Archive for October, 2013


Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

AVCC is a set of forms and guidelines developed to enable efficient item-level cataloging of audiovisual collections. Each module (Audio, Video, Film) includes individualized data entry forms and reports that quantify information such as format types, base types, target format sizes, and other data

Why Do We Allow Our Infrastructure To Decay?

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Not all history is recorded in writing or sound or images, but it exists in the world to be read and interpreted. This history of a city is written in its infrastructure and design, a mingling of the co-existant far ago and recent memory. Documentation such as photographs and oral histories and obje

AVPreserve Releases Fixity and MDQC, Digital Preservation Tools

Monday, October 28th, 2013

AVPreserve is pleased to announce the release of Fixity and MDQC, two new digital preservation tools available for free download on our Tools page.

Fixity is a free open source utility for the documentation and regular review of stored files. Fixity scans a folder or directory, creating a manifes

More Podcast Less Process Episode Two Released

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

AVPreserve announces the release of episode #2 of “More Podcast, Less Process”, the archives podcast co-produced with METRO. This week’s episode is “How to Preserve Change: Activist Archives & Video Preservation” with guests Grace Lile and Yvonne Ng of WITNESS. A human rights organization that t

AVPreserve Releasing New Digital Preservation Tools to Celebrate World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

To celebrate UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, AVPreserve is releasing two new digital preservation utilities — Fixity and MDQC — and re-announcing the recent release of the tools Interstitial and AVCC. These utilities are designed to support various aspects of the digital preservation p

Chris Lacinak Addressing Audio Engineering Society

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak will be speaking at this week’s Audio Engineering Society 135th International Convention in New York. Chris is part of the tutorial panel “National Recording Preservation Plan: Preservation Planning” along with David Ackerman (Harvard University), Matt Barton (Libr

Things We Learned At The New York Archivists Round Table Awards Ceremony

Friday, October 11th, 2013

*The awards ceremony was started in 1989 to mark the 10th anniversary of NYART. The first award for Innovative Use of Archives was given for a project based in Brooklyn, because at that point in time doing anything in Brooklyn was an innovation.

*The New York Archives Conference originally began

Guide to Developing a Request for Proposal for the Digitization of Video (and More)

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Clear articulation and understanding of goals and specifications is essential to ensuring the success of any project. Whether performing digitization work in-house or using a vendor, a statement of work or request for proposal serves as the foundation of the project. This resource is intended to gui


Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

METRO and AVPreserve announce the launch of More Podcast, Less Process, a new podcast series featuring in-depth and wide ranging interviews with archivists, librarians, preservationists, technologists, and information professionals about interesting work and projects within and involving archives, s

AVPreserve Participating At AMIA, MARAC Conferences

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

AVPreserve is excited to be participating in the upcoming Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference (November 6th-9th, Richmond, Virginia) and Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (November 7th-9th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in a number of ways.

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