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Digital Preservation Standards: Using ISO 16363 for assessment

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

This presentation, given by Amy Rudersdorf at the 2016 American Library Association’s Preservation Administrator’s Interest Group meeting, provides a higher level discussion of the use of standards for […]

The proof is in the standards pudding

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

There are a lot of numbers in this post. This song by Kraftwerk might be useful: “Pocket Calculator.” We talk a lot about assessment in the digital preservation […]

Applying Digital Preservation Standards for Assessment and Planning

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

In this presentation, Bertram Lyons demonstrates a methodology for employing the ISO 16363 standard for Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Repositories as a tool that can be used to […]

Library of Congress Releases AVPreserve’s New BIBFRAME Report On Technical Metadata For Audiovisual Resources

Friday, January 8th, 2016

AVPreserve is happy to announce the release of the results of our recent study (on behalf of the Library of Congress) of technical metadata for Audiovisual resources in the context of […]

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

Barcode Scanners, MiniDV Decks, and the Migration of Digital Information from Analog Surfaces

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

by Dave Rice and Stefan Elnabli – October 28, 2010 Due to the susceptibility and challenges of both digital and analog carriers, data must be periodically moved from […]

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.

Making a Better Good Enough

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

But this should not lead to a defeatist attitude; we should continue to take our higher responsibilities and standards seriously. This is why I say we do The Best Option at the Time, not Good Enough, because the ethics and standards of our field should not allow us to settle.

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.

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 […]