Christopher Lacinak has consulted on a broad range of preservation and access topics for moving image and sound collections and organizations. Some of his past and current clients include the Library of Congress, Stanford University and the The Museum of Modern Art. Chris is a former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of VidiPax, a moving image and sound preservation reformatting facility, and is an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Masters Degree program. Chris continues to remain active and chair committees in relevant and standards forming organizations such as the Audio Engineering Society, Association of Moving Image Archivists and the International Organization for Standardization. Chris is well known for his work in developing high efficiency reformatting systems, quality control systems, metadata standards, assessment, prioritization and workflow design.

  • Memberships & Advisories
  • Advisor to:

    National Recording Preservation Board

    Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative

    NYU Survey and Assessment Project

    Image Permanence Institute Magnetic Media Study

    Sound Directions Project

    EVIA project

    ISO TC42 WG-5, Task Group 5 – Moving Image and Sound Media

    Chair of:

    Audio Engineering Society (AES) Standards Committee on Audio Metadata, 2008 – present

    AES Technical Committee on Archiving, Restoration & Digital Libraries, 2003 – 2008

    New York Archivists Round Table Education Committee, 2007 – 2009

    Member of:

    Advanced Media Workflow Association

    Association of Moving Image Archivists

    Association for Recorded Sound Collections Technical Committee

    International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Technical Committee

    Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

    New York Archivists Roundtable

  • Papers & Presentations
  • Trends, Legacy Reformatting & Accessioning Born Digital Content” – ALA Conference, 2010″

    “Accessioning & Managing File-Based Born-Digital Video” – AMIA Conference, 2009″

    “Strategies for Preserving Born Digital Audio” – ARSC Conference, 2009

    “Preservation Oriented Production” – AMIA Conference, 2008

    “Preserving Your Moving Image and Sound Collections” – NYART Workshop, 2008

    “Dynamic Media Panel Discussion” – NARA Preservation Conference 2007

    “Quality Assessment of the Digital Surrogate” – NARA Preservation Conference 2007

    “Video Preservation Training, Development of Resources and Tools” – AMIA Conference 2006

    “Building Community through Moving Image Collections (MIC)” – AMIA Conference 2006

    “Preservation: The Shift from Format to Strategy” – 121st AES Convention, 2006

    “The State of Audiovisual Metadata” – AMIA Conference, 2005

    “Audio Digitization” – Oral History Association in the Mid-Atlantic Region Workshop, 2005

    “Preservation, Archiving and Restoration: A Look at Practical Application” – AES Convention, 2005

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