Your archive is the most important warehouse for your assets. As video capture happens on cards that are constantly reused, the creation of a useful library for your digital assets is paramount. Preservation ensures your assets are available in a usable
state in the future
More than anything, archiving is a process – not a one-time item you check off your to-do list, but rather something ongoing and iterative that changes over time. Not enriching and repurposing that archive, using your creations to their fullest potential, is a real dilemma. No media lasts forever, which means your organization should take the steps to preserve your content in multiple formats across multiple locations. You need to ensure your content is secure in the event of a variety of scenarios.
Keeps the primary copy of your data secure (not vulnerable to
hard drive or RAID failure, or local catastrophes). Preserves the
data in a format you can access and use whenever you need it.
Is scalable and “future-proof” so you can continue to read data
even as media and technologies evolve. Is organized and managed consistent with protocols best suited to your workflow. Is utilized to its full potential, easily repurposed for licensing, social media, and distribution in new channels with different requirements.
Proper preservation provides peace of mind. Preserving your content in its original format – ensuring easy access to your growing library of material and that it continues to be usable – is essential. Everything from metadata to the integrity of content to the software you use to archive your content will play a role.
In Part 2 of our interview with Eric White, CTO of the Clinton Foundation, Ben and Jason discuss different system types and how they can integrate or customize cloud components to fit the needs of a company and creative teams. They also dig into a common customer question of on-prem versus cloud, covering how Eric works through the needs of his own team for choosing a system.Play episode >>