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

New Paper on Embedded Metadata

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Newly available on our Papers and Presentations page is AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak’s paper Embedded Metadata in WAVE Files: A Look Inside Issues and Tools. Embedded metadata is crucial to managing digital assets, supporting activities as varied as making it easy to find and listen to music i

Embedded Metadata in WAVE Files: A Look Inside Issues and Tools

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Embedded metadata is a key component of managing digital files, providing information on correct presentation, source of the file, rights, and other information which supports findability, access, authentication, preservation, and more. This paper discusses the concept and uses of embedded metadata

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

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

A Primer on the Use of TimeReference: A field in the bext chunk of BWF files

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

This presentation addresses the typical questions that arise from embedded metadata implementers regarding the role, technicalities and value of the TimeReference field in the bext chunk of BWF files. This mostly visual presentation is a practical primer for everyone from engineers to archivists and

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

FADGI Announces Release of BWF MetaEdit

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) officially announced the release of the BWF MetaEdit tool today. AVPS was honored to be a part of developing this powerful […]


Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Of course, living in a Northwest logging town, it wasn’t as if there were regular Russian classes available, so I turned to the only resource I knew — the children’s section at the County Library.