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May 2013

AVPreserve at NYAC 2013

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AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak will be chairing a panel at the upcoming New York Archives Conference to be held June 5th-7th in Brookville, New York. NYAC provides an opportunity for archivists, records managers, and other collection caretakers from across the state to further their education, s

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AVPreserve Welcomes Alex Duryee

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AVPreserve is pleased to welcome Alex Duryee to our team. Alex is a 2012 MLIS graduate from Rutgers University with a specialization in Digital Libraries and comes to us from Rhizome where he worked on the preservation of net- and disc-based artworks. Experienced in web archiving, data preservation,

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BWF MetaEdit Version 1.3 Released

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AVPreserve is pleased to announce the release of BWF MetaEdit Version 1.3 on May 9th for free download through Sourceforge http://sourceforge.net/projects/bwfmetaedit/. BWF MetaEdit is an open source desktop tool developed by the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) with supp

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AVPreserve at PASIG 2013

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AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak and Senior Consultant Kara Van Malssen have been invited to speak at this week’s meeting of the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) May 22-24 in Washington DC. PASIG is self-described as an “independent, community-led meeting providing a forum

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How Do Archives Measure Up?

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Ask any archivist — or most anyone for that matter — what the importance of historical materials held by archives is and they will likely tell you that it is so large it is immeasurable, assuming that that is true and flattering. True, yes, to a degree, but definitely not flattering. In fact, that

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Chris Lacinak Presenting At ARSC 2013

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AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak will be attending and presenting on a panel at the 2013 Association for Recorded Sound Collections annual conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri May 15th-18th. Kansas City is one of our favorite American cities, and its deep ties to the history of Jazz and

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Ray Harryhausen Is Cinema To Me

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Ray Harryhausen is cinema to me.

I use the term cinema and associate it with him because my love of the moving image was not forged in theaters but on UHF and early cable television. When I was 5 years old I was semi-disappointed one day when I thought I heard my mom say The Birds was on TV that

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