SCARTEvolutions 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 resultsAn 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 An example of such a project is Obsolete equipment – the preservation of playback and display equipment for audio-visual art (2009-2011), a collaboration between PACKED vzw and the Netherlands Media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:
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.