Film, video, and audiotape are increasingly at risk for physical degradation due to poor storage environments and their chemical properties, known as "inherent vice." These vulnerability issues continue to gain attention. Likewise, knowing preservation best practices of analog objects is growing in importance, especially as digitization isn't a feasible option for many institutions. This panel will discuss the science of this deterioration and ideal vs. practical solutions for storage through case studies and discussions.
By the end of this program, participants will...
1. understand the specifics of acetate motion picture film and magnetic tape degradation and their causes
2. be familiar with up-to-date best practices in audiovisual preventive conservation
3. be empowered to begin prioritizing and planning a practical implementation within their own preservation workflows.
A list of resources for further information, advice, and supplies will be provided.
This program is intended for anyone working in libraries, museums, and archives with audiovisual collections, especially those in institutions that do not have an AV specialist. This program is for librarians and staff in preservation, cataloging archives, special collections, and more. The ideal audience will have an introductory knowledge of audiovisual preservation.
Co-sponsored by the Association of Moving Image Archivists
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: E-Books & Collections
Interests: Archives, Disaster Planning, Preservation, Special Collections, Technical Services
Type of Library: Academic, Museum, Public, School/Media Center, Special
Sponsors: ALCTS, ALCTS_PARS
Cost: Included with full conference registration.