The Winter School is about providing practical knowledge: we start with the basis for digital preservation of audiovisual materials and finish with mapping participants' own insights and policy on conserving them. Topics we will discuss during the Winter School include:
- Risks for digital durability,
- Applying OAIS model for audiovisual collections,
- Digital preservation planning,
- Ingest & acquisition,
- File formats & data management,
- Data storage and migration.
The training will be alternated with short, educational visits to Sound and Vision's storage and digitisation facilities. Situated in the heart of the Dutch broadcast environment, Sound and Vision features a state-of-the-art in-house infrastructure which will be demonstrated in detail. Also, there will be ample time to get to know the other participants of the versatile group of national and international Winter School participants.
The presentations by the three guest speakers can be followed by everyone via a live streamed webinar. Our guest speakers give insight into how their organisations - with a wide variety of audiovisual collections - deal with specific preservation challenges. This year's guest speakers are Kevin Lutz (Austrian Film Museum), Merle Friedrich (German National Library of Science and Technology) and Alessandra Luciano (Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Luxembourg). Watch the webinars here.
Selection and language
The Winter School has been developed for collection holders and archivists from the Netherlands and abroad. The course language will be English. Maximum number of participants is 15. Participants selection is based on motivation and background.
Where and when
The training will take place from Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 January 2019. The location of the training is the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Hilversum can be easily reached by train. A direct train from Schiphol Airport takes you straight to Hilversum, should you travel to The Netherlands by air.
The participation fee for the Winter School is €1,250 per person (excl. 21% VAT). This includes all training materials, lunches during the training days and the dinner on the second evening. Please note that hotel and travel expenses are not covered by the participation fee. The Winter School organisation can help you find suitable accommodation.
The following hotels are near the location of the training. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly for booking information. In case you need assistance with finding accommodation, please contact us by email.
- Tulip Inn Mediapark Hilversum *** - 1-minute walking distance of Sound and Vision
- Villa Trompenberg **** - 10-minute walking distance of Sound and Vision
- Amrath Hotel Lapershoek Arenapark **** - 6 minutes by train from Sound and Vision