EngageMedia recently held an Archive Camp in Central Java, focussed on collaboration between media organisations.
The camp was focussed on two areas – production and technical.
The production group discussed archiving and strategy around their own projects, and the technical group spent most of their time working on Plumi in the “geek cave”. The technical team included Dimo (Greece), Pushpa (India), Grant (Australia) and Izhar (Malaysia). Slaving over four video servers, they worked on improving the latest version of Plumi, working on the interface in conjunction with the producers.
The camp was a great success, opening up important communication channels between the technical and production sides of video archiving projects, and between attending organisations that found commonalities in the work they do.