A Race Against Time: Preserving Our Audiovisual Media

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts


March 2 & 3, 2009

Austin, TX 

Hosted by the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin


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This program is intended for curators, collection managers, librarians,
archivists, and other staff who manage audiovisual media collections. 


*        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 and Access

*        AV Preservation Case Study and Speaker Panel


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, Audiovisual Archivist, Lyndon Baines Johnson
Presidential Library and Museum and Adjunct Professor, Audio
Preservation and Reformatting and Advanced Audio Preservation, The
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Sarah Stauderman, Preservation Manager and Archives Conservator,
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.  Locally
cosponsored by the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at
Austin; the Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record,
School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin; and Amigos
Library Services, Inc.

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Be sure to reserve your hotel room now - the Texas State Legislature
will be meeting at this same time and hotels will fill up!


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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