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[ARSCLIST] California Preservation Survey of Moving Image and Recorded Sound Collections Project




Preserving the 20th Century:

California Preservation Survey of Moving Image and Recorded Sound
Collections Project


Presented by the California Preservation Program

on behalf of the California State Library


Current events of the 20th century were recorded on a wide array of
audiovisual media whose existence now is threatened by media
deterioration and equipment obsolescence. The California State Library
invites California institutions with audiovisual collections to
participate in a statewide survey to determine the collective scope and
scale of preservation needs as the first step toward development of a
California audiovisual preservation program.


Participation in the survey project includes attending a 1-day workshop
that focuses on:

*         how to recognize preservation problems with your AV materials

*         how to survey your collection using random sampling methods

*         how to use Web-based survey software created for this survey


*         how to use the survey data to identify actions and set

    priorities to preserve your own collection

*         how to contribute your institution's data to the project to be

          aggregated with data from other institutions statewide.


Following the workshop, participants will return to their institutions
to implement the survey for their own collection. Participants' survey
data will be aggregated in late April with a final report expected in
June 2007. Collection-specific data can be used to support grant and
fundraising efforts. Attendance at the workshop is not required for
survey project participation.


Workshop Leaders:        

Barclay Ogden, Head of the Preservation Department at UC Berkeley, and
Director of the California Preservation Survey of Moving Image and
Recorded Sound Collections project Snowden Becker, Audiovisual archivist
and IMLS/Harrington Doctoral Fellow in Preservation Administration at
the University of Texas, Austin, School of Information




Berkeley: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - Berkeley Public Library

Los Angeles: Thursday, March 15, 2007 - University of Southern
California, Doheny Memorial Library


Time:                10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Cost:                 No charge. Lunch not provided.


Registration:      Pre-registration required and must be done online

only. Attendance limited to representatives of institutions able to
participate in the statewide survey. Please no more than two staff per
library or archive collection. Register online at:


For more information on the survey, contact Barclay Ogden



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