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From Mass Digitization to Mass Description: Indiana University’s Strategy to Overcome the Next Great Challenge

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Over the past decade much focus has been placed on mass digitization of legacy audiovisual collections. With progress on this front, today there is a new focus emerging: […]

Digital Asset Symposium on May 4th in NYC

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

AVPreserve President, Chris Lacinak has put together a stellar program for the Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) being held at Scandinavia House’s Victor Borge Theatre on May 4th. DAS is a unique international event that […]

Possession is nine-tenths of the law. Metadata is nine-tenths of possession.

Friday, March 18th, 2016

In a sea of digital information, it is no longer about who owns the hardware. The physical location of the server is not what defines possession. Possession is restricted to those with the appropriate metadata (e.g., credentials, permissions), which grants them access; and, the ability to derive value is constrained to those who have metadata that will help them find and use the content.

Amy Rudersdorf Joins the AVPreserve Team as Senior Consultant

Monday, February 8th, 2016

We are very excited to welcome Amy Rudersdorf to the staff of AVPreserve in the Madison office. Having built and led multiple departments charged with providing data management […]

AVPreserve Brings on Kevin Ford as New Senior Consultant

Friday, December 11th, 2015

We are very excited to announce the addition of our newest team member at AVPreserve, Kevin Ford. Adding to our locations in NYC and Madison, Kevin is the […]

Looking Ahead on the 25th Anniversary of AMIA

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

On the 25th anniversary of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), I was asked to share some thoughts this morning about the future of AMIA. There are […]

AVPreserve Accepting Applications for the Role of Consultant

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

We are excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for a Consultant position at AVPreserve! AVPreserve provides a wide array of services, and our team members […]

Mike Casey: Why Media Preservation Can’t Wait: the Gathering Storm

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Media preservation has reached a crisis point for content carried on physical audio and video formats as the world has transitioned to the digital age. Archival media collections […]

AVPreserve Releases Two Metadata Management Tutorials for Preservation Week 2015

Monday, April 27th, 2015

For PRESERVATION WEEK 2015, AVPreserve is offering two free video tutorials exploring useful metadata management features found in commonly available applications and tools.

The Things We Do: This Must Be The Wrong Lock Because I Have The Right Key

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

The small things. The real things. These are the things that allow you to get from what an organization needs, to how to actually make it work. This means knowing which compromises are worth making because it will be the difference between failure and success. It means knowing how to mitigate risk where you cannot negate it. It means coming up with unique solutions for unique organizations.