Organization & distibution
Understanding your media collection.
The first step in creating a media preservation plan is to quantify the media collection. A small team will come onsite and examine the physical assets. We’ll take a complete inventory of the media formats while making an initial condition assessment. We’ll then create a working plan and budget for the initial digital ingest, cataloging and archiving of the library. A budget for ongoing preservation and secure access will also be created.
Preserving your assets in the highest-quality digital form.
Aldis’ media experts will transfer each piece of content to new media preserving every tiny last detail. The goal is to get as perfect a copy of the original as possible. In many cases, this is the last copy that may ever get made, so we apply broadcast network quality controls to make sure we get it right. There’ll be at least three copies created: a high-quality “perfect” copy for future use, a smaller lightweight viewable copy, and a long term storage version for deep archive.
A collection where everything is in the right place.
Organizing and proper categorization of large-scale media projects are essential if you want to easily manage and use your library of assets. Aldis’ professional archivists gather all the bits of information about the media and enter them into a customized database. This allows you to search and retrieve your collection as easily as using Google.
Assests ready to be used and no longer collection dust.
Legacy assets require storage that takes up space and if that space is off-site can be expensive. They are also not usable because their media formats are hard to access because players are not common or available so you can’t easily see or use what you have. Digitizing legacy assets frees organizations up from the space use/costs of storing the physical assets while making them easily usable and accessible.
A safety deposit box for your legacy assets
No matter what level of access you want to your media, security, and privacy are always our top concerns. Constructing tight network security and carefully creating user permissions are just the first necessary steps. We make sure that only the people you authorize have access to your valuable media.
Why Experience Matters
- Integrated installation of required equipment
- Aldis MAM Archivists are trained in library sciences
- Library of Congress standards of archiving and organization
- Ongoing MAM preservation services
- Lossless ingest of multiple formats
- Restoration expertise
Ready to digitize and leverage your legacy?