To anyone who has been enjoying the open source audiovisual preservation topics covered in this blog please consider visiting a new Zulip Chat space that myself and a few #AVpres friends have just launched – AVhackers.
The purpose of this space is still a little undefined, but I hope above all else it will form a support network for any technically burdened AV preservation or Digital preservation individuals around the world. It’s a privilege to have been involved in starting this collaborative space. Special thanks to co-launchers Ashley Blewer, Katherine Frances Nagels and Kieran O’Leary for their enthusiasm and expertise.
To sign up visit https://digitensions.github.io/avhackers/ and submit your email address – a Zulip invite will follow to complete the log in process. Code of conduct is available here. Hope you can join us!
AVstandards GitHub Repository
In addition I’ve started an AVstandards repository for anyone to contribute audiovisual file format standards or technical documentation to – in all languages. Please take a look and contribute via GitHub!