The Things We Do — Catalyst Item Level Inventory

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

I’m experimenting with a new series here, tentatively title The Things We Do. In part inspired by Kevin Driedger (got it right this time!) 5 Days of Preservation. In part inspired by the fact that my family hasn’t a clue of what I actually do with my life (besides rock).

And in part inspired b

New Catalyst Case Studies in Audiovisual Preservation

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

What happens to a collection when its sole caretaker is suddenly out of the picture and has left no documentation? This is an all too common occurrence with archival collections, and the problem is compounded with audiovisual collections where content may not be accessible and identifiable, producti

Catalyst Case Study #1 – Sudden Loss of Institutional Knowledge

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

What happens to a collection when its sole caretaker suddenly goes away? This case study examines such a situation and how the use of AVPreserve’s Catalyst inventory solution was used to document an audio collection in support of preservation planning. Download the first in a series of case studies

Catalyst Inventory Software

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Catalyst is an innovative method of creating item-level inventories of audiovisual collections. The process uses a team of photographers onsite to image each item in a collection, capturing all information-carrying sides of a cassette/reel/disk, its housing, and any paper inserts. The photos are upl


Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

AVCC is a set of forms and guidelines developed to enable efficient item-level cataloging of audiovisual collections. Each module (Audio, Video, Film) includes individualized data entry forms and reports that quantify information such as format types, base types, target format sizes, and other data