DigiPres: AV Content and Digital Preservation

Posted on December 7, 2016

As part of the 2016 program, the conference offered four curated streams of programming.  Below are presentations from the program stream.  Presentations will be posted as they are received. 

DIGIPRES:  AV CONTENT AND DIGITAL PRESERVATION
As 21st century moving image archivists, digital preservation is now a subject that affects us all. This stream focused on the myriad questions, challenges, and opportunities raised by this subject. Presentations ranged from case studies to tutorials, to deep dives into issues like sustainability and access, to spotlighting collaborative initiatives and open source projects.  Session titles included:

  • DigiPres 101 Workshop: Programming Basics and Preservation Tools
  • Building Digital Preservation Initiatives
  • Digital Preservation for the Rest of Us — Adapting Best Practices on a Shoestring Budget
  • Lightning Talks
  • Managing Bodycam Video: Challenges, Needs and New Approaches
  • Pushing Preservation in a Production Environment
  • Theory vs. Practice

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Pre-Conference Workshop:
DigiPres 101 Workshop: Programming Basics and Preservation Tools
Carla Arton, IU Libraries Moving Image Archive
Ashley Blewer, New York Public Library
Erwin Verbruggen, Netherlands Sound and Vision
Reto Kromer, AV Preservation by reto.ch
Kara Van Malssen, AVPreserve
Ben Turkus, Bay Area Video Coalition
Dave Rice, CUNY Television
Reto Kromer, AV Preservation by reto.ch
Sarah Romkey, artefactual

Through a combination of instruction, question and answer sessions, and hands on practical experience this workshop will give attendees a broad overview of the diverse range of open source tools used in digital preservation. The workshop will be broken up into two parts which can be enrolled in separately or as one full day workshop. Topics and tools covered in Part 1 include Command Line Basics, technical writing, GitHub, and MediaConch/MediaInfo. Part 2 will include FFmpeg, QCTools, and Archivematica.

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DigiPres: Digital Preservation for the Rest of Us —
Adapting Best Practices on a Shoestring Budget
Rachel Mattson, La MaMa Archives
Tim Babcock, Penn State University
Dorothea Salo, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This presentation provides a path forward for organizations or individuals who are pursuing digital preservation with limited resources. Speakers provide context for their decisions regarding preservation and provide attendees with an idea of how to move forward with preservation initiatives in manageable ways.

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DigiPres: Managing Bodycam Video: Challenges, Needs and New Approaches
Snowden Becker, UCLA Department of Information Studies
Clarence Trapp, Pittsburgh Police Department

This session will share preliminary results from a summer 2016 IMLS funded National Forum meeting focused on data management needs arising from large scale video recording programs, and explore how those needs manifest in the Pittsburgh Police Department’s own recently launched bodyworn camera program.

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DigiPres: Theory vs. Practice
Tom De Smet, Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision
Dinah Handel, New York Public Library
Travis Wagner, University of South Carolina
Jana Grazley City of Vancouver Archives
Mary Kidd New York Public Library

This presentation addresses the sometimes stark divide between the theory and practice of digital preservation. Panelists will speak about the often vast distance between standards and reality of enacting those standards

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