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Exactly Where We Are

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Exactly, a friendly desktop application for creating BagIt-compliant digital packages, is almost 1.5 years old now. Hatched as an idea for allowing oral historians to submit born-digital interviews directly […]

Try5 — An SAA Initiative for Ongoing Growth

Monday, October 31st, 2016

In August, I had the honor of joining SAA Council and beginning a three-year term serving the SAA membership. At our first meeting, I was excited to hear about Nancy McGovern’s plans for the Try5 SAA initiative over the course of this year. I volunteered immediately to participate any way I could to share skills with SAA colleagues and to spread the word about the initiative.

Oral History Collection Management: An Annotated Checklist for Archives and Libraries

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

This high-level checklist was created by Bertram Lyons for a program coordinated by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts on collecting and preserving oral history materials […]

Exactly version 0.1.2 released!

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Today a new version of Exactly is available for download and use. The newest upgrades include added support for FTP connection stability and a first-attempt at gathering file system […]

What is the chemistry of digital preservation?

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

If we know our collections at the elementary levels, we can be better equipped to care for these collections, to design preventive preservation techniques, to perform conservation treatments when necessary, and to ensure the long-term accessibility of our records in the face of continued technological obsolescence and change.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]