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>> From: Aurélie Besson CIANT <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: 8 April 2009 14:00:36 GMT+00:00
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Invitation: workshop on newest preservation techniques
>> designed for libraries and museums
>> Dear Madam/Sir,
>> We are organising an international training on preservation and
>> archiving that will certainly interest your students, colleagues and
>> library staff. We are a non profit organisation supported by MEDIA
>> training program of European Commission.
>> We will be happy if you decide to participate. We would greatly
>> appreciate if you could please recommend this event to your
>> colleagues and students, or just to post them to the university
>> contact lists or to publish the info on the university website, or
>> forward this email to the university PR.
>> Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
>> Thank you in advance for your kind help and time.
>> Best regards,
>> Aurelie Besson
>> Workshop on Preservation designed for libraries and museums
>> Supported by the MEDIA Training Programme of the European Union.
>> An exceptional opportunity to meet with international leaders in the
>> fields of preservation and archiving!
>> CIANT_International Centre for Art and New Technologies in
>> collaboration with FAMU presents:
>> Preservation techniques and methodologies for digital and audiovisual
>> Prague, Czech Republic
>> May 20-23, 2009
>> Among the speakers:
>> • Richard Wright from BBC (UK)
>> • Dalit Naor from IBM (Israel)
>> • Richard Rinehard from the UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film
>> Archive (USA)
>> • Don Foresta, from MARCEL, Research artist and theoretician in art
>> • and other lecturers from 7 countries
>> DEADLINE TO APPLY: 15th April 2009 (please contact us if you need
>> more time)
>> Limited number of participants :18
>> more information:
>> Video of previous TransISTor:
>> What do you do to preserve your organisation’s digital and AV records?
>> With the world wide growth of digital information we as a people now
>> have a new problem, there is a mass of data that must be stored and
>> interpreted permanently. There is a strong risk that we will lose a
>> good deal of our data, both that which is digital and that which is
>> not yet digitalized.
>> Today many of our processes become obsolete quickly and are replaced
>> by new storage process, so that we need numerous systems to access
>> all our old data. How well we can access our legacy of data will have
>> important consequences in our organization’s ability to retain our
>> information capital as well as our Human cultural heritage.
>> Currently new techniques of archiving and retrieving of audiovisual
>> records are being developed and are resulting in new methods for the
>> retention of capital of audiovisual information and the preservation
>> and access of films, videos and interactive media.
>> Among the lecturers:
>> Richard Wright (UK): Senior Researcher, BBC Research and Development
>> BBC project manager on European Commission projects PrestoPRIME
>> (digital audiovisual preservation) and PrestoSpace (audiovisual
>> preservation technology for Europe).
>> Richard Rinehard (USA): Digital Media Director at the UC Berkeley Art
>> Museum/Pacific Film Archive in California
>> He is Associate Director for Public Programs of the Berkeley Center
>> for New Media and is a new media artist. Richard has exhibited his
>> art at Exit Art in New York and elsewhere; curated digital art
>> exhibitions for the Berkeley Art Museum, New Langton Arts in San
>> Francisco, and others; and he has taught digital art at UC Berkeley
>> and beyond.
>> Don Foresta (USA/FR): Research artist and theoretician in art
>> He is using new technologies as creative tools specializing in the
>> network as an artistic space. He is now a Visiting Research Associate
>> at the London School of Economics and professor at the Ecole
>> Nationale Supérieure d’Arts - Paris/Cergy. He has been working for
>> over 25 years developing the network as an artistic tool and is
>> presently coordinating a permanent high band-width network, MARCEL,
>> for artistic, educational and cultural experimentation.
>> www.donforesta.net, www.mmmarcel.org
>> Contact us: "transistor2009[AT]ciant[DOT]cz" or:
>> CIANT_International Centre for Art and New Technologies
>> Kubelíkova 27
>> 130 00 Praha 3
In April, we're copy-editing the MIT Book, so may be a little slow to
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Beryl Graham, Professor of New Media Art
School of Arts, Design, Media and Culture, University of Sunderland
Ashburne House, Ryhope Road
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