Blog: Fullwidth
site-visits
9 August 2016 - 7:17, by , in Media Management, Comments off
No matter the industry, customers have countless vendors willing to take the job. So how does a procurement specialist narrow down the list of potential vendors? One of the most proven strategies for vendor research is the site visit.   In the matter of media migration, organizations have to be comfortable sending priceless assets to...
erasure-code
26 July 2016 - 7:12, by , in AMBER, Comments off
Recently, a Quantum Lattus storage system was installed to upgrade our digital archive. Using a cutting edge technology known as erasure code, Lattus provides a level of immunity to system failure and data corruption not previously achievable.   Chief Technical Officer Steve Davis discussed erasure code and its significance to our digital archive service:  ...
The-Future-of-Digital-Media-Operations
16 June 2016 - 7:31, by , in Media Management, Comments off
Our annual attendance of TechCon affords us countless networking opportunities. Sure, meeting the finest staff and administrators from the world of public broadcasting is one of our main objectives. The chance to join attendees in the breakaway sessions is priceless.  Often, we gather some major takeaways that will apply to other stations and networks. “The...
digital-innovation
9 June 2016 - 7:40, by , in Media Management, Comments off
Our annual attendance of TechCon affords us countless networking opportunities. Sure, meeting the finest staff and administrators from the world of public broadcasting is one of our main objectives. But having the chance to join attendees in the breakaway sessions is priceless.  Often, we gather major takeaways that will apply to other stations and networks....
HW-NCSA
10 February 2016 - 7:01, by , in LIFT, Comments off
When the National Collegiate Sports Archive (NCSA) contacted us about migrating and housing their assets, our internal discussions led back to a single question:   “So they want us to scan through hours and hours of Southeast Conference football footage?”   In the past, we have encountered instances in which our stakeholders were faced with...
film scanning
7 October 2015 - 9:42, by , in LIFT, Comments off
From challenging conflicts to charismatic leaders, pivotal episodes mark the annals of U.S. history. What was, what is, and what can be… history carves deeply into the stone of record. Never has a movement had the social and cultural impact equal to that of the civil rights efforts. Spurred on by the Supreme Court’s Brown...
audiovisual preservation
6 July 2015 - 10:35, by , in LIFT, Comments off
I’d like take a moment to talk about video files.   Many organizations approach audiovisual preservation programs with a specific mindset: “Let’s make the most pristine, uncompressed, high quality files possible.” I understand that philosophy. In most cases, it represents your one and only chance to get your tapes and films archived. Why jeopardize that...
structured-metadata
22 June 2015 - 10:39, by , in Metaforce, Comments off
A recent trending topic on the Web involves an image of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There is nothing unusual about the image itself, nor was it associated with any current news item. The hubbub was because searching Google Images for “Top 10 Criminals in History” landed the image of Mr. Modi right alongside the...
format Obsolescence
17 June 2015 - 8:58, by , in LIFT, Comments off
In one of his final posts before heading West to the Computer History Museum, David Braught sounds the alarm for legacy media holders to digitize their collections while they still can.    Chances are you’re here because either you found Crawford Media Service’s website or you follow Crawford on social media. That being the case,...
born digital
23 April 2015 - 11:50, by , in LIFT, Comments off
In 2012, Crawford Media Services began digitizing audiovisual assets for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Working in conjunction with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WGBH, the Library of Congress, and over one hundred public broadcasting stations across the country, Crawford digitized over 33,000 hours from analog media.   That was the easy part.  ...