AudioVisual Preservation Solutions is proud to be a sponsor and participant of the 2011 Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference taking place in Austin, Texas November 16th-19th. AVPS President Chris Lacinak will chair the session “Developing a Media Preservation Program at Indiana University Bloomington” with Speaker Mike Casey (IU). Following from the Sound Directions and FACET projects, Indiana University has been planning a campus wide media digitization project, a groundbreaking program in media preservation that AVPS has had the privilege to contribute to.
Before the conference proper begins, AVPS Senior Consultant Kara Van Malssen will be one of the instructors for the day-long PBCore Cataloging Workshop, and later in the week she will Co-Chair both the panel “Archive and the Commons: Why Archives Should Embrace Openness” and the International Outreach Committee meeting. Kara has been a strong advocate for education, international collaboration, and technological innovation in archives; she and her co-panelists look to present some highly informational and entertaining sessions.
Look us up if you’re in Austin for the conference, and keep an eye out for Senior Consultant Joshua Ranger who will be toting around the Official AVPS Audio Reader for some magnetic media fun. We’re looking forward to another great conference, seeing all of our friends and colleagues, and spending time in one of the great American cities.