Archive for February, 2010

Can Choosing the Wrong Video Format Cause Bodily Harm?

Friday, February 26th, 2010

And I thought audiovisual archivists were the only ones who got that heated up about choosing formats!

Dave Rice at Upcoming Digital Media Management Workshop

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

AVPS Senior Consultant David Rice will be giving a workshop entitled Media Management in a Digital Universe as part of The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s Spring 2010 workshop […]

A Biopic Unexamined

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Only the successes (or the mega failures) from the deeper past are recalled, giving an skewed sense of what actually happened if one doesn’t do proper research. Without that research, the half-remembered past is not a valid touchstone to base an argument on. An incomplete picture of the past creates a false interpretation of the present.

AVPS Meets The Future of Personal Archiving

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Our own David Rice has been invited to speak at Saving Our Present for the Future: Personal Archiving 2010, a conference for “practitioners in personal digital archiving” hosted […]

In Media Res #1 — Scratch Cassette

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Here at AudioVisual Preservation Solutions we scour the world for microtrends so you don’t have to. More efficient access to YouTube time-wasters means more things to waste time […]

Jazz Loft and AVPS at February ARSC New York Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Chris Lacinak has been invited to speak with Jazz Loft Project Director Sam Stephenson at the February 18th New York Chapter Meeting of the Association for Recorded Sound […]

Not Fading Away

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Last week marked the anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and three others. I’m a fan of Buddy Holly’s music, but I’m not a fan […]

The Limits of The Archive

Friday, February 5th, 2010

There was discussion of power and control; of going to these cthonic, isolated, fragile locations full of uncomfortable furniture and curt staff; of these inhuman institutions that define and defend what is considered culturally significant knowledge and can act as oppressors to unapproved subcultures.


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

We’ve all been aware of the tightening of budgets and funding resources due to the economic downturn, but these situations with the Tully papers and Billy Name’s works have me thinking that there are other kinds of threats to archival collections that will be rippling out for some time from the various financial troubles.

Lead, Follow, Or Go Out Of The Way To Visit

Monday, February 1st, 2010

I’m sure I’ve written about this before, but I’m a strong believer that online access to cultural materials is an excellent thing and I wholly support it. What we often don’t consider is that the way we can support these efforts further is to utilize them.