Unix Commands and Batch Processing for the Reluctant Librarian or Archivist

Speaker Anthony Cocciolo
Anthony Cocciolo is an Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, where his research and teaching are in the areas of digital archives, moving image and sound archives, and digital libraries.  He completed his doctorate from the Communication, Computing, Technology in Education program at Teachers College, ...

Anthony Cocciolo is an Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, where his research and teaching are in the areas of digital archives, moving image and sound archives, and digital libraries.  He completed his doctorate from the Communication, Computing, Technology in Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University, and undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside.  Prior to Pratt, he was the Head of Technology for the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, Columbia University. 

Full Description

Please note: Because this workshop is being offered at a reduced price through special grant funding to support local collecting institutions, registration will be limited to those currently working in not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect, and make available historical records. Also, only one representative from each institution will be admitted, so please coordinate registrations accordingly. Payment will be required upon registration. Your registration will not be considered valid until payment has been submitted.

The Unix environment offers librarians and archivists high-quality tools for quickly transforming born-digital and digitized assets, such as resizing videos, creating access copies of digitized photos, and making fair-use reproductions of audio recordings. These tools, such as ffmpeg, lame, sox, and ImageMagick, can apply one or more manipulations to digital assets without the need to manually process individual items, which can be error prone, time consuming, and tedious. This hands-on class will guide participants through getting started in using the Unix environment to take advantage of these tools for batch processing. 

No knowledge of Unix/Linux is required to attend, but participants should be familiar with a modern computer operating system (e.g., MS Windows, Mac OSX).

This workshop is based on the article by the same name, featured inCode4Lib Journal (2014, Issue 23).  Participants are encouraged to read the article before attending the workshop: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/9158.


This event was made possible with funds from the Documentary Heritage Program of the New York State Archives, a program of the New York State Education Department.

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

When?

Tue, May. 27, 2014
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003