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September 20, 2011

AVPS Joins NYPR at Digital Asset Symposium

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions Senior Consultant Kara Van Malssen will be speaking with New York Public Radio/WNYC Archive Manager John Passmore this Friday at the 2011 Association of Moving Image Archivists Digital Asset Symposium in Hollywood, CA. The Symposium provides a non-judgmental space for organizations to present case studies of current digital asset management projects in order to educate the production, caretaker, and vendor communities on the real world challenges of implementing DAM solutions and the various decisions made and approaches taken.

Kara and John will be presenting about the NYPR Archive’s role in the difficult transition many media companies are facing in the shift from radio/television producers to multi-platform content producers. As the manager of legacy content and the repository for newly produced content, the Archives are at the center of this transition with the responsibility to make sure that assets can be used by producers, editors, hosts, and the public with consistency and quality across those many internal and public-facing platforms. As part of John’s larger discussion about NYPR’s efforts to digitize, preserve, and provide access to their 80+ years of content, Kara will be there to discuss AVPS’ role in developing an Archives-centric collection management tool and metadata exchange mechanisms. These projects are contributing to NYPR’s abilities to integrate content management systems across multiple departments and provide greater access to materials in-house and via their website.

John and Kara join other panelists Steven Anastasi, Vice President Technical Operations and Media Archives at Warner Bros.; Andrea Kalas, VP of Archives at Paramount Pictures, Sean Vilbert, Director of Digital Archives at Paramount Pictures, and Mark Lemmons, CTO at Thought Equity Motion; Steve Davis, VP/COO at Crawford Media Management; Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of Internet Archive; and Sam Gustman Executive Director at USC Digital Repository. Quite a show! Registration is still open online through the 21st of September, so check it out if you’re in town.

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