Catalyst Inventory Software

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Catalyst is an innovative method of creating item-level inventories of audiovisual collections. The process uses a team of photographers onsite to image each item in a collection, capturing all information-carrying sides of a cassette/reel/disk, its housing, and any paper inserts. The photos are upl

New Catalyst Case Studies in Audiovisual Preservation

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

What happens to a collection when its sole caretaker is suddenly out of the picture and has left no documentation? This is an all too common occurrence with archival collections, and the problem is compounded with audiovisual collections where content may not be accessible and identifiable, producti

New AVPreserve Resource on Assessing Cloud Storage

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

AVPreserve Consultant Seth Anderson wrote in a blog post earlier this week about the need for a practical approach to assessing cloud storage and other cloud services for use in an archival or preservation-oriented environment. He points out how “The misinterpretation of cloud services and their ope

METRO & AVPS Announce NYC/Westchester County Collection Assessment Grants

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) recently announced the availability of three collection assessment grants to be awarded to institutions in METRO’s New York City and Westchester County service area.

The funding for these grants stems from a collaboration with the Document Heritag

Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) 2007

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

A Survey of Current Audiovisual Assessment and Prioritization Projects (Chris Lacinak coordinated this six presentation session for JTS 2007. The speech below is an introduction to the session to offer perspective and context to the topic and presentations)

AVPS Coordinates the Most Comprehensive Assessment and Prioritization Session to Date for the 2007 Joint Technical Symposium (JTS)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

AVPS has organized an international seven participant session for JTS 2007 on the topics of collection assessment and prioritization that is groundbreaking in both its comprehensiveness and scale. The session is a survey and review of the most significant recent […]

AVPS to Coordinate a Session on Audiovisual Asset Assessment at the 2007 AMIA Annual Conference

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions is coordinating a session for the AMIA Annual Conference which will take place during November 2007 in Rochester, New York. The session is based on the premise that assessing audiovisual signals stored on magnetic media has proven […]

AVPS Invited to Join the Advisory Board for the Recently Launched NYU Preservation Department Assessment Project Funded by the Mellon Foundation

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

AVPS was asked to join the advisory board for the NYU Preservation Department Assessment Project due to our experience with assessing dynamic objects (audiovisual media and content) and for our perspective on the landscape of current assessment projects and technologies. […]