Tuesdays, 5-9 PM, room 651
Besser & Mona Jimenez
Introduction to Moving Image Archiving
& Preservation H72.1800
Oct 7 Modes and Artifacts of New Media/Risk Assessment
with Moving Images
Assignments due before class
Prepare for in-class presentation of Case Study of Production
View video: Keepers of the Frame. Available in Bobst
Library and Film Study Center.
Packer, Randall and Ken Jordan (eds.) "Overture" in Multimedia:
From Wagner to Virtual Reality (2001), p. xiii - xxxi.
Canter, Marc "The New Workstation: CD ROM Authoring Systems"
in Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality (2001), p. 179-188.
Besser, Howard (1994). Fast
Forward: The Future of Moving Image Collections , in Gary Handman
(ed.), Video Collection Management and Development: A Multi-Type Library
Perspective , Westport, CT: Greenwood, p. 411-426.
Sound Australia Film Preservation Handbook (
first 5 sections: Film Construction through Damage to Film)
Roosa, Mark, "Videotape Analysis and Evaluation"
and Adelstein, Peter, "Videotape Storage" in Playback: A Preservation
Primer for Video (1998), p.5-17. On reserve in Bobst Library.
American Library Association. "Audio
Preservation: A Selected Annotated Bibliography and Brief Summary of Current
Practices" (7 March 2003)
National Institute of Standards &
Technology and Care and Council on Library and Information Resources. Handling
Guide for the Preservation of CDs and DVDs , NIST Special Publication
500-252, May 2003
Planned Topics to cover:
Who makes/has made new media? What
artifacts exist as a result of the production? What gets saved and is lost?
Knowing more about film/video/sound/new
media artifacts, what does that tell you about risks to the materials?
What about their needs for description and care?
In class presentations of case studies
Reports of student case-studies
Quick review of Anthology tour (& project ideas)
Film Sound Preservation guest lecture by Tom Regal
Intro to Modes & Artifacts
Choose groups/tapes for Orphans Assignment
Finish(?) Discussions of final project ideas
Review of previous readings (if time)
Assignments for next week