Archive for March, 2014

Episode 8 of More Podcast, Less Process Unleashed

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Episode #8 of “More Podcast, Less Process”, the archives podcast co-produced by METRO and AVPreserve, is now available for streaming and download. This week’s episode is “The Video Word Made Flesh” with guests Nicole Martin (Multimedia Archivist and Systems Manager, Human Rights Watch), Erik Piil (D

New Digital Preservation Services From AVPreserve

Monday, March 24th, 2014

AVPreserve is pleased to announce our new Digital Asset Risk Analysis service offerings. Data and digital assets make up the bulk of content and other materials that are produced every day by businesses, studios, universities, journalists, government offices, and more. Whether you’re just starti

AVPreserve At Code4Lib

Monday, March 24th, 2014

AVPreserve Senior Consultant Kara Van Malssen will be attending the Code4Lib conference this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. We have long followed the work that comes out of the Code4Lib community and strive to follow a similar ethos of innovation, openness, and collaboration in achieving technolog

New Catalyst Case Studies in Audiovisual Preservation

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

What happens to a collection when its sole caretaker is suddenly out of the picture and has left no documentation? This is an all too common occurrence with archival collections, and the problem is compounded with audiovisual collections where content may not be accessible and identifiable, producti

Catalyst Case Study #1 – Sudden Loss of Institutional Knowledge

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

What happens to a collection when its sole caretaker suddenly goes away? This case study examines such a situation and how the use of AVPreserve’s Catalyst inventory solution was used to document an audio collection in support of preservation planning. Download the first in a series of case studies

AVPreserve at New England Archivists Spring Meeting

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

AVPreserve is proud to participating at the New England Archivists Annual Meeting taking place March 20th-22nd in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak will be presenting on two separate panels. First, Chris will join Yvonne Ng (Archivist, WITNESS) and Jane Mandelbaum (IT Pro

This Is Your Thesis; This Is Your Thesis On CD-R

Friday, March 14th, 2014

I was recently contacted by one of my alma maters about my masters thesis. The school required deposit (in duplicate) with the Library as part of the application for graduation, but luckily by this time they were accepting (perhaps enforcing — who wants to manage all those bound theses?) submission

Don’t Blame Poor Records Management On Overpreservation

Friday, March 7th, 2014

There’s been a lot of good discussion lately about the meaning of the word archive(s) and its use by those outside of the profession. Much of this discourse is focused on the relation of the issue to the profession, questioning what impact the broad (and what some might think as improper) applicatio