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Archive for March, 2012

AVPS Conducting Preservation Workshops Via METRO/DHP

Friday, March 30th, 2012

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions will again be conducting preservation and metadata themed workshops as part of the METRO’s Documentary Heritage Program service offerings. The first day-long class will be Processing Audio and Video Collections on Friday, April 20th. The instructors will include AV

Is the Product of Less Process Sufficient for Audiovisual Collections?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Greene and Meissner’s “More Product, Less Process” is both an inspiration to me and one of the banes of my existence. As I’m sure many archivists feel, it’s refreshing to hear an approach to collection processing that is pragmatic and takes into account the realities of the time and person

Kara Van Malssen Instructing Digital Preservation for Videotape Workshop

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

AVPS Senior Consultant Kara Van Malssen will be in Middletown, Connecticut this Friday to conduct a workshop on Digital Preservation for Videotape. Co-sponsored by Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP) and the New England Archivists Spring 2012 Meeting, the workshop will review digitization cas

Don’t Kill The Carrier Part 2 — The Digital Dilemma is a Resource Problem not a Format Problem

Monday, March 12th, 2012

I hate digital cameras. I especially hate my digital camera, but that’s probably at least in part because my own camera provides me so many more opportunities to swear at it. I damn it when I miss a shot due to shutter delay or the processing time between pictures. I curse up and down when it keeps

AVPS Moves Office Location

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions has moved offices from 350 7th Avenue, Suite 1603 to 350 7th Avenue, Suite…1605! Though an indistinguishable move in terms of our GPS trackers, the relocation reflects our expanding team and client base. 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year already with lots

National Archives Announce Release of AVI MetaEdit, Other Resources

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) recently announced the public release of several tools related to metadata for digitized video, including AVI MetaEdit, reVTMD, and development of integration with the existing tool MediaInfo. Of primary concern in the development of the resour