Friday, May 6, 2011


Independent Media Arts Preservation [IMAP]
presents a workshop on


Co-sponsored with New York Metropolitan Library Council [METRO]

Monday, June 6, 2011
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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.
Linda Tadic consults and lectures in areas of digital asset management, audiovisual and digital preservation, and metadata. She is Executive Director of the Audiovisual Archive Network [], and an adjunct professor in New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate degree program, teaching two core courses: Collection Management and Access to Moving Image Collections.

Ms. Tadic's over 25 years experience working with and managing audiovisual, digital, and broadcasting collections includes positions of Manager of the Digital Library at Home Box Office [HBO] and Director of the Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at University of Georgia. She is past Director of Operations for ARTstor.
METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street - 4th floor
New York, NY 10003

Workshop fee and registration
$100 IMAP and METRO members
$150 non-members
$50 artists and students

Pre-payment is required with registration. Space is limited.