Monday, August 13, 2012

FREE workshop - Making Sense of Media Collections

Making Sense of Media Collections Date: October 19, 2012 | 9:00 – 4:00 Location: Science Museum of Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN Many archivists are daunted by film and video collections. They recognize the value of archival moving images, and understand that active preservation steps are necessary to maintaining such collections. But the level of technical expertise needed to make decisions about film and video preservation can seem intimidating. This daylong workshop aims to demystify the media collection, giving archivists a nuts-and-bolt, and practical overview of the issues facing moving image collections. Topics covered will include: film and video production practices and how they are reflected in archival materials; deterioration mechanisms for film and magnetic media, storage conditions, and handling practices; assessing a moving image collection; cataloging strategies; and the basics of video digitization. This workshop is presented by Jeff Martin, a 2005 graduate of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation MA program and recipient of a fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution. Free for MACC members and non-members (limited to 40 participants). Sponsored by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Sign up