For the Irish Film Institute’s Irish Film Archive, digital preservation is a pressing topic. With no indigenous film studios or laboratories until the 1950s, and a national broadcaster that didn’t start operation until the 1960s, much of Ireland’s early visual history is preserved on amateur stock. “The material is culturally
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The better Digital Asset Management products keep all sorts of things in check. They organize everything into a single interface and keep track of clips, project files, scripts (as in copy!) and some even monitor available storage. Comprised of both content (or “essence” — the actual clip) and metadata (a