Digital Preservation of Audio and Video: Fundamentals

Certificate Eligibility: 
90 minutes

Learn about the preservation of digital records that were created in or converted to one of many AV formats. We’ll discuss audio and video digital file structures, outline format standards (both defacto and dejure), reveal tools that can be used, describe workflows and migrations, and offer exercises that students can do on their own. Example workflows from existing systems and various software will also be addressed. Sample audio and video files are provided for use with self-directed exercises.

Learning Outcomes: 
Identify preservation strategies specifically related to audio and video formats
Prove introductory experience with technical issues regarding specific formats you may encounter
Outline the process of developing workflows that apply to your own personal or professional environment
Demonstrate format conversion techniques through self-directed exercises
Who Should Attend: 

Archivists and librarians (both managers and non-managers)

What You Should Already Know: 

Attendees should have completed a course addressing basic electronic records, have familiarity with archival preservation of formats, and have used various types of audio and video formats either personally or professionally. Pre-readings will be assigned.

DAS Core Competency: 
3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.
4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.
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