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AP Subcommittees Release White Papers

Two of ETC’s Adaptive Production project’s working groups — Archiving and Blockchain — have released white papers on potentially disruptive innovations with support from ETC member and non-member M&E companies.  This quarter, the Archiving working group explored preservation in the cloud and the Blockchain working group examined identity and supply chain management in white papers. The papers may be found under the Publications tab of ETC’s website.

The Archiving sub-committee, co-chaired by Paramount Pictures’ Andrea Kalas, published a white paper that tackles the idea of fixity in the cloud, which is an archivist’s term for preventing data loss in digital preservation. Readers can keep their eyes out for presentation opportunities to learn more. Read it here.

Led jointly by ETC’s Seth Levenson and Cisco’s Randy Zhang, the Blockchain working group at the Entertainment Technology Center is tackling issues regarding identity and onboarding/offboarding workflow within the entertainment industry. The group’s technical white paper presents the solution of Consortium Shared Identity (CSI) over an enterprise blockchain and lays the groundwork for a potential proof of concept down the line. The goal here is to establish a private blockchain that allows industry members to leverage each other’s work efficiently without sacrificing privacy and security. Read it here.

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