Digital preservation workshop London 26 November PrestoPRIME

We're all producing audiovisual files, but has anyone ever seen one? Where do they live? Can you point to one? Will you flip a switch or click on an icon and find nothing but a puff of smoke, or an error message? Do you know about the encoding and metadata inside the file, and the wrapper around it all? Do you know how to deal with 'compression' (data reduction) - when to avoid it, how to live with it, how to escape it, and what the roadmap is for your own audiovisual files?

The European project that is trying to bridge the worlds of audiovisual content and digital library/preservation technology, will present its 'mid-term' developments in London on 26 November. Initial details are here: but more details will appear on the main project site: