Introduction

Harvard Library collections include video assets in a variety of formats that will be preserved in the Library’s preservation and access repository - the Digital Repository Service (DRS). As a first step towards providing support for this material in the DRS, the Library contracted AVPreserve in early 2014 to assist with the analysis. The goals of the analysis were:


The driving principles of this work were to:

Specifically the analysis was conducted in three areas: formats, metadata and tools. The work is ongoing. The deliverables from this analysis are included on this page.

Format Analysis

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Video Format MatrixThis spreadsheet compares Video formats according to preservation criteria (shown in the first column). 
The cells are shaded to visually represent the value for the format (green is good, yellow is neutral, red is bad) 

Andrea Goethals

David Ackerman

 

Video ObjectsThis document outlines the structure of the Video Content Model and related objects for DRS.

Andrea Goethals

David Ackerman

Metadata Analysis

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Tool Analysis and Testing

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Other Resources

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