METRO & MIAP Present: Digitizing Audiovisual Collections - To Outsource or Not To Outsource?

Speaker Chris Lacinak, Jonah Volk, & Julie May
Chris Lacinak, AudioVisual Preservation SolutionsChris Lacinak, founder of the New York-based consulting firm AudioVisual Preservation Solutions (AVPS), has spent years consulting with corporate, government, university and non-profit moving image and sound archives on a wide array of preservation and access issues. Mr. Lacinak has also been an Adjunct Professor for ...

Chris Lacinak, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions
Chris Lacinak, founder of the New York-based consulting firm AudioVisual Preservation Solutions (AVPS), has spent years consulting with corporate, government, university and non-profit moving image and sound archives on a wide array of preservation and access issues. Mr. Lacinak has also been an Adjunct Professor for New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Masters Program since 2005, and is an active advocate for the advancement of the field.

Jonah Volk, New York Public Library
Jonah Volk is the Media Preservation Coordinator for the New York Public Library's Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division, where he oversees the preservation of the Library's audio and moving image collections through both in-house labs and outside vendors. He graduated in 2010 from NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program and was an IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow at NYPL; he has also worked at NYU's Bobst Library in the Preservation and Digital Library Departments.

Julie May, Brooklyn Historical Society
Julie May is the Photo Archivist at Brooklyn Historical Society and is a senior member of the Library & Archives Staff with specific oversight of the Photography Collection. She manages the Collections Committee of the Board and Staff responsible for writing policies about collection management, determining the long-term stability of existing and future collections, and manages all incoming and outgoing loans. She oversees accessioning, processing, description, and digitization of all collections. She developed the Rights and Reproduction policy and procedures for providing digital surrogates and licensing of collection items and manages the digital assets created through these requests.  She earned an AAS in Applied Photographic Science at Rochester Institute of Technology, a BA in English Literature from Indiana University-Bloomington, and an MSILS with and Advanced Certificate in Archival Management at Pratt Institute.

Full Description

This event is co-sponsored by METRO and the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program at New York University. 

To outsource or not to outsource? With digitization no longer a question but a certainty now comes a whole new set of questions regarding how and where to digitize. This workshop illustrates the criteria one should use to determine when in-house digitization is appropriate for a collection, and how vendors should be vetted if outsourcing is deemed the best course.

Each speaker will present their own experience in digitizing a collection, the scope of their efforts, and the logistical process of determining their needs. Participants will then have the opportunity to apply the newly discussed criteria to real world collections chosen from those in attendance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to assess their institutional capabilities for digitization, and determine if it is worth investing in further capabilities or relying on vendors for more complex digitization
  • Participants will gain further insight into selecting appropriate vendors for their needs, as well as understanding how to communicate with vendors effectively.

Disclaimer:
Portions of this workshop will be videotaped. By registering to participate in this workshop, you grant METRO and MIAP the right to record and distribute through audio/video recording your image and/or comments or questions that may result from your participation.

This event is made possible with partial funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures. 

Organizer This event is co-sponsored by METRO & MIAP at NYU

When?

Wed, Oct. 2, 2013
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
USA