This year there have been two MediaConch projects that have taught me a great deal about writing policies. Both have required using Media Area's MediaTrace, a feature you can only use when manually writing your XML policies.
Using bash scripts to automate #AVpres workflows
I'm editing, writing and running bash scripts to automate mass RAWcooked preservation of 3PB worth of DPX sequences. Using bash scripts with cron scheduling is a new experience for me, so it feels like another excellent opportunity to share my steps and help someone else along.