2011 Archives Year In Review

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

When the world ends next December, all of our blathering and fretting over the best way to preserve archival materials will prove to have been in vain. In spite of it all, we trundle ahead with our work like the Sisyphean hero. Normally, I imagine the hill decades or centuries long; if asked my opin

A Study of Embedded Metadata Support in Audio Recording Software

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

This report presents the findings of an ARSC Technical Committee study, coordinated and authored by AVPS, which evaluates support for embedded metadata within and across a variety of audio recording […]

Association for Recorded Sound Collections Releases AVPS Co-ordinated Metadata Study

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections Technical Committee (ARSC TC) recently announced the release of their “Study of Embedded Metadata Support in Audio Recording Software: Summary of Findings and Conclusions”. AudioVisual Preservation Solutions President Chris Lacinak and Consultant Peter

Embedded Metadata in WAVE Files

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Metadata is an integral component of digital preservation and an essential part of a digital object. Files without appropriate metadata lack the basic means required for computing systems and humans to understand, interpret, or manage them. Effectively, there is no preservation or meaningful access

AVPS to Present at JTS, ARSC

Monday, April 5th, 2010

April showers bring May conferences. AudioVisual Preservation Solutions continues their dedicated involvement in the Preservation and Archiving communities with upcoming presentations at the Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) and […]

AVPS Goes Marching in to ARSC 2010

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions founder and president Chris Lacinak will be representing AVPS at the 44th Annual Association for Recorded Sound Collections Conference in New Orleans, May 19th-22nd. Friday […]

A Biopic Unexamined

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Only the successes (or the mega failures) from the deeper past are recalled, giving an skewed sense of what actually happened if one doesn’t do proper research. Without that research, the half-remembered past is not a valid touchstone to base an argument on. An incomplete picture of the past creates a false interpretation of the present.

Jazz Loft and AVPS at February ARSC New York Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Chris Lacinak has been invited to speak with Jazz Loft Project Director Sam Stephenson at the February 18th New York Chapter Meeting of the Association for Recorded Sound […]

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) 2009 Strategies for Preserving Born Digital Audio

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

A presentation focusing on obsolescence monitoring and normalization as strategies for managing born digital audio

Chris Lacinak Joins the Technical Committees of IASA and ARSC

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Chris Lacinak, founder of AudioVisual Preservation Solutions (AVPS), has been accepted into the technical committees of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) and Association of […]