Iron Mountain Incorporated® Entertainment Services, the global leader in protection and preservation of entertainment content, is spearheading a workshop at the upcoming 146th International Audio Engineering Society Convention in Dublin, Ireland, March 20 – 23, 2019, at the Dublin Convention Centre. The workshop, titled “Media Preservation and Recovery,” will take place on Friday, March 22, at 16:30 – 17:30 local time.
Iron Mountain Audio Engineer Kelly Pribble is serving as the workshop’s chair/moderator, alongside the following panelists: Alex Tomlin of Bonded Services UK (an Iron Mountain Entertainment Services Company), Federica Bressan of Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium); and Brad McCoy of the Library of Congress (Culpeper, VA, USA).
This panel is the first Western Europe AES event showcasing the combined efforts of Iron Mountain Entertainment Services and the Bonded Services Group, an international group of providers of media asset management services for global entertainment and media companies that was acquired by Iron Mountain in 2017.
Media Recovery Technology is a skill few have mastered, but as our cultural heritage in the form of audio rapidly dissembles, the ability to rescue tapes and disc drives proves invaluable. Kelly Pribble is a veteran engineer and archivist that has had extensive work in Nashville, TN; London, England; New York City; and Rio de Janeiro. Kelly leads Media Recovery Technology Program for Iron Mountain. Alex Tomlin is a veteran audio engineer and archivist based in London, England, who specializes in preservation and remediation of media. Dr. Federica Bressan is a post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, where she has designed and developed software modules to automatize preservation routines and controls for data integrity verification. She has published her work in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Brad McCoy is Senior Studio Engineer in the Audio Preservation Unit at the Library of Congress Packard Campus. Brad has been active in the audio archiving/preservation community for more than 30 years at the Library of Congress.Together, this distinguished group will offer strategies and best practices for preserving and restoring audio.
Greg Parkin, Global Head of Partnerships & Industry Relations, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, stated, “Iron Mountain is always eager to offer our expertise at these gatherings of the world’s greatest audio minds. Working closely with the AES – an organization that shares our vision relevant to the preservation and archiving of recorded works – is hugely important to us, and we believe it benefits our clients and the wider industry.”
About Iron Mountain Entertainment Services
Established to meet the needs of clients’ archives in film, music, television, academia sports and entertainment, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services provides unmatched security and safety tailored to these market sectors. Through Iron Mountain’s industry-leading services and best practices for security, archival/preservation services and expertise, clients can rest assured that their works will be safe and accessible for future generations. Iron Mountain currently preserves nearly 41 million individual media elements (motion picture film, music recordings, videos, photographs, etc.) for over 3600 customers in 34 dedicated facilities around the world, digitizing over two million hours of content and storing more than 50 petabytes of data.