Preserving the 20th Century:
California Preservation Survey of Moving Image and Recorded Sound
Presented by the California Preservation Program on behalf of the
California State Library
Current events of the 20th century were recorded on a wide array of
audiovisual media whose existence now is threatened by media
deterioration and equipment obsolescence. The California State
Library invites California institutions with audiovisual collections to
participate in a statewide survey to determine the collective scope
and scale of preservation needs as the first step toward development
of a California audiovisual preservation program.
Participation in the survey project includes attending a 1-day
workshop that focuses on:
* how to recognize preservation problems with your AV materials
* how to survey your collection using random sampling methods
* how to use Web-based survey software created for this survey project
* how to use the survey data to identify actions and set
priorities to preserve your own collection
* how to contribute your institution's data to the project to
be aggregated with data from other institutions statewide.
Following the workshop, participants will return to their
institutions to implement the survey for their own collection.
Participants' survey data will be aggregated in late April with a
final report expected in June 2007. Collection-specific data can be
used to support grant and fundraising efforts. Attendance at the
workshop is not required for survey project participation.
Barclay Ogden, Head of the Preservation Department at UC Berkeley,
and Director of the California Preservation Survey of
Moving Image and Recorded Sound Collections project
Snowden Becker, Audiovisual archivist and IMLS/Harrington Doctoral
Fellow in Preservation Administration at the University of Texas,
Austin, School of Information
Berkeley: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - Berkeley Public Library
Los Angeles: Thursday, March 15, 2007 - University of Southern
California, Doheny Memorial Library
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: No charge. Lunch not provided.
Registration: Pre-registration required and must be done online
only. Attendance limited to representatives of institutions able to
participate in the statewide survey. Please no more than two staff
per library or archive collection. Register online at:
For more information on the survey, contact Barclay Ogden
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