National Fairground Archive

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National Fairground Archive
Description Large collection (~80,000) of digital image files (photos and scanned documents). TIFF, JPG
Licensing Copyright in much of the material is held by the National Fairground Archive, but a significant proportion of content is 'orphaned'
Owner University of Sheffield
Dataset Location 5 sample files and associated xml metadata on memory-stick
Collection Champion Richard Freeston
Issues brainstor Issues relating to the cataloging and ongoing management of, and accession to, a large (and growing) image-based collection of digital media files:
  • migration of metadata to a cloud-based CONTENTdm asset management system
  • best practice relating to accession of material from obsolete carrier formats
  • best practice on handling moving image content
    Automated and scalable tools to manage the following elements of the preservation lifecycle would be extremely useful:
  • identification of file formats (and where applicable, authoring software)
  • recommendations for file format migration
  • Quality Assessment of migrated files
  • extraction of file embedded metadata
  • Optional OCR of image content, and generation of suggested keywords to assist with item categorisation (possibly via natural language processing)
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