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This paper discusses the need for the preservation of audiovisual content in the OSGeo communities beyond the established software repositories. Audiovisual content related to OSGeo projects such as training videos can be preserved by multimedia archiving and retrieval services which are currently developed by the library community. This is demonstrated by the reference case of a newly discovered version of the GRASS GIS 1987 promotional video which is being included into the AV-portal of the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). Access to the video will be provided upon the release of the web-based portal, allowing for extended search capabilities based on enhanced metadata derived by automated video analysis. This is a reference case for future preservation activities regarding semantic-enhanced Web2.0 content from OSGeo projects.
Löwe, Peter Heinz; Neumann, Janna; Plank, Margret; Ziedorn, Frauke; Lozar, Robert; Westervelt, James; and Inman, Roger
"GRASS GIS, Star Trek and old Video Tape,"
Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings: Vol. 14
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/foss4g/vol14/iss1/3