Welcome to a new online community dedicated to advancing the art and science of motion picture digital preservation! We invite you to explore original content, curated resources from preservation-minded organizations, and a brand-new, moderated discussion forum that we hope will inform, inspire, and lead to collaborative advancements in digital preservation of motion pictures.
Our Preservation Pillars
Our mission is to be a forum for exchanging information, exploring innovative ideas, and developing best practices and tools. We see these as largely falling within three underlying areas of importance, which we refer to as our preservation pillars.
How to Preserve
The archival field has descriptive and administrative standards in place, but technical standards and preservation methodology vary. Information shared relating to this pillar include best practices and recommended standards for preservation formats, workflows, file QC, file migration, file storage, file maintenance, and related topics.
Cost of Preserving
Information shared and discussions related to this pillar can include the costs of developing and building an infrastructure for a digital motion picture preservation program, and the cost of digitizing motion pictures and/or preserving the born-digital assets necessary to permanently preserve a motion picture.
Featured Discussion Topics
Andrea Kalas sits down with Digital Bedrock CEO Linda Tadic to discuss potential solutions to a looming digital preservation calamity.
Sam Gustman, Chief Technology Officer of USC’s Shoah Foundation, discusses the many lessons he has learned in the digital preservation space.
Andrea Kalas, SVP of Asset Management at Paramount Pictures, shares lessons she has learned implementing new archival preservation standards.
“Digital Archives. Data Literacy and Presentation Strategies in Audiovisual Archives” is a 5-day, practice-oriented course aimed at people working in audiovisual archives as well as those interested in enhancing their knowledge about digital environments and processes related to digital archives.
IBC (originally the International Broadcasting Convention) is an annual conference and exhibition aimed at broadcasting, media, entertainment, and technology.
An annual conference by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), held in a different city around the world each year.