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Using Data to Advocate for the Preservation of Audiovisual Collections

Using Data to Advocate for the Preservation of Audiovisual Collections

By Alison Reppert Gerber, Kira Sobers

This webinar explains how data from a four-year project to survey and assess audiovisual collections across the Smithsonian Institution is being used to advance the preservation of those materials on a pan-institutional level.

File: video, 54 minutes   Topics: Works in Progress, Archives and Special Collections, AV Materials

Approaches to Processing Audiovisual Archives for Improved Access and Preservation Planning

Approaches to Processing Audiovisual Archives for Improved Access and Preservation Planning (video)

By Emily Vinson

This webinar explains University of Houston’s “enhanced for A/V” minimal processing mindset utilized to survey all A/V materials held by UH Special Collections, and ongoing efforts to create a standard practice for A/V materials in archival collections as they are acquired to ensure proper storage. The webinar concludes with a discussion of the impact this approach has had on continuing efforts to preserve and make available A/V collections at UH.

File: video, 57 minutes   Topics: Archives and Special Collections, Works in Progress, Topics, AV Materials