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Archive for January, 2014

More Podcast, Less Process Episode 6 Released

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

AVPreserve announces the release of episode #6 of “More Podcast, Less Process”, the archives podcast co-produced with METRO. This week’s episode is “Can’t we all just get along? Shared services & institutional collaboration in libraries & archives” with guests Rachel Miller, Melanie Meyers, Lauren B

The Preservation Of The Singular Versus The Mass

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The (sorta) recent discovery and restoration of the film interstitials and outtakes for the stage play Too Much Johnson (I refuse to call a jumble of scenes tied to a larger narrative a film) shot by Orson Welles poses the obvious, titular question, how much Johnson is too much?

Apparently, as in

Enough With The Vinyl Already

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Unlike other dead media, the vinyl LP refuses to fade away, as the story of the vinyl revival assures us. Starting (at my first notice) in Slate and ping-ponging across the pond via Twitter (oh wait, or was that 2007?), the tale has ended up back stateside again on the editorial page of the New York

Fixity v0.3 Released

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Version 0.3 of Fixity, the free fixity monitoring tool developed by AVPreserve, has been officially released for download on our Tools page and via GitHub. Fixity creates a manifest of files stored in directories identified by the user, documenting file names, locations, and checksums. The user can

Data Is A Simple Machine

Friday, January 10th, 2014

This post is a (I hope) friendly argument response to (or perhaps more a restatement of position regarding) Megan McShea’s response to a prior blog of mine posted on archivesnext.com regarding the use and effectiveness of EAD. I love what Megan wrote, but as the Al Chet prayer of Yom Kippur denotes,

AVPreserve Welcomes Bertram Lyons

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

AVPreserve is very pleased to welcome Bertram Lyons, the newest member of our growing team. Bert joins us from Library of Congress American Folklife Center where he helps develop tools, policies, and partnerships around the development and management of digital collections. During his tenure the AFC