METRO and ART to Co-Host Born Digital AV Workshop

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.