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Audiovisual Preservation Conferences Recap

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Annual Conference 2016 Tre Berney and Karl Fitzke represented CUL at this year’s International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives annual conference, held at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Karl is serving as a reviewer for IASA Journal and Tre participated in two panel sessions […]

AV Streaming Group Recommendations

  As some may recall, an AV Streaming Policy Group was formed in Fall of 2014 to coordinate the development of streaming workflows and policies utilizing the existing Cornell services, including eCommons, MediaSpace, and Blackboard. I’d like to extend warm thanks to those involved in the group- Danielle Mericle (Chair, formerly DSPS), Peter Hirtle (formerly […]

Invitation to Apply for Digital Scholarship Fellowships

We are pleased to invite applications for the Digital Scholarship Fellowship position. Hosted by the DSPS unit since 2012, the fellowship program aims to provide opportunities for CUL staff to expand their skills and experiences in developing, delivering, and assessing digital scholarship services. It supports the CUL objectives of “empowering staff to explore gaps in their […]

Announcing the Preserving and Emulating Digital Art Objects White Paper

In 2013, Cornell University Library received a research and development grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to design a framework for preserving access to digital art objects. The Preservation and Access Frameworks for Digital Art Objects project (PAFDAO) was undertaken in collaboration with Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities and the Rose Goldsen […]

New Arts & Sciences Grants Announced

We are pleased to announce the following projects have been funded for the 2015 Arts & Sciences Grants Program for Digital Collections. These initiatives will expand our digital primary material collections for research and teaching. They will also contribute to the burgeoning field of scholarship in the digital humanities through the use of innovative digital […]

Preservation Week 2015: AV Edition

Michele Hamill of CUL’s fantastic Conservation Department asked me to guest blog about audiovisual preservation as part of Preservation Week 2015. Pardon the cross-posting, but I thought I’d share it here on the DSPS Press blog as well. Wishing you a happy birthday and a wonderful Charter Day, Cornell University, as well as a wonderful […]

Digital Archaeology and Forensics

Nostalgia for vintage technology seems to be all around us — the Internet Archive just released over 600 DOS games and the Museum of Modern Art has started collecting video games, to name just a few high-profile examples of attempts to restore our technological heritage. I have this memory of being a college student in the […]

AV Digitization Workflow Considerations

I had the great opportunity of attending the Association of Moving Image Archivists annual meeting and discovered a few things. First, Cornell University Library is at a good place in developing an audiovisual preservation workflow. With an established AV digitization service point and our first ingestion into CULAR on the horizon, DCAPS continues to expand […]

Interactive Digital Media Art Survey: Key Findings and Observations

In February of 2013, Cornell University Library in collaboration with the Society for the Humanities began a two-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to preserve access to complex born-digital new media art objects. The project aims to develop a technical framework and associated tools to facilitate enduring access to interactive […]

Ongoing Considerations in AV Preservation at CUL

In an audiovisual preservation workflow, there is a bit of a wormhole effect to each decision you make. For instance, when choosing whether to accommodate the digitization of a new format in-house, one must consider long-term support for the equipment involved, including cleaning, maintenance, tools and supplies, as well as technical expertise. All of these things add […]

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