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Archive for April, 2012

Are Archives Not Deaccessioning Enough?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

At the Spring MARAC meeting during a panel on digital preservation, a presenter showed a slide of a Post-it note adhered to an inaccessible disc that said “Save in case of miracle.” In archiving we are constantly faced with the decision (or non-decision) point of saving a decayed/corrupted original

The Need to Change Our Concept of Format from a Singular to a Complex Entity

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

“Words give a sentence its luster, and choosing them deserves intense attention.”
— Constance Hale, “Desperately Seeking Synonyms”

I’ve written before about words I’ve given up on, and though I’m not prepared to move on from my particular bête noire, I do have a new bugaboo after having read

AVPreserve Blogging with Post Magazine

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

AVPS has been invited to contribute a monthly blog to the Post Magazine website. For 25 years Post has been one of the premiere journals covering issues that interest and affect people in the post-production field, including film, television, videogames, animation, audio, the Web, and more. Based on