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Jeff Martin
Executive Director
Independent Media Arts Preservation


INDEPENDENT MEDIA ARTS PRESERVATION PRESENTS:

Two Full-Day Workshops:
DIGITAL PRESERVATION FOR VIDEO and DIGITAL PRESERVATION FOR AUDIO



November 1-2, 2013

10 AM – 4 PM

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

300 S. Hull Street

Athens, Georgia 30602



NOVEMBER 1: DIGITAL PRESERVATION FOR VIDEO

If content on videotape is to survive for the long term, tapes must be
digitized: moved from 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 the fate of the valuable video content. This workshop will help
participants understand the multiple factors that must be considered in
developing a successful video digitization program.


Workshop topics include:

* Basic digital file creation
* Preservation and access file formats and codecs
* Software for file creation and playback
* Storage options
* Workflows for digitization


In addition, participants will examine case studies of small and large-scale
digitization project in order to understand real-world applications of
principles introduced in the workshop.



NOVEMBER 2: DIGITAL PRESERVATION FOR AUDIO

Many library and archival collections contain a wide array of audio materials,
ranging from lacquer discs to multiple of tape and cassette formats. All are now
faced with the increasing rarity of playback machines and the expertise needed
to maintain them.  Moreover, magnetic media is especially prone to physical
degradation over time—degradation that can be very difficult to detect until a
tape is played back. CD’s are also subject to rapid degradation and decay. This
workshop is aimed at artists, archivists, and librarians who are tasked with the
care of audio materials in their collections with the goal of helping them make
the right choices for long-term preservation.



Workshop topics include:

* Identifying audio disc and tape formats
* Collection inspection, survey, and triage
* Proper storage for magnetic and optical media
* Determining preservation and access file formats
* Quality control and relations with outside digitization vendors





INSTRUCTOR

Jeff Martin is a 2005 graduate of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving
and Preservation MA program, and recipient of a post-graduate research
fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution in 2007. Other recent projects
include assessment of audiovisual materials in the archive of Nam June Paik, as
well as collection care projects for the Seattle Art Museum and the Carnegie
Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. In April 2012, he organized the symposium TechFocus
II: Caring For Film and Slide Installation Art, at the Hirshhorn. 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.



INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS

IMAP Members:                 $100


Nonmembers:                     $150


Artists and Students:     $50



BOTH WORKSHOPS

IMAP Members:                 $175

Nonmembers:                     $250

Artists & Students:          $75



Registration:<http://www.imappreserve.org>

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