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mediapreservation has written 36 posts for media preservation

Job Posting: Indiana University Media Preservation Specialist

Indiana University is hiring a Media Preservation Specialist to work on its Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative. To find out more or to apply, use the link below and enter the position number (9941) https://jobs.iu.edu 9941 – Media Preservation Specialist, UITS The Indiana University Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI) seeks a qualified professional to support its … Continue reading

Indiana University’s Time-Based Media Digitization Project

On Tuesday, October 1, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced a comprehensive time-based media* digitization project during his State of the University address. According to President McRobbie, the goal of this initiative is to “digitize, preserve and make universally available by IU’s Bicentenary (consistent with copyright or other legal restrictions) all of the time-based … Continue reading

Digitization and the Preservation of Knowledge

Below is an excerpt from Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie’s State of the University address, delivered Tuesday, October 1, 2013. This excerpt discusses the time-based media digitization project highlighted in the following post. Digitization and the Preservation of Knowledge “For over 25 centuries, the great universities of the world have always had three fundamental … Continue reading

The AV Artifact Atlas: Two Years In

Two summers ago, the team at the Stanford Media Preservation Lab (SMPL) decided something needed to be done about the lack of shared terminology surrounding audio-visual “artifacts” found in reformatted media. We had our own ideas of what artifacts looked and sounded like based on our own experiences, but we were not convinced there was … Continue reading

New York University Libraries: Looking Forward, Looking Back

Last fall, I returned to New York University to take on the role of managing the film, video, and audio preservation program within NYU Libraries. Previously, I had served as a graduate student worker in the preservation media labs while attending the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Master’s program, so in many ways it … Continue reading

Moving Image Digitization in the Real World

Two of my favorite moments at work are when I confirm that the regular UPS visit just picked up a shipment of tapes going to the vendor and when I receive a package from the vendor—the hard drive with files from tapes sent previously. Yes, I send tapes, and in a couple of weeks I … Continue reading

Moving Beyond Band-Aids at Berea College

This continues our series of guest posts from universities actively addressing media preservation issues.  The format distribution among Berea College’s 18,000 plus non-commercial audio and video holdings is about a third each, 1960s-1970s era open reel tapes and audio cassettes, and a final third divided about evenly between VHS and half-inch open reel video tapes … Continue reading

A Declaration of VHS Independence

[Author’s note: At last December’s Association of Moving Image Archivists conference in Seattle, Rachael Stoeltje graciously asked me to write a guest blog for IU’s Media Preservation Initiative about the Video At Risk project currently underway at NYU. Feeling a little overly-jingoistic, I did so on Inauguration Day 2013. In lieu of focusing on reformatting … Continue reading

The Library of Congress Unveils National Recording Preservation Plan

The Library of Congress today unveiled “The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan,” a blueprint for saving America’s recorded sound heritage for future generations. The congressionally mandated plan spells out 32 short- and long-term recommendations involving both the public and private sectors and covers infrastructure, preservation, access, education and policy strategies. The plan derived … Continue reading

On Addressing a White Elephant: Developing Audiovisual Preservation at the Cornell University Libraries

Since taking over management of the Digital Media Group at Cornell University Library in 2005, a/v has felt like my own personal white elephant in the room. I knew that at some point (always “very soon”) I was going to have to deal with it, but didn’t have the staffing, resources, or know-how to really … Continue reading

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