A Comparison of Inventory & Assessment Tools

AVPreserve has developed or contributed to the development of several tools for the inventory, assessment, and preservation prioritization of physical audiovisual materials, ranging in approach from collection level or format level analysis down to item level cataloging and selection. Primary among these are three tools: MediaScore and MediaRivers from Indiana University, our Catalyst inventory tool, and the AVCC inventory and planning tool. The approach one takes in such preservation efforts and the tools one might use depend on the scope of collections, the budgets and staffing available, and the end goals of the project. This spreadsheet presents a comparative analysis of the tools available on our site to help you determine which one might be right for your collection. Visit our tools page for access to the applications themselves.