Thursdays, 1-5 pm,
room 643 / 665 Broadway, Fall 2009
Ann Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
- What is this class about?
- Goals and objectives of the class
- Why are conservation and preservation of moving image materials important?
- What are the various roles or tasks archivists are responsible for?
- How does knowledge of the structures and characteristics of media impact each role or task?
- What are media formats? How are they defined and how do they develop?
- Class participants' backgrounds, skills and goals
- Screening: Captain Celluloid Versus the Film Pirates, 1966, excerpt
- Core Concepts
- Basic terms –Restoration, Conservation, Preservation, Access
- Preservation activities – physical and intellectual control, proper storage, reformatting
- Dynamic versus Static Objects
- What should we be preserving: the physical object or the product of a audio visual system?
- How do we define signal? Is there a format based difference in how we think of and treat this concept?
- The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Model - Work, Expression, Manifestation, Item (FRBR)
- OAIS (Open Archival Information System) activities
- Defining the Moving Image and Sound Archive and the Moving Image and Sound Archivist
- What are the requirements of this class?
- attendance and active participation
- reading and other assignments for each class
- written project and accompanying class presentation
- hands on exercises
- re-housing project for Prelinger 16mm collection
- film repair practise and test reel
- video identification and documentation exercise
- Relevant Organizations and Resources
- What is the importance of standards and best practices?
- How are standards and best practices determined and maintained? Who is responsible?
- Take a look at some examples of audio visual media
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