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Een schematische voorstelling van de omzetting van een analoog naar een discreet signaal.

Author: Rony Vissers (PACKED vzw)

Publication date: May 2014

 

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Auteur: Emanuel Lorrain (PACKED vzw)

Publication date: March 2014

 

Hundred of thousands of hours of audio-visual material are still being held by Flemish...

Video cassettes digitised within the framework of the DCA project (photograph: WRO Art Center).

FARO, Brussels, (February 14, 2013).

WRO was founded in 1989 as an international festival of media art, which has surpassed its role of being just a cyclical event, and since 1998 has been operating as the WRO Center for Media Art Foundation. It is...

The preservation of Hooykaas and Stansfield's work involves working with various analogue and digital tape formats. Seen here are 1" Type-C 'open reel', U-matic, and Digibeta examples. Picture: LIMA.

Artists: Elsa Stansfield and Madelon Hooykaas

Title and date of creation: A selection of twenty-two works made between 1972...

Installation view of 'My Hard Drive Experiencing Some Strange Noises' (2007) by Grégory Chatonsky. Credits: chatonsky.net.

Galerie de La Reine, Brussels, (June 22, 2012).

Grégory Chatonsky is a French artist who was born in Paris in 1971 and who works mainly with computer technology and the Internet. After studying philosophy at Paris-Sorbonne University and taking an art course...

Artist: Danny Matthys
Titles and dates of creation: Zeedijk Knokke-Heist (1973-74); Lager gelegen weiland (1973); Prudence van Duyseplein (1974); Coupure Links / Coupure...
A still image from Arnold van Wedemeyer's generative work 'generate #3' © Arnold von Wedemeyer, 2000

transmediale office, Berlin, (July 24, 2012).

transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round...

Video Head Clog artifacts from the A/V Artifact Atlas.

Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, (June 8, 2011).

Sarolta Cump and Lauren Sorensen work in the video preservation department of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)...

Poster representing a CRT in the video lab of the HKB.  Photo: PACKED vzw.

La Caneva, Brussels, (November 6 2009) & HKB, Bern, (November 9 2010)

Johannes Gfeller studied Art History, Theoretical Linguistics and Philosophy. He has been involved with...

Stichting Computer Erfgoed Nederland, www.computer-erfgoed.nl/

Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam, (May 30, 2011).

Gerard Alberts teaches history of computing at the University of Amsterdam, and at the Preservation of New Media program at the Akademie der bildenden...

<small><i>The 8-Bit Construction Set Atari Data</i> by Paul B. Davis. Photo: iMAL.</small>

iMAL, Brussels, (August 19, 2010).

Yves Bernard has been the manager of iMAL (interactive Media Art Laboratory), a Centre for Digital Culture and Technology in Brussels, since 1999.  In 2007, iMAL started to organise exhibitions, conferences,...

Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, (June 8, 2011).

After a background as a Unix systems administrator, Mark Hellar became involved in the context of media art when working at the Bay Area Video...

picture of pcs

WDA head office, Paris, (May 7, 2011).

Mathieu Charreyre founded the WDA association with two friends since childhood in 1996, with the ambition of creating France’s first information technology heritage museum. Today, the WDA’s collection includes...

Artist: Bill Spinhoven Van Oosten
Title: I/Eye
Year of creation: 1993/2011
Type of artwork:  Interactive computer-based sculpture
...

Brussels, (April 5, 2011).

Tabea Lurk and Jürgen Enge are both teachers in the Hochschule der Künste Bern in Switzerland and in the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe in Germany. They work together on the preservation of digital art...

Voorzijde van de winkel CTL Electronics. Photo: PACKED vzw

CTL Electronics, New York, (May 30, 2011).

Chi Tien Lui, an electric and electronic technician born in China, founded CTL Electronics in 1968. The shop was among the first to help artists using early amateur video formats and systems such as...

1" inch machine and color bars at VectraCom. Photo: PACKED vzw.

Vectracom, La Plaine Saint-Denis, (October 11, 2010).

Bruno Burtre is Sales Manager for VectraCom, a company created in Paris in 1991 by three engineers formerly employed by the Société Française de Production (SFP). Bruno Burtre started working...

Library and Archives Canada, Gatineau, (March 1, 2010).

René Paquet has worked at the Library and Archives Canada, situated in Gatineau, Quebec, for more than twenty-five years. For much of this time he was responsible for the electronic archives, and he has...

Guggenheim Museum, New York, (May 10, 2010).

Joanna Phillips is the Associate Conservator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum> in New York and focusing on the conservation of media artworks. Originally founded on a...

Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe, (March 17, 2010).

Christoph Blase is working at the ZKM in Karlsruhe where he is running the Laboratory for Antique Video Systems. ZKM holds a unique position in the art world; it is an interdisciplinary...

SCART

Evolutions like the rapid obsolescence of technologies and formats, the leap from the analogue to the digital realm and the ever-growing production of audio-visual materials create great challenges to all institutions that collect, manage and safeguard audio-visual collections. The SCART website gives access to an ever-expanding pool of knowledge on the preservation of audio-visual heritage that is being created by PACKED vzw and its partner organisations. It aims to help memory institutions and others with the task of preservation.

Project results

An important part of this expertise results from projects in which PACKED vzw has been or is involved. An example of such a project is Obsolete equipment – the preservation of playback and display equipment for audio-visual art (2009-2011), a collaboration between PACKED vzw and the Netherlands Media Art Institute. The goal of this project was to improve and ensure the digitisation and long-term preservation of audio-visual artworks that are threatened by the obsolescence of essential playback and display equipment.

PACKED - centre of expertise in digital heritage

PACKED vzw has grown from a platform organisation for the archiving and preservation of audio-visual arts into a centre of expertise for digital cultural heritage. In Flanders and Brussels it plays an important role in consolidating the development of expertise in digitisation and digital archiving, and in spreading the acquired expertise. It aims at improving and safeguarding the quality and efficiency of actions with regard to digitisation and digital archiving within the broader field of cultural heritage. More info on PACKED vzw can be found at www.packed.be

Other PACKED websites are:

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www.packed.be | The website of PACKED vzw: Centre of Expertise in Digital Heritage.

www.projectCEST.be | The website of the CEST project ('Cultureel ErfgoedStandaarden Toolbox' / Cultural Heritage Standards Toolbox) coordinated by PACKED vzw, which purpose is to help cultural heritage institutions to select the right standards for the creation, management and dissemination of digital collections.

www.projecttracks.be | The website of the TRACKS toolbox coordinated by PACKED vzw, which purpose is to help artists and arts organisations with the care for their own archives and collection(s).

www.dca-project.eu | The website of the European digitisation project Digitising Contemporary Art, coordinated by PACKED vzw.

www.scoremodel.org | Evaluation tool which determines the threats and risks regarding the long-term sustainability of your digital assets.

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