Multimedia preservation: Why bother?

Claudia Niederee, Vasileios Mezaris, Heiko Maus, Robert Logie

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Abstract / Description of output

Multimedia content and especially personal multimedia content is created in abundance today. Short- to mid-term storage of this content is typically no problem due to decreased storage prices and the availability of storage services. However, for the long-term perspective, i.e., preservation, adequate technologies and best practices for keeping the content accessible and meaningful are still missing. Instead, the breakdown of devices and changes in technologies lead to some form of random survival and random forgetting for digital content. In this chapter, we motivate a more intelligent and selective approach to personal multimedia preservation. This approach introduces and combines three key building blocks: (a) “managed forgetting” for focusing on important and useful content inspired by human forgetting and remembering; (b) “contextualized remembering” for dealing with evolution and keeping content meaningful over time; and (c) “synergetic preservation” for bridging the gap between active information use and long-term information management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersonal Multimedia Preservation
Subtitle of host publicationRemembering or Forgetting Images and Video
EditorsVasileios Mezaris, Claudia Niederee, Robert Logie
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
ISBN (Electronic)9783319734651
ISBN (Print)9783319734644
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Series on Cultural Computing
PublisherSpringer International


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