  • Digitization
  • Digital preservation
  • Long-term digital preservation (OAIS)
  • Authenticity
  • Audit & certification
  • Metadata (ontologies, CIDOC-CRM)
  • Access (Europeana and its Data Model)
  • Copyright issues

The workshop is organized within the framework of the 7th TransISTor project which was funded by the EU MEDIA Program. The workshop will take place according to the following schedule:

Module I/ Preservation of Digital Audiovisual Works, Crete, June 22-25, 2011

TransISTor is run by CIANT - International Centre for Art and New Technologies which is based in Prague, Czech Republic.

In case you are interested or have any additional questions, please don´t hesitate to contact us on or directly apply for the workshops through our website:

The applications are opened till June 15!

Best wishes,

Šárka Maroušková
Communications Manager

CIANT – International Center for Art and New Technologies
Palác Akropolis
Kubelíkova 27
130 00 Praha 3
Czech Republic