What is the chemistry of digital preservation?

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

When we develop preservation strategies for paper-based materials an essential consideration is the underlying chemistry of the physical materials themselves. Paper is an organic compound, made of cellulose […]


Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Building on work originally begun by the Gates Archive, AVPreserve and the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries developed Exactly to meet the growing need for archives to acquire born digital content directly from donors and to begin the activities of establishing provenance and fixity early in the process of acquisition. Read more about how the Nunn Center is using Exactly here.

AVPS Makes the Rolling Stone

Monday, January 24th, 2011

AVPS President, Chris Lacinak was recently quoted in the Rolling Stone article “File Not Found: The Record Industry’s Digital Storage Crisis” (written by David Browne and published in the December 23, 2010-January 11, 2011 issue). Mr. Browne interviewed Chris as an expert reference in the area of di

Chris Lacinak to Speak at 80th Music Library Association Annual Meeting

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Philadelphia has become a popular destination for AVPS the past several months, what with all the conferences and marathons and such. The love continues (in a brotherly sort of way) at the upcoming Music Library Association Annual Meeting.

This 80th edition will take place February 9th-12th, 201

Barcode Scanners, MiniDV Decks, and the Migration of Digital Information from Analog Surfaces

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

by Dave Rice and Stefan Elnabli – October 28, 2010 Due to the susceptibility and challenges of both digital and analog carriers, data must be periodically moved from […]

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions — International JTS-Setters

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

The Joint Technical Symposium 2010, Digital Challenges and Digital Opportunities in Audiovisual Archiving, has kicked off in Oslo, Norway, and AVPS is there. David Rice and Chris Lacinak, […]

METRO and Archivists Roundtable Co-host “Born Digital AV” Workshop with Chris Lacinak

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Continuing the AVPS commitment to education and community participation, Chris Lacinak will be conducting the workshop “Born Digital AV: A Primer for Archivists and Caretakers of Moving Image […]

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 […]

Collaborations in Conserving Time Based Art Colloquium

Friday, March 19th, 2010

It is widely understood that the special challenges of conserving film, video, computer-based, and interactive art demand collaborative efforts—shared responsibility among a wide array of disciplines. Over the […]

AVPS Presenting at ALA Midwinter 2010

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Chris Lacinak will be addressing the Digital Conversion Interest Group at the American Library Association’s 2010 Midwinter Meeting in Boston this Saturday. Chris will speak on issues around […]