Appraisal is a task that is traditionally performed manually by expert conservators or curators. However, the sheer volume and complexity of digital content makes such manual processing increasingly impractical. Performing tasks manually can lead to errors as well as to less systematic and robust decision-making. Further, curators need not only to just able to understand the components and structure of objects they are curating, but also monitor and predict changes to the wider technical environment.
In this video we will demonstrate how automated support for appraisal could enhance and complement the human decision-making process and contribute to long-term preservation, dealing with the challenge of continuous change.
Time of video: 17:27 min