Dec 132013


Digitised and born-digital AV content presents new challenges for preservation and long-term quality assurance. Archives have rapidly developed strategies for avoiding, mitigating and recovering from digital AV loss using IT-based systems. A risk-based framework based on the essential properties of AV assets and documented preservation metadata is required to determine how best to minimise the risk of digital damage

M. Hall-May, G. Veres, J-H. Chenot, C. Bauer and W. Bailer, DAVID D3.1 Initial Strategies and Risk Framework, public deliverable

DAVID D3.1 Initial Strategies and Risk Framework

Dec 132013

This document is a report on dissemination and standardisation activities carried out by the project partners during the first year and planned within the second year.

In the first year the main effort was dedicated to the set-up of the project web-site at The DAVID Business Card has been developed as an easy entry point to the website.

Four public deliverables have been delivered during the Year 1. Project partners have made presentations in nine symposiums, conferences, workshops or exhibitions. Public deliverables and presentations (if possible) are available from the project web-site.

In respect to standards DAVID very actively contributed to EBU QC, EBU/AMWA FIMS as well as the MPEG preservation related activity MP-AF. Several DAVID partners represent the project by participating in meetings to promote the solutions developed by the project. Furthermore, the plans for dissemination and standardisation for the second year of the project are also described

P. Schallauer, C. Bauer, W. Bailer, J. Houpert, F. Höller, J.-H. Chenot and Paul Walland, DAVID D6.2 Dissemination & Standardisation, public deliverable

DAVID D6.2 Dissemination&Standardisation

Oct 222013

DAVID Deliverable D2.1 reports on digital audiovisual data damage and its consequences on usability. It reports, from inquiries targeted at broadcasters and TV archives, on collected evidence of damage, on the consequences of loss events in terms of the impact on visual and audible properties of the content. Main potential sources of damage are identified depending on their origin analogue, digital, and system-originated problems.

Commonly used mitigation procedures are presented. It is stated in the conclusion that complex media asset management systems appear to be more and more vulnerable to risks due to hidden dependencies and interoperability problems, often revealed on the occasion of a migration or a component update.

J-H. Chenot and C. Bauer, DAVID D2.1 Data damage and its consequences on usability, public deliverable

DAVID D2.1 Damage Assessment

Apr 252013

A “State of the Art Report on Damage Prevention and Repair of Digital AV Media – Where DAVID started from” was published by JOANNEUM RESEARCH and is available for free download from the DAVID Projects Website

Peter Schallauer, Paul Walland, Martin Hall May, Hannes Fassold, Jörg Houpert, Luis Laborelli, Bailer Werner: State of the Art Report on Damage Prevention and Repair of Digital AV Media – Where DAVID started from, doi:10.5072/304dav1

DAVID-State of the Art Report

Jan 262013

MPEG is working on a standard for interoperable preservation metadata for multimedia content, called Multimedia Preservation Application Format (MP-AF). DAVID has submitted three input contributions concerning MP-AF to the 103rd MPEG Meeting (Geneva, CH, Jan. 21-25, 2013), containing examples, core technical metadata and proposing refinements to requirements. During the MPEG meeting, an assessment of the proposed technologies and an analysis of the gaps has been performed. The working group plans to develop the first version of MP-AF Working Draft (WD) by April 2013, during the 104th MPEG meeting (Incheon, KR).

Jan 182013

EPFL and ECMA have organised the 2nd International Workshop on Standards and Technologies in Multimedia Archives and Records (STAR2013) in Lausanne, CH on Jan. 18-19, 2013. Werner Bailer from JOANNEUM RESEARCH has been invited to present the recent activities concerning the standardisation of the MPEG Multimedia Preservation Application Format (MP-AF), to which DAVID is contributing. Apart from the need for interoperable multimedia metadata several speakers highlighted the increasing importance of automated quality analysis, another topic on which DAVID is focusing.

Presentation slides

Dec 212012

JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL is coordinating the FP7-ICT project DAVID.
At the kick off meeting on December 19th and 20th, 2012 in Graz, the 6 consortium members from 4 countries (Austria, UK, France, Germany) came together to start with the concrete implementation of this audiovisual preservation project. Presentation

Presentation - DAVID Kick-Off, Graz, Dec. 19/20th 2012

Presentation – DAVID Kick-Off, Graz, Dec. 19/20th 2012

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