Metadata Representation and Risk Management Framework for Preservation Processes in AV Archives

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Bailer W., Hall-May M., Veres V.G.

Melbourne, AU Proceedings of iPres, 10/2014


This paper proposes an approach to assessing risks related to audiovisual (AV) preservation processes through gathering and representing metadata. We define a model for process metadata, which is interoperable with both business process models and other preservation metadata formats. A risk management framework is also suggested to help key decision makers to plan and execute preservation processes in a manner that reduces the risk of damage to AV content. The framework uses a plan, do,  check, act cycle to continuously improve the process based on risk measures and impact model. The process metadata serves as  the interface between the steps in the framework and enables a unified approach to data gathering from the heterogeneous tools and devices used in an AV preservation workflow.