Parallel Track: Lessons for the Future

This track will showcase the results, challenges, and lesson learned during the intensive work carried out since 2008 behind the scenes of the project Images for the Future.

A colossal effort in film, photo, video and audio preservation, restoration, digitization and access will be illustrated through twenty five presentations by those who have relentlessly worked on the project in the past five years. Experts from the three collections involved (the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, EYE and the Dutch National Archives) will show examples and discuss specific issues and challenges with the audience. Presentations will cover topics such as selection of film and photo collections, digital and photochemical film restoration, digitization workflows, and storage and retrieval of digital assets, to matters related to metadata creation, right clearance strategies, on-line access, crowd sourcing, and creative re-use of digitized content.

This track aims at dissemination, reflection and discussion. It is intended to share the experience of the project Images for the Future with the international professional community and use it as a base for reflection and discussion and for conceiving new projects and initiatives. Such a dialogue will take place throughout the conference, also in the panels of the Main Track, and will facilitate international collaborative efforts in the name of preserving and making accessible our audio-visual heritage.

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