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Third annual AV Archives Night Shines the Spotlight on Southern US

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Join AVPreserve for the third annual AV Archives Night, coinciding with the Society of American Archivists annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The event, a night of movies and […]

AV Archives Night 2016: Call for submissions

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

  Following on the success of AV Archives Nights in 2014 and 2015, AVPreserve announces the third annual AV Archives Night to take place at the Society of […]

Estimating Duration of Open Reel Audio

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

UPDATE: Find a simple Excel spreadsheet Duration Calculator here. One of the biggest pains of trying to gain intellectual control over physical AV collections is determining the duration […]

interstitial

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

interstitial is a tool designed to detect dropped samples in audio digitization processes. These dropped samples are caused by fleeting interruptions in the hardware/software pipeline on a digital audio workstation. The interstitial tool Follows up on our work with the Federal Agencies Digitization

BWF MetaEdit

Monday, March 11th, 2013

BWF MetaEdit is a free, open source tool that supports embedding, validating, and exporting of metadata in Broadcast WAVE Format (BWF) files. BWF MetaEdit is available for download at SourceForge and was developed by the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative to support its guideline fo

How Necessary Is Rehousing Archival Audio & Video?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

When I was first out of school I interviewed for a project archivist position with a long-standing acting school in New York. The interview was with the director of the school who, to understate it, was somewhat dramatic, and the whole thing felt more like an audition than an interview. It even star

Is the Product of Less Process Sufficient for Audiovisual Collections?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Greene and Meissner’s “More Product, Less Process” is both an inspiration to me and one of the banes of my existence. As I’m sure many archivists feel, it’s refreshing to hear an approach to collection processing that is pragmatic and takes into account the realities of the time and person

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 […]

Why I Won’t Be Using The Word Archive Anymore

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

A segment on a recent episode of Radiolab discussed the work of experimental music composer William Basinski. As one line of exploration in the past, Basinski took classical or Muzak-type recordings, dubbed short sections of them and applied various distortions such as adjusting tape speed, and then

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