METRO to Host IMAP Workshop on Digital Preservation for Videotape

Through a co-sponsoring partnership with Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP), METRO is pleased to announce a new one-day workshop on Digital Preservation for Videotape. Details are below, and interested readers can register here.

Digital Preservation for Videotape
Monday, June 6, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If content on analog videotape is to survive for the long term, the tapes must be digitized – moved from the 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 of the valuable video content. Workshop topics include: basic digital file creation, preservation and access file formats and codecs, software, storage and trusted digital repositories, workflows for digitization, and technical and preservation metadata. In addition, participants will examine case studies of small and large-scale digitization projects in order to understand real-world applications of principles introduced in the workshop.

Presenter: Linda Tadic consults and lectures in areas of digital asset management, audiovisual and digital preservation, and metadata. She is Executive Director of the Audiovisual Archive Network (, and an adjunct professor in New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate degree program, teaching two core courses: Collection Management, and Access to Moving Image Collections. Ms. Tadic’s over 25 years experience working with and managing audiovisual, digital, and broadcasting collections includes the positions of Manager of the Digital Library at Home Box Office (HBO), and Director of the Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia. She is the past Director of Operations for ARTstor.

Workshop location:
METRO Training Center (4th Floor)
57 E. 11th Street New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 228--‐2320

Workshop fee and registration
$100 IMAP and METRO members
$150 non-members
$50 artists and students
Pre‐payment is required with registration.
Space is limited.

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