Archive for April, 2014

BWF MetaEdit Version 1.3.1 Released

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Version 1.3.1 of the free metadata extraction and editing tool BWF MetaEdit is now available on SourceForge. BWF MetaEdit was developed by AVPreserve in collaboration with the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative Audio-Visual Working Group (FADGI) as a tool to support reviewing, editi

AVPreserve at MAC and MARAC

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

AVPreserve will be covering a large portion of the continent this weekend, attending both the Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference Spring Meeting in Rochester, NY. Our newest team member, Senior Consultant Bertram Lyons, will

AVPreserve Seeking Institution for SAA 2014 Service Project

Friday, April 18th, 2014

In conjunction with the events around Society of American Archivists 2014 annual meeting in Washington, DC, AVPreserve is planning an archival day of service centered on an audiovisual collection. We are currently seeking an institution with an audio, video, film, or mixed audiovisual collection in

An Introduction to Optical Media Preservation

Friday, April 18th, 2014

As the archival horizon moves forward, optical media will become increasingly significant and prevalent in collections. This paper sets out to provide a broad overview of optical media in the context of archival migration. Author Alex Duryee begins by introducing the logical structure of compact dis

Chris Lacinak Instructing NEDCC Preservation Workshop

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak will be in Boston this week to conduct an audiovisual preservation workshop on Friday, April 18th. Sponsored by the Northeast Document Conservation Center, Audiovisual Digitization: Preparing for a Successful Preservation Project will walk participants through the

New Cloud Storage Vendor Profiles

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Following up on our recent white paper Nine Things To Consider When Assessing Cloud Storage, AVPreserve is pleased to announce the release of our first three Cloud Storage Vendor Profiles researched and complied by Consultant Seth Anderson. Part of our Feet on The Ground: A Practical Approach to The

New Paper on Embedded Metadata

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Newly available on our Papers and Presentations page is AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak’s paper Embedded Metadata in WAVE Files: A Look Inside Issues and Tools. Embedded metadata is crucial to managing digital assets, supporting activities as varied as making it easy to find and listen to music i

Embedded Metadata in WAVE Files: A Look Inside Issues and Tools

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Embedded metadata is a key component of managing digital files, providing information on correct presentation, source of the file, rights, and other information which supports findability, access, authentication, preservation, and more. This paper discusses the concept and uses of embedded metadata

AVPreserve At PBS TechCon 2014

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak will be speaking at PBS TechCon 2014 taking place April 2nd-4th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The premiere annual gathering on topics related to broadcast technology within in public television, PBS TechCon draws broadcast engineers, information technology and traffic prof

Kara Van Malssen Addressing National Audiovisual Institute of Poland

Monday, April 7th, 2014

AVPreserve Senior Consultant Kara Van Malssen has been invited to give a plenary talk as part of the National Audiovisual Institute (NInA) of Poland’s seminar Take control of your records! to take place April 10th in Warsaw, Poland. NInA is a regional “competence center” founded in 2005 to support t