DIGITAL PRESERVATION FOR VIDEO and DIGITAL PRESERVATION FOR AUDIO
November 1-2, 2013
10 AM – 4 PM
Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 S. Hull Street
Athens, Georgia 30602
DIGITAL PRESERVATION FOR VIDEO
If content on videotape is to survive for the long term, tapes must be digitized: moved from unstable magnetic media on which the content is currently held, into the digital realm where—in theory—they can be preserved indefinitely and migrated forward as files rather than physical objects. Digitization, however, means more than simply selecting a destination file format. It requires a series of decisions that will determine the long-term viability of files created—and thus the fate of the valuable video content. This workshop will help participants understand the multiple factors that must be considered in developing a successful video digitization program.
Workshop topics include:
- Basic digital file creation
- Preservation and access file formats and codecs
- Software for file creation and playback
- Storage options
- Workflows for digitization
In addition, participants will examine case studies of small and large-scale digitization project in order to understand real-world applications of principles introduced in the workshop.
DIGITAL PRESERVATION FOR AUDIO
Many library and archival collections contain a wide array of audio materials, ranging from lacquer discs to multiple of tape and cassette formats. All are now faced with the increasing rarity of playback machines and the expertise needed to maintain them. Moreover, magnetic media is especially prone to physical degradation over time—degradation that can be very difficult to detect until a tape is played back. CD’s are also subject to rapid degradation and decay. This workshop is aimed at artists, archivists, and librarians who are tasked with the care of audio materials in their collections with the goal of helping them make the right choices for long-term preservation.
Workshop topics include:
- Identifying audio disc and tape formats
- Collection inspection, survey, and triage
- Proper storage for magnetic and optical media
- Determining preservation and access file formats
- Quality control and relations with outside digitization vendors
INSTRUCTOR Jeff Martin is a 2005 graduate of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation MA program, and recipient of a post-graduate research fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution in 2007. Other recent projects include assessment of audiovisual materials in the archive of Nam June Paik, as well as collection care projects for the Seattle Art Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. In April 2012, he organized the symposium TechFocus II: Caring For Film and Slide Installation Art, at the Hirshhorn. He supervised preservation content for the online Media Art Resource developed by Electronic Arts Intermix, and IMAP—Independent Media Arts Preservation. He currently serves as IMAP’s Executive Director.
IMAP Members: $100
Artists and Students: $50
IMAP Members: $175
Artists & Students: $75