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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 […]

AV Preservation Census

We are pleased to announce that the Cornell AudioVisual Preservation team is launching a campus-wide census which will gather important data regarding our ‘at-risk’ AV formats. We will assess condition, format stability, uniqueness, and scholarly value. This is an important first step in developing a more comprehensive preservation strategy. This pilot initiative is being jointly […]

Cornell AV in Bloom(ington)

In late October, we had the opportunity to visit members of Indiana University’s Media Preservation Task Force with two colleagues from Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology,  Karl Fitzke (Audio Engineer at Macaulay Library), and Bill McQuay, (Supervising Audio Engineer, Macaulay Library).  Our goal was to learn more about IU’s ambitious preservation plan to digitize its AV […]

Preservation and Access Framework for Digital Art Objects

In February of 2013, Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services (DSPS) began a two-year NEH-funded project to preserve access to the complex born-digital media art objects in CUL’s Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art.  Read the press release here. The Goldsen Archive’s collections span a 50-year history of aesthetic experimentation with electronic media, from early […]

A/V at Cornell University Library

At long last, DCAPS is pleased to be able to offer preservation-quality digitization of your A/V assets. We now have the capacity to do in-house digitization of VHS, audio cassette tape, and vinyl, and have plans to expand our services to include U-matic and mini-dv in the coming months.  All other formats we can outsource […]

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