Within WP1 of the Archipel project PACKED vzw and eDAVID have developed an integrated workflow for digitising and archiving moving (film and video) images and sound.
Period: August 2010 - March 2011 A workflow was developed for digitising and archiving analogue audiovisual objects, i.e.:
This was also extended to the encoding of several popular digital media formats, such as Digital Betacam and MiniDV, DAT or MiniDisc. As a result of this workflow PACKED vzw and eDAVID have delivered three separate products: Manuscript for a handbook The integrated workflow for digitising and archiving was written down in a manuscript, which could then serve as the basis for a practical handbook and a derivative online version of this handbook. The text is aimed at managers of institutes engaged in collection management and includes a glossary of frequently used terms and a reading list. Training kit on the integrated approach of digitising and archivingBased on the workflow, a modular training kit was developed. Components of this final product are:
This course was offered and organised as part of Archipel-WP1, in collaboration with PACKED vzw and eDAVID. Open source planning tool for digitisation and archiving workflow managementThis tool is the workflow's final project. Amongst others, it contains a template to follow up on your workflow at all stages, together with filled-out examples of this template. All three products include at least the following components:
PACKED vzw and eDAVID presume that the handbook and training kit do not serve to train collection managers to execute digitisation projects themselves technically, but rather to provide them with sufficient insight in the digitisation process so they are able to
Next to digitisation, restoration is also addressed. The handbook and training kit explain how restoration can be planned, prepared and monitored. This includes a brief introduction to audiovisual technology: the target group is familiarised with key technical features and concepts with regard to film and (analogue and digital) video. When carrying out their tasks, activities and deliverables, PACKED vzw and eDAVID take into account the standards and best practices that have been developed by and continue to be distributed through the CEST project (website only available in Dutch). All terms relating to workflows, parameters, format, codecs, compression, etc. are in accordance with the requirements for sustainable digital archiving drawn up by eDAVID.