An update on DAP, ITMA’s current digital preservation project

Earlier in the Summer, a blog by Project Archivist Fionnuala Parfrey took us behind the scenes as ITMA embarked on a major Digital Audio/visual Preservation Project – DAP.  Fionnuala continues the story.

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I am pleased to let you know that the project has moved into its next phase. The contents of over 1,400 CDs and nearly 200 DATs have been successfully returned to ITMA – that’s over 21,000 digital files! These files have been quality controlled and are in the process of being catalogued and ingested into ITMA’s digital preservation system. We look forward to sharing these with you on our new online access platform in the future.

ITMA Archivist, Maeve Gebruers is due to present a talk on the DAP Project at the Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities Conference in Birmingham in November, and Project Archivist, Fionnuala Parfrey is due to talk about the project at the British and Irish Sound Archives Conference in Dublin in November. We are delighted to have the opportunity to share ITMA’s experiences with the wider archival and preservation community. 

The DAP Project was made possible through generous funding from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of the Digitised Collections Funding Scheme.