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Formation Defining and choosing your digital and media collections storage system

How to organise and manage the storage of your digital media

Training goals

Be able to:
- define storage policies, choose the means and storage technology adapted to each context,
- understand the vocabulary and storage principles to exchange efficiently with project managers, etc.
- draw up (or take part in drawing up) specifications.


Storing, archiving, preserving: definitions.
Choosing digital storage systems:
- different storage systems:
. magnetic tape
. computerised magnetic tape.
.optical disks.
.electronic memory cards.
- Storage means and solutions:
."Offline" storage, "near online", "online": costs, time constraints, access.
.organising disks.
. using robots in tape libraries.
.CSM and HSM (Content and Hierarchical Storage Management), storage workflows.
. servers and storage networks.
. Virtualising storage and Cloud technology.
- selecting the stored format. Managing metadata.
Managing storage: access, naming, metadata, volumes, security and safekeeping issues, migration...
Assessing the cost of a storage solution.
Leading a project:
- defining needs.
-defining a digital storage/archiving policy.
- drawing up specifications.
- communicating efficiently with others: IT Dept, technical services, providers...
- follow the stages of the project.

Targeted at

Professionals who need to store and manage digital funds: audiovisual researchers, archivists, project managers…


Open to professionals having taken "Analysing, describing and indexing audio-visual documents" or who know digital media file formats and their uses.


Media funds storage specialist.

Training methods

Theoretical presentations and concrete examples, followed by case studies.

• A comprehensive approach to different storage solutions.
• List of criteria to make the best choices in every situation. • Case studies.