Libraries and archives increasingly need to manage locally-produced media content in born-digital form. In this context, 'locally' can account for audiovisual material that arrives from individuals or community groups as part of the normal collecting policies of the organization (video documentation of events, home movies), material produced by another unit of the parent organization (PR department, University television station), by volunteers participating in a program (oral history projects), or by individuals as part of an institutional requirement (thesis films).
Often the amount of content is daunting, and the sense of urgency for preservation overwhelming. Multiple speakers will provide examples of strategies for the ingest and management of important born-digital content, illustrating reasonably achievable processes for institutions with varying collections and resources.
Topics range from: offering advice to content contributors, lending high-quality equipment to content contributors, file structures and metadata for maintaining a collection, methods for providing access, and concerns about ensuring the longevity and integrity of these works.
- Participants will be equipped with multiple strategies for management and preservation of born digital collections.
- Participants will be able to identify preferred file formats for ingest which will provide standards for their respective collection.
- Participants will have more understanding regarding issues of longevity, integrity, and access of born-digital material which will inform the development of their own institutional strategies.
Please note that portions of this panel will be recorded on video. By registering to participate in this panel discussion, 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.
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