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Saturday, August 8 • TBA
S56 - Ain't in the Budget: Tips for Audiovisual Preservation in Underfunded Collections

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Ideally we would all have the funding to not only preserve the media in our collections today, but also ensure their viability well into the future. For analog audiovisual media this undoubtedly means through digitization and migration over time. If you're planning on digitizing in-house, equipment can be expensive and difficult to maintain, as well as train staff to handle the equipment. Outside digitization by a vendor can be expensive and intimidating. For many community-based organizations, especially those focused on collecting from un- and underrepresented groups, funding for this can be few and far between. _x000D_
Does that mean the situation is hopeless? Definitely not! There are still concrete, effective, inexpensive, and (in some cases) incredibly simple steps that you can implement in your collections to help preserve your unique audiovisual media until the budget allows for digitization. _x000D_
This presentation will provide an overview of issues facing the preservation of analog audiovisual material in archival collections, what you can do right now that will help you take better care of and make better decisions for your collections, and provide resources for training and funding opportunities. We will go into greater detail around storage, inventory, DIY preservation methods, and funding.

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Biz Gallo

Statewide Digitization Initiatives Coordinator, Library of Michigan


Sarah Mainville

Media Preservation Librarian, Michigan State University

Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA