AMP-lifying IU’s media collections with the Audiovisual Metadata Platform

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Dunn, Jon; Hardesty, Juliet
In recent years, concern over the longevity of physical audio and video (AV) formats due to media degradation and obsolescence, combined with decreasing cost of digital storage, have led libraries and archives to embark on projects to digitize recordings for purposes of long-term preservation and improved access. IU's Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI) is one of those projects, estimated to digitize 325,000 audio and video items and 25,000 film items overall. Beyond digitization, in order to facilitate discovery and research use, AV materials must also be described, but many items and collections lack sufficient metadata. Join us to learn more about a planned project at IU with experts from University of Texas at Austin School of Information and AVP to create a technology platform and workflow to support the incremental application of both automated and human-based processes to create and augment metadata at large scales for AV collections. The project is called AMP: Audiovisual Metadata Platform.
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