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Objectives and Tasks

In all domains of culture and education an increasing amount of digital material and information is being generated, which is not just based on text but comprises elements like sound, graphics, videos, animations, simulations etc., frequently in combination with each other.   


The nestor-work-group "media" is aspiring to become a centre of knowledge and expertise on best-practice approaches to the problem of long-term accessibility of digital, non-text based media. With the participation of renowned experts on the topic, a virtual meeting point will be established and a handbook on long-term archiving of non-text based media will be published with special consideration of problems regarding file formats, hardware for the creation of archival backup copies and workflow.   

Contact Persons

Rohde-Enslin, Dr. StefanInstitut für Museumsforschung (SMB-PK)
 Keiper, Jürgen

Deutsche Kinemathek



21/22nd June 2007

Online-Presentation at the International Conference - Knowledge by Networking

August 2007

Press release by Dr. Stefan Rohde-Enslin in two parts with recommendation for storage and preservation of digital pictures Press release digital pictures (only in German available)

14th March 2008

Workshop of the WG Media at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin "Replayed - Bewahrung von digitalen Artefakten am Beispiel von Computerspielen"

25th - 27th May 2008

Lecture and Workshop at MAI-Conference at Sprengelmuseum Hannover: "Erstellung eines Konzeptes zur Langzeitbewahrung digitaler Objekte in Museen" (only in German available)


Links to related international initiatives and projects


TAPE - Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe   

SEPIA - Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access   

Memoriav - Preserving the audiovisual heritage   

PEVIAR - Permanent Visual Archive   

Imaging & Media Lab der Universität Basel   

Minerva - MInisterial NEtwoRk for Valorisierung Activities in digitisation