Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage (DOCAM)

The mission of the DOCAM Research Alliance has been to identify and implement five research axes and propose tools, guides and methods that contribute to the preservation of the media arts heritage. The axes are conservation, documentation, cataloguing, history of technologies and terminology. The website contains cataloguing and conservation guides as well as a technological timeline and a documentation model. …

Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)

IMAP serves the caretakers of media collections by providing information resources to help preserve our cultural heritage. IMAP offers innovative solutions through information sharing, continuing education and networking opportunities”. Their “Preservation 101” page gives an overview of the main issues of media preservation, touching points like collection evaluation, cataloguing, condition assessment, preservation priorities, cleaning, reformatting, storage and disaster planning. It …

Digital Video Preservation- reformatting project

In April 2003 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to the Dance Heritage Coalition for its Digital Video Preservation Reformatting Project. Concluding in 2003, the project determined and specified preservation file format candidates appropriate for the dance community to preserve its heritage. Media Matters LLC of New York City headed the project with James Lindner, Managing Member of …