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AVPS Resources


Audiovisual Preservation: The Solution Series

brought to you by AVPS

A serial publication produced in response to the evolving needs of the community overseeing audiovisual content.
The future of content is in your hands.


Title 1 - PROJECT OUTSOURCING: Navigating Through The Client/Vendor Relationship To Achieve Your Project Goals


Selected Presentations and Papers



Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) 2009

Strategies for Preserving Born Digital Audio


Joint Technical Symposium 2007

A Survey of Current Audiovisual Assessment and Prioritization Projects (Chris Lacinak coordinated this six presentation session for JTS 2007. The speech below is an introduction to the session to offer perspective and context to the topic and presentations)

Introduction Speech


National Archives (NARA) 21st Annual Preservation Conference: Managing the Intangible

Quality Assessment of the Digital Surrogate

Checklist handout (referenced in presentation)


National Recording Preservation Board Written Submission

written by Chris Lacinak in representation of the Audio Engineering Society and the Association of Moving Image Archivists.

click here for PDF


Audio Engineering Society (AES) 121st Convention

Preservation: The Shift from Format to Strategy

Full size slides


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External Resources

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NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation


Student Work


Archivists Portal

Preservation Portal - Reformatting: Terminology, Intent and Practices

Audio Engineering Society (AES)

Technical Committee on Archiving, Restoration, and Digital Libraries

SC-03 Subcommittee on the Preservation and Restoration of Audio Recording

Historical Committee

Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) 2007 Program

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)

Engineering Committees

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

Preservation Committee

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)

Technical Guidelines IASA-TC 03 & IASA-TC 04

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

New York Archivists Roundtable (NYART)

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) Online Resource Guide for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art

Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)

National Archives Preservation

21st Annual Preservation Conference

Library of Congress Preservation

Digital File Format Sustainability Factors

Columbia University Libraries Moving Image and Sound Inventory Tool

ScreenSound / Australian National Film Sound Archive (NFSA)

Preservation Page

Presto Space

Project Deliverables

National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB)

Audio Recordings of Hearings

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

NRPB Engineers Roundtable Number One Published Document

Relevant ISO Technical Committee 42 (TC42) Standards Produced under the following scope:

Standardization primarily, but not exclusively in the field of still picture imaging - chemical and electronic - including, but not limited to:

  • definitions for still imaging systems;
  • methods for measuring, testing, rating, packaging, labeling, specifying and classifying the dimensions, physical properties and performance characteristics of media, materials and devices used in chemical and electronic still imaging;
  • specifications and recommendations of logical and physical characteristics, practices, interfaces and formats for still imaging capture, processing, and output systems; and
  • methods, measurements, specifications, and recommended practices for storage, permanence, integrity and security of imaging media and materials, and imaging materials disposition.

Image Permanence Institute

Magnetic Media Study

Tools for Download

Sound Directions Project (Collaboration between Indiana University and Harvard University)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Available Grants (must search through grants for audiovisual specific)

Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Available Grants (must search through grants for audiovisual specific)

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHRPC) Grant Announcements (must search through grants for audiovisual specific)

Government Moving Image and Sound Preservation and Access Grants (must search through grants for audiovisual specific)

Andrew W. Mellon

Museums and Art Conservation Grants

Research in Information Technology Grants

Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA)

International Council on Archives (ICA)

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT)

Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA)

Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI)

Conservation OnLine (CoOl)

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

American Library Association (ALA)

NorthEast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

NPR Lost and Found Sound

The Sound Recording Technology History Site


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