Embedded Metadata in WAVE Files

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Metadata is an integral component of digital preservation and an essential part of a digital object. Files without appropriate metadata lack the basic means required for computing systems and humans to understand, interpret, or manage them. Effectively, there is no preservation or meaningful access

A Primer on Codecs for Moving Image and Sound Archives

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

10 Recommendations for Codec Selection and Management The increasing number of digital objects under our guardianship as archivists will require a greater convergence between IT and archival knowledge […]

Top 10 Media Preservation Related Standards Established in the Aughts

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Archivists have to know a lot. Probably a lot more small details than any one person can keep in mind. (Do you have all of the Kodak edge codes memorized?) Standards, guidelines, and best practices provide necessary reference and give a structure to our work that we need.

Top 10 Media Preservation Related Texts Published in the Aughts

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

The texts below contain words enough, so I’ll try not to add more to your burden. Criteria called for something more than articles, though not necessarily books; something […]

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions (AVPS) Announces Release of DV Technical Quality Control and Reporting Tool at No Cost

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions, , a New York City Based AV preservation consulting firm has today officially released software called “DV Analyzer” which will assist audiovisual preservationists and archivists […]

AVPS contributes to the Newly Launched Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) Online Preservation Resource

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

When AVPS was asked to contribute to the Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) online preservation resource by bringing clarity to the client/preservation vendor relationship, we gladly accepted. The client/vendor […]