Archive for November, 2013

Exiftool Tutorial Series

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

This four-part series of video tutorials, created by Kathryn Gronsbell is focused on Exiftool, a command-line application that can read, write, and edit embedded metadata in files. The tutorial series provides detailed support to users looking for an approachable and practical introduction to Exifto

American Archive Announces New Home

Friday, November 15th, 2013

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting — an unprecedented collection of 40,000 hours of content produced across the nation on public television and public radio — has announced its new home under a collaboration between The Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston. After a multi-year process th

Why Do We Look Past The Complexities – And Shortcomings – of Film?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Media preservation is an imperfect art. In the end, it is about maintaining a faithfulness to the original image/signal/presentation, within the confines of what is possible as impacted by condition of the original, existing technology, desired use, and (shhh) budget. There are options for reformatt

More Podcast, Less Process Episode 3 Available Now

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

AVPreserve announces the release of episode #3 of “More Podcast, Less Process”, the archives podcast co-produced with METRO. This week’s episode is “Archives in the Classroom – Archives as the Classroom” with guests Janet Bunde, Director of Outreach & Advocacy and Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Vice Pres

AMIA 2013 Presentations

Friday, November 8th, 2013

AVPreserve was involved in a number of panels and events at the 2013 Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference in Richmond, Virginia, including organizing the first ever AMIA HackDay and presentations related to the imminent decay of magnetic media, the importance of metadata development for

MARAC 2013 Presentations

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The Mid-Atlantic Region Archives Conference epitomizes the importance and reach of regional professional organizations, opening educational and networking opportunities to broader audiences that cannot regularly attend national conventions. AVPreserve was a proud first-time participant on two panels

The Workflow Show #203 “Beyond Metadata: The Role of Audio and Video Search”

Friday, November 8th, 2013

AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak is a featured speaker in this Chesapeake Systems Podcast discussing video metadata workflows and two powerful new search applications, Nexidia and NerVve. Nexidia is a phonetic search application that can scan a library of literally thousands of hours of footage in

Rebecca Chandler

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Rebecca specializes in analysis and recommendations for digitization workflows, infrastructure, and staffing. Recent projects have focused on market analysis and digitization lab design. Rebecca is an experienced audio engineer, having worked in audio post-production at Broadway Video, Creative Group, and Sony Music Studios.