GRASS GIS, Star Trek and old Video Tape – a reference case on audiovisual preservation for the OSGeo communities

Peter Loewe, German National Library for Science and Technology
Friday 13:30 - 13:55
Session 2, Track 7, Slot 2

This presentation showcases new options for the preservation of audiovisual content in the OSGeo communities beyond the established software repositories or Youtube. Audiovisual content related to OSGeo projects such as training videos and screencasts can be preserved by advanced multimedia archiving and retrival services which are currently developed by the library community. This is demonstrated by the reference case of a newly discovered high resolution version of the GRASS GIS 1987 promotional video which made available from into the AV-portal of the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). The portal allows for extended search capabilities based on enhanced metadata derived by automated video analysis. This is a reference case for future preservation activities regarding semantic-enhanced Web2.0 content from OSGeo projects.