Kara Van Malssen Featured Speaker At Screening The Future

April 29, 2013

AV Preserve Senior Consultant Kara Van Malssen will be a featured speaker at the 2013 PrestoCentre Screening the Future Conference to take place May 7th and 8th at the Tate Modern in London, England. Screening The Future has quickly become one of the premiere media preservation events, with a strong focus on innovation, international efforts, and the pressing need to digitize and preserve our audiovisual cultural legacy. The theme for 2013 is Crossing Boundaries for AV Preservation, a nod both to the need in the field to push past technological and psychological boundaries we have set against moving into the file-based domain, as well as the need to collaborate with colleagues in different organizations and different countries to better solve the challenges of preservation and access.

Kara’s keynote on day two of the conference is entitled “When the ‘Worst’ Happens: How a disaster can change our perspective on the motivations and priorities for digital AV preservation”, looking at the motivations for digitizing collections along with considering the question of whether the quick triage decisions we make in the wake of a disaster can be similarly applied to regular collection management decisions. Kara will also be speaking on the focus session panel “Developing Solutions, Building Value” on the topic of open source tools for digital collection care. Other featured speakers include Matthew Addis (Arkivum Ltd.), Sam Gustman (USC Digital Repository and Shoah Foundation), Rob Hummel (Group 47, LLC.), Michael Moon GISTICS Inc.), Mark Schubin (SMPTE Fellow), John Zubrzycki (British Broadcasting Corporation), and many more. We strongly urge attending this important conference, and say hello to Kara while you’re there.

From the official press release: “Screening the Future is an annual showcase delivered by PrestoCentre and focusing on the latest technological trends in audiovisual preservation. This international conference brings together leaders in the fields of technology and research, and those with strategic responsibility for digitisation and digital preservation in the creative and cultural industries including broadcast, post-production, motion picture, sound and music recording, visual and performing arts. The conference aims to navigate participants through current case studies and latest thinking on standards and planning for the digital preservation of AV assets. Detailed programme will be available soon. For more information about the conference and registration please visit: