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Archive for January, 2016

Exactly: A New Tool for Digital File Acquisitions

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Exactly is a simple and easy to use application for remotely and safely transferring any born-digital material from a sender to a recipient.

Exactly

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Building on work originally begun by the Gates Archive, AVPreserve and the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries developed Exactly to meet the growing need for archives to acquire born digital content directly from donors and to begin the activities of establishing provenance and fixity early in the process of acquisition. Read more about how the Nunn Center is using Exactly here.

BIBFRAME AV Assessment: Technical, Structural, and Preservation Metadata

Friday, January 8th, 2016

This report presents the findings of a study conducted by Bertram Lyons and Kara Van Malssen of AVPreserve, on behalf of the Library of Congress, to evaluate the existing state of technical, structural, and preservation metadata for audiovisual resources in the […]

BIBFRAME AV Modeling Study: Defining a Flexible Model for Description of Audiovisual Resources

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Lead by Kara Van Malssen, AVPreserve completed this report, commissioned by the BIBFRAME team within the Network Development and Standards Office at the Library of Congress, to evaluate the content description needs of the moving image and recorded sound communities and to […]

The Creator and The Archivist

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

A significant portion of certain Archivist’s job is processing collections — the activity of arranging and describing materials that have been deposited with an archive. At times this is simple. For the most part it is difficult. Consider your own […]

Library of Congress Releases AVPreserve’s New BIBFRAME Report On Technical Metadata For Audiovisual Resources

Friday, January 8th, 2016

AVPreserve is happy to announce the release of the results of our recent study (on behalf of the Library of Congress) of technical metadata for Audiovisual resources in the context of BIBFRAME. Audiovisual resources provide important use cases for testing the scope and […]