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AVP Webinar Series: Fixity

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

This is the recording of an AVPreserve webinar given on the topic of the Fixity application by Amy Rudersdorf on February 8th, 2017. Webinar description: How do you […]

AVP Webinar Series: AVCC

Friday, January 27th, 2017

This is the recording of an AVPreserve webinar given on the topic of the AVCC application by Rebecca Chandler on January 27th, 2017. For organizations planning preservation work with their audiovisual materials but are confronted with little or no quantitative data about their collection, we invite you to join us for a look the inventory tool, AVCC. An open source web application, AVCC was developed to enable collaborative, efficient item-level cataloging of audiovisual collections.

AVP Webinar Series: Exactly

Friday, January 20th, 2017

This is the recording of an AVPreserve webinar given on the topic of our Exactly tool by Chris Lacinak on January 19th, 2017. For organizations challenged by remotely and safely transferring born-digital material from a sender to a recipient, we invite you to join our workshop on Exactly.

Exactly

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Building on work originally begun by the Gates Archive, AVPreserve and the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries developed Exactly to meet the growing need for archives to acquire born digital content directly from donors and to begin the activities of establishing provenance and fixity early in the process of acquisition. Read more about how the Nunn Center is using Exactly here.

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 […]

Preservation Fragments #1

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Obsolescence and Our Relationship with the Material There are many reasons things end. Many of those reasons are not bad. Change is the nature of existence, the nature […]

Make It Happen

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Now is the time. If you think about it, really, the crisis is over. The issued have been identified and sufficiently fretted over. It is time to act to unhide audiovisual collections, to reformat them, and to move ahead with good digital preservation practices in place.

Estimating Duration of Open Reel Audio

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

UPDATE: Find a simple Excel spreadsheet Duration Calculator here. One of the biggest pains of trying to gain intellectual control over physical AV collections is determining the duration […]

Making African Academic Resources Accessible

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Audiovisual preservation is a global concern. Yes, there is very much a local or personal flavor to it, with the widespread existence of regional archives, historical societies, institutional collections, and oral histories or homes movies well beyond large research repositories. However, when we lo

The Cost of Inaction: A New Model and Application

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Physical audiovisual media collections are at risk for extreme levels of loss if action is not taken to preserve them in the next 10-15 years. Most archives are well aware of this critical issue, but are unable to move forward with preservation projects because it is difficult to quantify the intell