A Night with NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation

A Night with NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program

Monday, March 22, 2010

This month’s meeting focuses on moving image materials in all their diversity. From film reels to digital video, the MIAP program at New York University has the bases covered. Come hear about what’s new from the experts who help us to navigate the complex and fascinating world of moving pictures.

Professor Dan Streible will talk about orphan film preservation and access, focusing on on-going projects with local repositories for the upcoming Orphan Film Symposium, held this year in New York from April 7-10 (please visit http://www.nyu.edu/orphanfilm/ for further information).

MIAP student Joseph Gallucci will report on a video preservation project recently undertaken by Prof. Mona Jimenez’s students for the Latin American Video Archives. The presentation will be used as a springboard to discuss issues pertinent to the preservation of magnetic media, including storage methods, tape decomposition and signal loss, and current best practices for analog video preservation workflows.

Professor Mona Jimenez will talk about saving digital video. Instead of boxes full of videotapes, archives will soon be acquiring hard drives or DVDs with video files. What is the production process for digital video, what challenges does it present for archives, and what are some of the

evolving best practices for saving digital video?

Joseph Gallucci is a second-year graduate student in the MIAP program. He has previously worked for the Fales Library and Special Collections at NYU, and has interned at the Pacifica Radio Archives, the Women’s Film Preservation Fund, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Anthology Film Archives and Andrea Rosen Gallery. He is currently completing his Master’s thesis on the born-digital working files of the artist Jeremy Blake.

Mona Jimenez is an Associate Arts Professor and Associate Director in NYU’s graduate program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation. Her focus is on the preservation of independently produced video and digital media. She has consulted extensively on preservation projects with public television stations, community media stations, museums, libraries, archives and artist spaces, and for the past two years has led teams of moving image archivists to work with audiovisual collections in Ghana.

Dan Streible is an associate professor of cinema studies at NYU and associate director of its MIAP program. He directs the Orphan Film Symposium, a biennial gathering of scholars, archivists, curators, and artists devoted to neglected films. He is author of Fight Pictures: A History of Boxing and Early Cinema (University of California Press, 2008) and co-editor of the forthcoming reader Learning with the Lights Off: A Reader in Educational Film (Oxford University Press).

Date: Monday, March 22, 2010

Place: New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway Room 674. Manhattan.

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm Social

6:30 – 8:00 pm Program

Subway Directions: Astor Place 6 train or the 8th Street R and W trains.

Fee: FREE to members of the Archivists Round Table and faculty, staff, and students of New York

University’s Tisch School of the Arts, MIAP Program.

$6 admission for all others

RSVP: To Jenny Swadosh by Monday, March 15, 2010 jennyswadosh@gmail.com. Please provide first and last name and institutional affiliation within body of message. Please also let us know if this is your first meeting or if you are a new ART member. Please be sure that you can attend before responding.

NOTE: Space is limited. Priority will be given to NYART members who were placed on a waiting list for the February meeting.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017


Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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