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BIBFRAME AV Assessment: Technical, Structural, and Preservation Metadata

Friday, January 8th, 2016

This report presents the findings of a study conducted by Bertram Lyons and Kara Van Malssen of AVPreserve, on behalf of the Library of Congress, to evaluate the existing […]

BIBFRAME AV Modeling Study: Defining a Flexible Model for Description of Audiovisual Resources

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Lead by Kara Van Malssen, AVPreserve completed this report, commissioned by the BIBFRAME team within the Network Development and Standards Office at the Library of Congress, to evaluate the content […]

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

Digital Prevalence v Digital Persistence

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

All -philes are a bit odd, but I’ve always thought of audiophiles as the mad scientists of the preservation world.

A Distended Note on the Vagaries of Access and Preservation

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Personally I wouldn’t really want to rely on that scratched up copy of The Gods Must Be Crazy IV: Crazy in Hong Kong or a variable quality, cut-up YouTube version of Teen Witch as the sole formats to maintain my cultural heritage.

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.

Library of Congress Releases 2009 National Film Registry

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

While you were busy comparison shopping between a Kindle and a Nook this past month, paper books were still being published, including Daniel Eagan’s America’s Film Legacy: The […]

Top 10 Library of Congress Subject Headings Added in the Aughts

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Though The Library of Congress Subject Headings and similar stricter taxonomies have gotten a bad rap from the tagging / folksonomy crowd, there is something necessary and wonderful […]

AVPS Works with Library of Congress in Developing the Library’s National Recorded Sound Preservation Plan

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Among the directives in Congressional legislation establishing the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board in 2000 are mandates requiring the Board to conduct a national study of […]

Access Qualities

Friday, October 16th, 2009

One of the things that drove me into the field of archiving and preservation was this strong feeling that all people deserve equal access to information, culture, and education. Impossible? Maybe. Can I do something to increase access just a little bit more? Yes.