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Thursday, April 15 • 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Poster: You’ll never QC alone: applications of automated quality control aids

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While cultural heritage institutions rush to reformat rapidly degrading audiovisual collections, the high volume of throughput results in a whole slew of challenges - one being quality control of digitized assets. With digital proxies becoming the primary means of future access to these collections, organizations are caught between two competing realities: the importance of ensuring 100% accuracy of transfers and the lack of dedicated staffing for quality control. To help address this problem, Andrew Weaver (University of Washington Libraries) and Susie Cummings (NPR) have developed and implemented automated tools built around open-source software to help practitioners rapidly scan digitized assets and identify files for more focused quality control analysis. This poster will present their work on ‘audioqc’ a tool for quickly applying metrics to audio streams (from both audiovisual and pure audio sources) as well as experimentation in applying the methodology of audioqc to other sources such as DPX film scans.

Speakers
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Andrew Weaver

Media Preservation Librarian, University of Washington Libraries
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Susie Cummings

National Public Radio


Thursday April 15, 2021 2:15pm - 2:35pm PDT
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