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Archive for July, 2014

Catalyst Inventory Software

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Catalyst is an innovative method of creating item-level inventories of audiovisual collections. The process uses a team of photographers onsite to image each item in a collection, capturing all information-carrying sides of a cassette/reel/disk, its housing, and any paper inserts. The photos are upl

The Things We Do #2 – Interview with Consultant Kathryn Gronsbell

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The second in our “The Things We Do” series highlighting our great team at AVPreserve. In this edition, an interview with taxonomy pro and New Jersey native, Kathryn Gronsbell.

Josh Ranger: So how long have you been at AVPreserve?

Kathryn Gronsbell: I’m coming up on my 1 year anniversary in

The Things We Do #2 – Interview with Consultant Kathryn Gronsbell

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The second in our “The Things We Do” series highlighting our great team at AVPreserve. In this edition, an interview with taxonomy pro and New Jersey native, Kathryn Gronsbell.

Josh Ranger: So how long have you been at AVPreserve?

Kathryn Gronsbell: I’m coming up on my 1 year anniversary in

Making African Academic Resources Accessible

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Audiovisual preservation is a global concern. Yes, there is very much a local or personal flavor to it, with the widespread existence of regional archives, historical societies, institutional collections, and oral histories or homes movies well beyond large research repositories. However, when we lo

Mapping Standards for Richer Assessments: NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation and ISO 16363:2012

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The basis of Bertram Lyons’ panel presentation at Digital Preservation 2014. To date, the difficulty and high bar of doing an internal assessment as a Trusted Digital Repository has created a hurdle to the ability of organizations to track or rank their progress towards digital preservation standard

Cloud Storage for Preservation Profile #6 Now Available

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Consultant Seth Anderson’s latest Cloud Storage for Preservation Vendor Profile is now available on our Papers & Presentations page. This profile takes a look at Preservica, a service that supports deep storage, production, and streaming or other web-based access of assets. In this way it stands

AVPreserve at Digital Directions, DigPres14

Monday, July 21st, 2014

The AVPreserve team will be busy next week at bi-coastal digital preservation events. Consultant Rebecca Chandler is an invited speaker at the Northeast Document Conservation Center’s Digital Directions conference in Portland, Oregon. Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital

AV Archives Night and Tweetup

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Join us Wednesday, August 13th at the Black Cat for the officially unofficial SAA14 1st Annual AV Archives Night and concurrent Tweetup. AV Archives Night party is a screening/listening party sponsored and arranged by AVPreserve to highlight audiovisual collections in the DC area and the great work

Comparing NDSA Levels Rankings Across Cloud Storage Vendors

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Seth Anderson has been compiling a series of cloud storage vendor profiles over the past year with an analytical focus on the suitability of cloud storage as a preservation environment. As the amount of digitized and born digital material archives must manage grows, the pressure from administrators

Cost of Inaction Calculator Featured in IASA Journal

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak has published an article on our Cost of Inaction (COI) Calculator in the latest International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Journal, “The Cost of Inaction: A New Model and Application for Quantifying the Financial and Intellectual Implications of De