A Race Against Time: Preserving Our Audiovisual Media

presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts


March 2 & 3, 2009 - Save the Date!

Cosponsored and hosted by the Harry Ransom Center, The University of
Texas at Austin

Austin, TX



*        Overview of Machine-Based AV Media Identification and

*        Reformatting Options for AV Media

*        Contracting for AV Preservation Services

*        Surveying and Selecting AV Media Materials for Preservation and

*        Funding Opportunities for AV Preservation

*        Case Studies and Panel Discussions


Lead Speaker: 

Alan Lewis, Audiovisual Archives Consultant, Washington, DC 


George Blood, President, Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, PA

Tom Clareson, Program for New Initiatives, PALINET, Philadelphia, PA

Sarah Cunningham, Audio Preservation Specialist, Lyndon Baines Johnson
Presidential Library and Museum, Austin, TX

Sarah Stauderman, Preservation Manager, Smithsonian Institution
Archives, Washington, DC


The fee for this two-day program is $200.  Funders for this program
include the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  In partnership with PALINET.  Also
cosponsored by The Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural
Record, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin and
Amigos Library Services, Inc.


Registration form available at .  For more information,
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A limited number of $750 stipends are available to staff from non-profit
institutions with annual budgets of less than $500,000.  Eligibility
requirements and stipend application information available at 


CCAHA will also conduct this program at the Denver Public Library in
Denver, CO on July 29 & 30, 2009 and in Atlanta, GA in Fall 2009, dates
to be announced.




Kim Andrews

Preservation Services Officer

CONSERVATION CENTER for Art and Historic Artifacts

264 S. 23rd Street 

Philadelphia, PA  19103

215-545-0613 (phone)

215-735-9313 (fax)

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