Christopher Lacinak

Christopher Lacinak
Founder & President

electronic mail: chris{at}avpreserve[dot]com

Chris founded AVPreserve in 2006 with a focus on empowering organizations to maximize the usability of their data for distribution, education, research, monetization, marketing, and business intelligence – both in the immediate present and over the long-term. Much of his recent work has focused on strategic and business planning, as well as research and development of standards and technologies for the creation and management of digital media. Chris loves running the business of AVPreserve, which provides him the opportunity to work with world-class organizations and to grow the company with the help of a talented team who use it as a platform for innovation and bringing about progress in the field. He finds it extremely gratifying to have put together an intelligent, capable crew who can just as easily collaborate as work independently to solve problems, and whom he can support, step out of their way, and let them shine.

Chris served for 6 years as an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Masters Degree program, developing and teaching 5 courses including Digital Preservation and Video Preservation. He sits on the board of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and continues to remain active and chair committees in other relevant and standards forming organizations such as the Audio Engineering Society, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and the International Organization for Standardization.

Recent Pet Projects
The Cost of Inaction Calculator

Ghana AudioVisual Preservation Exchange

Fixity

Open Source Digital Preservation and Access Stream for AMIA 2014

Recent and Upcoming Presentations At
Sixth International Seminar of Sound and Audiovisual Archives in Mexico City

DPC & 4C’s Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future in London

International Federation of Television Archives in Amsterdam

Some Favorite Things
Coral & Tusk

On The Media

The Open Water Project

Widow Jane