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AMIA Online - 3 webinars about preservation of audiovisual heritage

AMIA is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the preservation and use of moving image media. As the world’s largest association of professional media archivists, AMIA brings together a broad range of experts and institutions in a single forum to address the best ways to preserve our media heritage.

  AN INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL FORMATS 
AND STORAGE

This series focuses on digital file formats, storage, and transfer workflows. [Eight webinars]

  BEST PRACTICES FOR 
PERSONAL AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES

This series is directed to families and individuals with audiovisual collections they wish to preserve. [Two webinars]

  BEST PRACTICES FOR 
SMALL AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES

This series is directed to small institutions with audiovisual collections and limited staff. [Two webinars]


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NKU archivist receives state historical publication award : Northern Kentucky University - Archives for the Lay Person: a Guide to Managing Cultural Collections

NKU archivist receives state historical publication award : Northern Kentucky University - Archives for the Lay Person: a Guide to Managing Cultural Collections | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"NKU archivist Lois Hamill will receive a 2013 Kentucky History Award for her book, Archives for the Lay Person: a Guide to Managing Cultural Collections, during a ceremony on Friday in Frankfort.

The book offers a practical guide to the most common functions for managing historical content, including photographs, paper records, audio and video material and digital files.

"I am excited about receiving the Kentucky History Award for both the professional recognition it represents and the visibility I hope it brings to the book," Hamill said. "My goal now is to get the information in my book into the hands of the people who can benefit from it. I'm hoping more people will examine the book as a result of winning this award." 

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Preserving analog films and music at the Library of Congress - The Verge

Preserving analog films and music at the Library of Congress - The Verge | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Preserving analog films and music at the Library of Congress
The Verge
Libraries preserve and circulate more than just books, and the Library of Congress is no exception.

Glenn Fleishman tours the facility.

Video here: http://www.loc.gov/avconservation/packard/

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World Day for AudioVisual Heritage on 27 Oct | IASA

World Day for AudioVisual Heritage on 27 Oct | IASA | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"UNESCO declared October 27 as the World Day for AV Heritage to raise awareness of the significance of AV documents and to draw attention to the need to safeguard them. Every year, activities are organized by different institutions worldwide around a theme to drum up interest in the event."

 

"The theme for 2012 is:
“Audiovisual heritage memory? the clock is ticking”


"Events being organised worldwide to mark the day in 2012 are listed on the site" http://www.iasa-web.org/world-day-audiovisual-heritage

 


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The television archive:'We do have some old tapes, but not many' - Irish Times

The television archive:'We do have some old tapes, but not many' - Irish Times | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Irish Times: The television archive:'We do have some old tapes, but not many'

 

THIRTY MEMBERS of staff work specifically in the television library and archives at RTÉ.

"Nowadays, the approach to archiving is very different, and RTÉ is continually looking at ways to present its archives to the public.

There is a selection of material on its website, arranged both by themes and chronology: see rte.ie/laweb.

Throughout 2012 the station will be releasing selected archive programmes to Real Player."

 

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UNESCO World Day for AudioVisual Heritage | International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives

UNESCO World Day for AudioVisual Heritage | International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

UNESCO declared October 27 as the World Day for AV Heritage to raise awareness of the significance of AV documents and to draw attention to the need to safeguard them. Every year, activities are organized by different institutions worldwide around a theme to drum up interest in the event.

See here for a message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO.

The main World Day for AV Heritage Site lists many 2011 events worldwide:
http://www.pia.gov.ph/wdavh2011/

 

This page lists some of the events being organised by IASA members to mark the day in 2011.

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The Reel Thing XXXV - technical symposium: Aug 20 -22 - call for papers

The Reel Thing XXXV - technical symposium: Aug 20 -22 - call for papers | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"...the 35th edition of the ongoing technical symposium, The Reel Thing, to take place in Los Angelesover the course of three days, August 20 – 22, 2015 including an opening night reception and screening on August 20. The event will take place at the Linwood Dunn Theater in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, 1313 Vine St., in Hollywood.

As with all editions of The Reel Thing, we focus on the wide range of critical issues facing archivists, technicians, asset managers and curators of image and sound in the current media/digital landscape. Problems and solutions involving digital creation workflows (2K/4K/6K/8K), data storage access and recovery, image scanning and recording, image resolution metrics, traditional video and audio preservation and restoration issues are topics of interest. Of particular interest are the preservation and archiving issues surrounding Digital Intermediate and Digital Production workflows for motion pictures and television/streaming. If you have been working in these or related areas of interest, we invite you to propose a presentation summarizing the technical, theoretical and practical facets of your work/"

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Video at Risk: Strategies for Preserving Commercial Video Collections in Research Libraries, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - New York University | Bobst Library: Current Preservation Department P...

For Research Library collections across the continent, physical degradation of the media housing valuable, unique, and out–of–print video material looms imminent. Across the board, there is a pressing need to reframe principles and practices in situations where risk is defined by scarcity, and reformatting by legal and practical processes is not yet illuminated by common or best practices.

This Mellon Foundation–funded collaborative study brings together New York University's Division of Libraries with the Moving Image Archiving & Preservation program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and the circulating media collections of the University of California, Berkeley and Loyola University New Orleans to collaboratively address these challenges. Additional project information, including Section 108 Copyright Guidelines, available here.

Digitizing Video for Long-term Preservation: An RFP Guide and Template -- now available

Working in collaboration with its academic partners and technical advisors, New York University is pleased to announce the release of a new publication. Digitizing Video for Long-term Preservation: An RFP Guide and Template is intended to take an institution step-by-step through the process of drafting a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the transfer of analog video -- specifically VHS -- to digital carriers for preservation. This template can be used by libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions and submitted to qualified transfer vendors.  PDF available here
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DIVArchive speeds content retrieval for The Netherlands Institute - Broadcast Engineering

DIVArchive speeds content retrieval for The Netherlands Institute - Broadcast Engineering | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

 

"The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NIBG) is using DIVArchive to archive A/V content that has been broadcast or scanned.

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NIBG) has installed DIVArchive to manage its broadcast and film files; manages 10 PB of DPX files and 6 PB of broadcast files.

The project includes the move all of its assets that are now archived at Ericsson (formerly Technicolor) into its new in-house digital archive."

 

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