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Archive for May, 2013

AVPreserve at NYAC 2013

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak will be chairing a panel at the upcoming New York Archives Conference to be held June 5th-7th in Brookville, New York. NYAC provides an opportunity for archivists, records managers, and other collection caretakers from across the state to further their education, s

New Software Development Services At AVPreserve

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

One of the core concepts behind the work we do is that because the necessary tools for media collection management and preservation have been limited in scope and because the need for such tools is so urgent, it is up […]

AVPreserve Welcomes Alex Duryee

Friday, May 24th, 2013

AVPreserve is pleased to welcome Alex Duryee to our team. Alex is a 2012 MLIS graduate from Rutgers University with a specialization in Digital Libraries and comes to us from Rhizome where he worked on the preservation of net- and disc-based artworks. Experienced in web archiving, data preservation,

Does the Creation of EAD Finding Aids Inhibit Archival Activities?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

One of the primary outcomes of processing is establishing access to collections, traditionally assumed to be enabled by arrangement and description of materials and generation of a finding aid. The theory here is if you can find an item’s exact (Or approximate. Or possible.) location within a shelf

BWF MetaEdit Version 1.3 Released

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

AVPreserve is pleased to announce the release of BWF MetaEdit Version 1.3 on May 9th for free download through Sourceforge http://sourceforge.net/projects/bwfmetaedit/. BWF MetaEdit is an open source desktop tool developed by the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) with supp

AVPreserve at PASIG 2013

Monday, May 20th, 2013

AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak and Senior Consultant Kara Van Malssen have been invited to speak at this week’s meeting of the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) May 22-24 in Washington DC. PASIG is self-described as an “independent, community-led meeting providing a forum

How Do Archives Measure Up?

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Ask any archivist — or most anyone for that matter — what the importance of historical materials held by archives is and they will likely tell you that it is so large it is immeasurable, assuming that that is true and flattering. True, yes, to a degree, but definitely not flattering. In fact, that

Materialism, Morality and Media Culture

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Plastics!

Film buffs know what this means. As in One Word. As in selling out one’s soul to live the life of a corporate middleman. As in a lifetime of creating cheap, soulless, synthetic replicas formed from deadly chemicals.

Film (and other media) buffs also ought to know what this means on a

Chris Lacinak Presenting At ARSC 2013

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak will be attending and presenting on a panel at the 2013 Association for Recorded Sound Collections annual conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri May 15th-18th. Kansas City is one of our favorite American cities, and its deep ties to the history of Jazz and

Ray Harryhausen Is Cinema To Me

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Ray Harryhausen is cinema to me.

I use the term cinema and associate it with him because my love of the moving image was not forged in theaters but on UHF and early cable television. When I was 5 years old I was semi-disappointed one day when I thought I heard my mom say The Birds was on TV that