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Archive for June, 2014

New Cloud Vendor Profile

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

AVPreserve has released the fourth in the series of Cloud Storage Vendor Profiles compiled by Consultant Seth Anderson. These profiles assess cloud storage services in relation to archival and preservation concerns, looking at issues of data management, reporting, redundancy, accessibility, security

AVPreserve at International Seminar of Sound and Audiovisual Archives

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak has been invited to speak at the Sixth International Seminar of Sound and Audiovisual Archives in Mexico City, Mexico. Themed “The Democratization of Sound and Audiovisual Heritage in the Digital Age”, this year’s seminar is organized by the National Sound Recordin

AVPreserve Sponsoring AV Archives Night Party

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

AV Archives Night || Ensuring Access @ SAA 2014

Join us at the Black Cat DC for our first annual AV Archives Night party. AVPreserve is hosting this free event to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of the DC, Baltimore, and northern Virginia area as told through audio and moving image materia

Episode 10 of More Podcast, Less Process Now Available

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Episode #10 of “More Podcast, Less Process”, the archives podcast co-produced by METRO and AVPreserve, is now available for streaming and download. This episode is “Archival Manoeuvres: Managing Digitization Projects” with guests Miwa Yokoyama (Digital Project Manager, Carnegie Hall) and Mitch Brods

MDQC 0.2 Released

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Version 0.2 of MDQC has been released for free download. MDQC is a desktop application that reads the embedded metadata of a file or a directory and compares it against a set of rules defined by the user, verifying that the technical and administrative specs of the files are correct. This automates

Two Open-Source Tools for Digital Asset Metadata Management

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

In today’s world of digital information, previously disparate archival practices are converging around the need to manage collections at the item level. Media collections require a curatorial approach that demand archivists know certain information about every single object in their care for purpo