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Applying Digital Preservation Standards for Assessment and Planning

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

In this presentation, Bertram Lyons demonstrates a methodology for employing the ISO 16363 standard for Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Repositories as a tool that can be used to […]

BIBFRAME AV Assessment: Technical, Structural, and Preservation Metadata

Friday, January 8th, 2016

This report presents the findings of a study conducted by Bertram Lyons and Kara Van Malssen of AVPreserve, on behalf of the Library of Congress, to evaluate the existing […]

My Digitization Vendor Always Sends .md5 Files As Part Of Their Deliverables

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

A file’s checksum is a specially generated hash based on a computation of all of the individual bytes that make up the file. A variety of algorithms exist […]

Reading In: Analyzing Embedded Metadata in Digital Images

Monday, July 6th, 2015

When the news came out about accused South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof’s website and the photographs that had been posted there, I visited the site and downloaded […]

AVPreserve Crew at SAA 2014

Monday, August 4th, 2014

AVPreserve consultants Josh Ranger, Bert Lyons, and Rebecca Chandler will be attending and participating in next week’s Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

On Tuesday, Josh will be presenting on our Cost of Inaction Calculator at the Research Forum, which always bring

Mapping Standards for Richer Assessments: NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation and ISO 16363:2012

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The basis of Bertram Lyons’ panel presentation at Digital Preservation 2014. To date, the difficulty and high bar of doing an internal assessment as a Trusted Digital Repository has created a hurdle to the ability of organizations to track or rank their progress towards digital preservation standard

AVPreserve at Digital Directions, DigPres14

Monday, July 21st, 2014

The AVPreserve team will be busy next week at bi-coastal digital preservation events. Consultant Rebecca Chandler is an invited speaker at the Northeast Document Conservation Center’s Digital Directions conference in Portland, Oregon. Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital

Two Open-Source Tools for Digital Asset Metadata Management

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

In today’s world of digital information, previously disparate archival practices are converging around the need to manage collections at the item level. Media collections require a curatorial approach that demand archivists know certain information about every single object in their care for purpo