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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

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

Building Workflows: The AHEYM Project and DV Preservation

One of the goals for our current work on the IMPAC start-up project is to test proposed preservation workflows.  Fortunately, here at Indiana University, we aren’t starting with a blank canvas. As we argued in Meeting the Challenge of Media Preservation, not only do we have valuable material on the IU Bloomington campus at risk, but … Continue reading

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