AVPS Participating In AMIA Conference In St. Louis Nov. 4-7, 2009

August 26, 2009

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions is pleased to be contributing to the advancement of archive community knowledge afforded by participation in three panels at the annual conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) being held in St. Louis, Missouri this November.

The three sessions that we will be chairing and presenting at are as follows:

  • Harnessing Collective Knowledge: Three Case Studies of New Collaborative Tools

Chris Lacinak (AVPS), Richard Wright (PrestoSpace), Mick Newnham (National Library of Australia)

A discussion and viewing of three new exciting projects – PrestoSpace’s wiki, National Library of Australia’s Mediapedia, and AudioVisual Preservation Solutions’ CEDAR – each of which provides open, collaborative, online resources that harness the expertise within the community through the use of centralized sites.

  • Accessioning and Managing File-Based Born Digital Content

Chris Lacinak (AVPS), Grace Lile (WITNESS), Brian Hoffman (NYU), Dirk Van Dall (Broadway Video)

This session brings four experts and two case studies to the table to offer insights into the challenges that born digital file based video brings to your archive and offers strategies for managing it.

  • Digitizing 102: Video Digitization Workflows and Challenges

David Rice (AVPS), Angelo Sacerdote (Bay Area Video Coalition), Skip Elsheimer (A/V Geeks LLC)

This session is a primer on the planning process for video digitization projects. It will examine case studies for working with damaged or ‘not-to-spec’ materials, address documentation practices for preservation workflow, and stress how to perform quality control on the process and the results.

Please join us!  We hope to see you there.
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