METRO and ART to Co-host Born Digital AV Workshop

METRO & Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan NY to Co-host "Born Digital AV" Workshop October 6, 2010

METRO and ART will welcome Chris Lacinak (Founder and President of Audiovisual Preservation Solutions) to the METRO Training Center October 6, 2010 (1-5pm) to lead a workshop on "Born Digital AV: A Primer for Archivists and Caretakers of Moving Image and Sound Collections." 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.

Registration for METRO, myMETRO, and ART members is $35, and $60 for non-members. Register for this workshop here. The METRO Training Center is located at 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor (between Broadway and University.

Jason Kucsma
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