Digital preservation workshop for Videotape – NYC, June 6

Interesting workshop for you NYC folks.


Please share – for people who might be interested in videotape preservation.  
Linda Tadic, the trainer, is well-established as an expert and teacher in video preservation.

Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)
Presents a Workshop on
Digital Preservation for Videotape
Co-sponsored by The New York Metropolitan Library Council (METRO)

Monday, June 6, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If content on analog videotape is to survive for the long term, the tapes must be digitized–moved from the unstable magnetic media on which the content is currently held, into the digital realm where–in theory–they can be preserved indefinitely and migrated forward as files rather than physical objects.  Digitization, however, means more than simply selecting a destination file format.  It requires a series of decisions that will determine the long-term viability of files created–and thus of the valuable video content. Workshop topics include: basic digital file creation, preservation and access file formats and codecs, software, storage and trusted digital repositories, workflows for digitization, and technical and preservation metadata. In addition, participants will examine case studies of small and large-scale digitization projects in order to understand real-world applications of principles introduced in the workshop.

Workshop location:
METRO Training Center (4th Floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 228-2320

Workshop fee and registration
$100 IMAP and METRO members
$150 non-members
$50 artists and students
Pre-payment is required with registration. Space is limited.


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