Managing Digital Preservation Basics for Smaller Institutions

Speaker Kara Van Malssen
Kara Van Malssen focuses on helping organizations develop effective lifecycle management strategies to support long-term access and innovative use of audiovisual content. She specializes in digital asset management, metadata modeling and standards implementation, digital repository development, and disaster preparedness. Her past and continuing consultancies include organizations such as the Museum ...

Kara Van Malssen focuses on helping organizations develop effective lifecycle management strategies to support long-term access and innovative use of audiovisual content. She specializes in digital asset management, metadata modeling and standards implementation, digital repository development, and disaster preparedness. Her past and continuing consultancies include organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art, NPR, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Never one to sit still, Kara is active internationally as a trainer with ICCROM's Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections (SOIMA) initiative, for which she has taught in Brazil and India, and NYU's Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX) program, which has taken her on numerous visits to Ghana to conduct workshops. She is also co-chair of the Association of Moving Image Archivists' International Outreach Committee. Kara holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University.

Full Description
In smaller institutions with less IT support, archivists need to take a more active role in the care and management of digital materials. Though digital collections are presenting new challenges to traditional approaches of asset management and preservation, there are some simple steps that institutions can take to describe, manage, and preserve their digital collection.  This workshop introduces digital collection caretakers 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.

Who should attend:
Archivists, librarians, and collection managers who work in small institutions with file-based collections.  This workshop will primarily focus on audiovisual materials. Attendees should have a basic understanding of running applications, managing files, and differences between file formats.

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When?

Fri, Oct. 12, 2012
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States