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Fourth Annual AV Archives Night Spotlights Social Justice

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

AV Archives Night has become an evening of entertainment and awareness each year at the Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting. This year—our fourth—AVPreserve will again co-sponsor the evening with the Association of Moving Image Archivists. The 2017 theme is social justice, with a special focus on civil rights and immigrant stories.

Requirements gathering for technology selection

Monday, December 19th, 2016

When an organization sets out to acquire new technology, they are putting more than resources like time and money on the line. The reality is that “even when the technology solution is purportedly at hand…technology is not the solution, only part of it.”

Third annual AV Archives Night Shines the Spotlight on Southern US

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Join AVPreserve for the third annual AV Archives Night, coinciding with the Society of American Archivists annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The event, a night of movies and sound highlighting archival collections from organizations in the southern United States, takes […]

Digital Preservation Standards: Using ISO 16363 for assessment

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

This presentation, given by Amy Rudersdorf at the 2016 American Library Association’s Preservation Administrator’s Interest Group meeting, provides a higher level discussion of the use of standards for digital preservation and repository management and assessment. Particular focus is given to […]

The proof is in the standards pudding

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Deciding which tools to use and approaches to take to perform assessment can be a difficult decision. There are complex standards, like ISO 16363, more lightweight technology and infrastructure guidance like NDSA’s Levels of Digital Preservation (LoDP), internally devised audits, and others. Each approach and tool is valued in our digital preservation arsenal, but deciding which one makes the most sense for one’s institution at a given time and place can be difficult to determine.

AV Archives Night 2016: Call for submissions

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

  Following on the success of AV Archives Nights in 2014 and 2015, AVPreserve announces the third annual AV Archives Night to take place at the Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting on Wednesday, August 3rd in Atlanta, Georgia. The […]

Applying Digital Preservation Standards for Assessment and Planning

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

In this presentation, Bertram Lyons demonstrates a methodology for employing the ISO 16363 standard for Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Repositories as a tool that can be used to help an organization plan for continued improvement of digital preservation services.