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*IMAP* *Presents: “Digital **Preservation for Video”*

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*Washington, DC*

*June 8, 2012, 9 AM – 5 PM*

The George Washington University


Sarah Stauderman, Collections Care Manager, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Jeff Martin, Executive Director, IMAP

*Buffalo, New York*

*June 15, 2012, 9 AM – 5 PM*


Kara Van Malssen, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions

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.

*Cost:   IMAP Members: $100 *

*Nonmember: $150 *

*Artists and Students: $50*

*Register at:*

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*About the Instructors:*

*Sarah Stauderman* is the Collections Care Manager at the Smithsonian
Institution Archives since 2000, where she oversees the care of paper,
book, photograph, moving image, and recorded sound materials – including
the historic Smithsonian photograph morgue of 3+ million images. She is
active on a number of pan-institutional groups such as the Collections
Advisory Committee and the Collections Space Steering Committee.  Sarah has
a Masters degree from the art conservation program at Buffalo State College
specializing in paper conservation (1997), and has become an expert in the
area of magnetic media deterioration and preservation management.  She is a
frequent lecturer on videotape preservation and the author of the website
“Video Format Identification Guide” located on Conservation Online’s Video
Preservation site.  Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in History from
Amherst College (1986).

*Jeff Martin* is a graduate of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving
and Preservation program, and recipient of a post-graduate fellowship from
the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum, where he now works as a conservator. He
is currently organizing the symposium TechFocus II: Caring For Film and
Slide Art, to be held at the Hirshhorn in April 2012. He supervised
preservation content for the online Media Art Resource developed by
Electronic Arts Intermix, and IMAP--Independent Media Arts Preservation. He
currently serves as IMAP’s Executive Director.

*Kara Van Malssen* is Senior Consultant at AudioVisual Preservation
Solutions, a full-service audiovisual preservation and information
management consulting firm in New York City, where she focuses on helping
organizations develop effective lifecycle management strategies to support
long-term access and innovative use of audiovisual content. She specializes
in digital asset management, metadata modeling and standards
implementation, and digital preservation repository planning and
development. Her recent consultancies include the Museum of Modern Art, UN
Women, and Stanford University.  She is also an adjunct professor for NYU's
Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Masters Program, where she teaches
Digital Preservation, and for Pratt's School of Information and Library
Science, as an instructor in Metadata: Description and Access.


Washington, DC:

The George Washington University

Smith Hall of Art, Room 114

801 22nd Street NW

Washington, DC 20052


Burchfield Penney Art Center

Buffalo State College

1300 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14222