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Archive for September, 2012

AVPS At Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The AVPS team is excited to be participating in the 2012 Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference in New York City as both a presenter and an exhibitor. Createasphere provides training, conferences, networking, and other resources regarding the use of technology in the creation and manageme

9 Reasons You Understand More About Media Preservation Than You Think

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Plus 1 Bad Joke

Whether you are a trained archivist or not, you probably already understand some of the basic concepts of media preservation even if the technical scope if beyond you. You probably understand more than you allow yourself to think.

1. Metadata
Chances are you or someone you tol

Preservation Is Not A Format

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

An aphoristic interpretation in 10 parts

1. Authorial intent is, for all practical purposes, bunk. It presupposes, fallaciously, either the existence of the singular creator, or the total achievability of an artistic vision.

The former is false because it is a figment of the artist’s imaginati

The Present Analog Dark Age

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The great thing about predicting doom and gloom is that the end times are always imminent, but never quite here. The natural state of a threat is to loom. If it actually ever happens — hey, you’re prescient! If not, well, there’s still the possibility…

The death of film has been a productive a