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

National Archives Announce Release of AVI MetaEdit, Other Resources

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) recently announced the public release of several tools related to metadata for digitized video, including AVI MetaEdit, reVTMD, and development of integration with the existing tool MediaInfo. Of primary concern in the development of the resour

Chris Lacinak Addressing 131st Audio Engineering Society Convention

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

AVPS Founder and President Chris Lacinak will be co-presenting the workshop “Got Metadata? Historical, Cultural, and Future Issues of Information Association for Archiving Audio Materials” at the 131st Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention taking place in New York this week. Along with workshop

Chris Lacinak Published in IASA Journal

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

AVPS President Chris Lacinak’s article “Embedded metadata in WAVE files: a look inside issues and tools” hit the street (and the information superhighway) today in the newest International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Journal (No 37, July 2011). A PDF version of the article and jour

FADGI Audio-Visual Working Group Guidelines: Audio Digitization System Performance

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is a governmental interagency activity that draws participants from the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Libraries of Medicine and Agriculture, Voice of America, an

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 […]

AVPS Goes Marching in to ARSC 2010

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions founder and president Chris Lacinak will be representing AVPS at the 44th Annual Association for Recorded Sound Collections Conference in New Orleans, May 19th-22nd. Friday […]

Digital Audio Interstitial Errors

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

The reality is that every system is vulnerable to this type of error regardless of its cost. And no matter how small the error, it is not an acceptable occurrence in a preservation transfer. The nature of digital interstitial errors makes them very difficult to identify using currently available methods and tools, and the truth is that they are often missed and overlooked. In short, the community needs better tools to identify and respond to errors such as these.