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 […]

Your Inaccessible, Undocumented Collection Is Not Used & Therefore Has No Value

Monday, September 28th, 2015

No, A/V is not the challenge. The challenge is how A/V materials have been managed in archives. The challenges are not inherent. The challenges have been embedded…

For God’s Sake, Stop Digitizing Paper

Monday, August 25th, 2014

We are all aware of the expectation from the general public that EverythingEver is digitized and available online already. This is of course frustrating because, 1) when presented […]

Archival Management System (AMS)

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The Archival Management System (AMS) is a multi-functional tool that supports management of the digitization workflow, especially useful for projects involving multiple departments or organizations. Existing functions in this open source software include: 1) Aggregation and normalization or refineme

Guide to Developing a Request for Proposal for the Digitization of Video (and More)

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Clear articulation and understanding of goals and specifications is essential to ensuring the success of any project. Whether performing digitization work in-house or using a vendor, a statement of work or request for proposal serves as the foundation of the project. This resource is intended to gui

Preservation of Audiotape & the Dolby Noise Reduction System

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

An online introduction to the concepts and application of Dolby Noise Reduction. Misapplication of noise reduction can have a highly deleterious effect on the quality and integrity of audio recordings, thus an understanding of the system and use of the correct Dolby settings during playback and refo


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

Project Outsourcing: Navigating Through the Client/Vendor Relationship to Achieve Your Project Goals

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

A guide and checklist to help clients successfully work with vendors