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Subject: Workshop on preservation of audiovisual materials

Workshop on preservation of audiovisual materials

From: Kelly Ferguson <kferguson>
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2007
A Race Against Time:  Preserving Our Audiovisual Media
Washington, DC
April 24 and 25, 2007
Catholic University of America
Pryzbyla Center
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington DC 20064
April 24-25, 2007

Cleveland, OH
October 24 and 25, 2007
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
One Key Plaza
Cleveland OH 44114
October 24-25, 2007

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
(CCAHA), Cosponsored by PALINET

Many of the machine-readable audiovisual collections held by our
cultural institutions are in peril.  Therefore, it is crucial to
have knowledge about the life expectancy and unique needs of our
legacy media in order to make good preservation decisions. From
videotapes and audiotapes to motion picture film, film strips, LPs,
78s, magnetic tape, wax cylinders, and audiocassettes, each of these
formats has a critical point at which information will begin to be

The challenge of long-term preservation for these formats is that
they often require intervention, including cleaning and
reformatting. To maximize the life of these materials, one must
understand the nature of the media, causes of deterioration, storage
and handling practices, and the various types of playback equipment.
Through lectures, discussion, and hands-on experiences, participants
in this two-day program will learn the basic principles for managing
audiovisual collections that contain historic formats.  Contracting
with vendors and funding strategies will also be discussed.

This program is intended for curators, librarians, archivists,
collection managers, and other staff who are involved in managing
machine-based media collections in cultural institutions.


    Lead Speaker
    Washington DC and Cleveland OH
    Alan Lewis
    Audiovisual Archives Consultant
    Washington DC

    An audiovisual preservation expert, Alan has worked in the
    special Motion Picture, Sound and Video branch of the National
    Archives and Records Administration and has administered AV
    archival programs at PBS and CBS News. He now provides
    consulting and training in audio/video preservation and
    preservation management.

Washington DC:

    Anji Kalita Cornette
    Division Director
    Sound Preservation Laboratory
    The Cutting Corporations
    Bethesda MD

    Sarah Stauderman
    Preservation Manager and Archives Conservator
    Smithsonian Institution Archives
    Washington DC

    Riccardo Ferrante
    Information Technology Archivist
    Smithsonian Institution Archives
    Washington DC

Cleveland OH:

    George Blood
    Safe Sound Archive
    Philadelphia PA

    Lisa R. Carter
    Director of Archives
    University of Kentucky Libraries' Special Collections and
        Digital Programs, University of Kentucky
    Lexington KY

    John Walko
    Media Archive Manager
    Scene Savers
    Cincinnati OH

Local Cosponsors:

    OCLC CAPCON, Washington, DC
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH

Stipends: CCAHA is pleased to offer a limited number of stipends of
up to $750 to help defray travel, lodging, and registration costs
associated with attending A Race Against Time: Preserving Our
Audiovisual Media. To be eligible, individuals must work in a
non-profit institution that is open to the public with an annual
operating budget of less than $500,000. In awarding the stipends,
preference will be given to those applicants who are directly
responsible for the care of the audiovisual materials collected by
their institution.

Stipend applications must be postmarked by:

    March 13, 2007 for the Washington DC program
    September 10, 2007 for the Cleveland OH program

Applicants must submit:

    *   A one-page letter of interest that addresses their
        institution's need for staff training in this area and their
        commitment to preserving audiovisual materials

    *   A brief institutional profile or brochure

    *   A brief description of audiovisual materials held by the

    *   Proof of tax exempt status

    *   A letter of support from Director or President of Board of

    *   Applicant's resume

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application four
weeks prior to the program.  For additional details on the
application process, please call the Preservation Services Office at

Registration Form

Registrations must be postmarked by 2 weeks prior to the program

Registration fee for two-day program: $200.00
Fee enclosed (confirm)

    Check made payable to CCAHA
    MasterCard (complete information below)

Credit Card Number:
Expiration Date:
Name as it appears on credit card:


Lunch is not provided. Information about local eateries will be
included in registration packets.

Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to workshop date.

If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA three weeks prior to
the program so that accommodations can be made.

Please send completed registration form and fee to:

    Preservation Services Office
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
    264 South 23rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

Some of the following information will be distributed to workshop

    Name (Mr./Ms.):
    Job Title:

Please check our website periodically for information about
additional venues for this program in 2008 and 2009.

Kelly Ferguson
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Fax: 215-735-9313

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:38
                Distributed: Wednesday, February 7, 2007
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Received on Tuesday, 30 January, 2007

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