Born-Digital Audiovisual Workshop, October 6

Fall 2010 Educational Workshops

Born-Digital AV: A Primer for Archivists and Caretakers of Moving Image and Sound Collections

Co-sponsored with the Metropolitan New York Library Council.

Date: October 6, 2010

Time: 1-5pm

Location: Metropolitan New York Library Council, 57 East 11th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10003-4605

Instructor: Chris Lacinak, President, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions; Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Masters Program.

This workshop is designed as a hands-on primer to introduce archivists and caretakers of digital file-based moving image and sound collections to utilities and processes that will help them perform routine archival tasks in the file-based domain. Activities will include: creating and validating checksums; entering, editing, reviewing, parsing and using embedded metadata; identifying file characteristics and attributes; discussion of wrappers and codecs, and discussion of obsolescence monitoring and normalization.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:

1. Learn how to perform routine archival tasks in the digital file-based domain.

2. Gain a basic working knowledge of digital files to enable better communication with other stakeholders in the digital object’s lifecycle.

Members of ART are eligible for a $25 discount off the non-member rate. Register here.

Chris Lacinak, founder of the New York based consulting firm AudioVisual Preservation Solutions (AVPS), has spent years consulting with corporate, government, university and non-profit moving image and sound archives on a wide array of preservation and access issues. Recent clients include the Museum of Modern Art, United Nations, Library of Congress, Stanford University, HBO, and WITNESS. Mr. Lacinak has been an Adjunct Professor for New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Masters Program since 2005. As an advocate for the advancement of the field, he also lectures, sits on advisory boards, chairs committees and is active in standards forming and relevant organizations including the Association for Moving Image Archivist (AMIA), Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), and the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
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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