Preservation of Audiovisual Materials
Preserving the investment of your audiovisual collections presents a unique challenge to libraries, archives and museums. The wide variety of A/V formats - videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture films, filmstrips, LPs CDs, and DVDs - require special attention to avoid deterioration from everything from daily use to storage problems.
This workshop covers:
* Identification of different audiovisual formats
* Causes of damage and deterioration
* How to minimize damage
* Proper storage, care and handling
* Repair and reformatting options
* Security of audiovisual media.
* Identify the major formats of audiovisual materials and their mechanisms of deterioration
* Design safe storage solutions for their audiovisual collections
* Prioritize collections for preservation action
* Apply some of the basic concepts of reformatting to their collections
Librarians, archivists, staff at cultural heritage institutions, and any individuals who are interested in learning how to preserve audio holdings (tapes, cassettes, and records) and video holdings (especially film and video tape) in their collections.
Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:
* Students will participate in class discussion and complete individual assignments.
* It is designed for individual participation<http://www.amigos.org/node/223>; each individual must register.
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This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
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Continuing Education Credit
As an IACET Authorized Provider, Amigos offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.<http://www.amigos.org/node/226>
Amigos Member Fee:
January 6 & 8, 2015, 1:30 - 3:30 PM CST (Register Now<http://www.amigos.org/civicrm/event/register?id=516&reset=1>)