Fundamentals of AV Preservation was developed by AVPreserve and NEDCC and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Covering the core topics in caring for and reformatting audiovisual collections, this course prepares participants to be effective collections stewards for audiovisual materials.
The online course includes these topics:
Session 1: Introduction to AV Preservation Challenges
Session 2: Care and Handling of Physical Carriers
Session 3: Collection Inventory and Assessment
Session 4: Reformatting
Session 5: Managing Digital AV Collections
Session 6: Disaster Recovery for AV Collections
NEDCC is pleased to offer Fundamentals of AV Preservation as an online course and publish the accompanying textbook online.
|NEXT ONLINE COURSE
MARCH 30, 2023
The Instructor-led Fundamentals of Audiovisual Preservation course gives participants the foundation needed to be effective collections stewards for audiovisual materials. Over 6 sessions, this course covers risks to audiovisual materials; care and handling; inventory and assessment; planning, preparing, and implementing reformatting projects; managing digital audiovisual collections; and disaster preparedness and response. Fundamentals of Audiovisual Preservation provides participants with information they need to create inventories of audiovisual holdings, to develop a reformatting timeline for priority materials, and to outline a Statement of Work.
The course uses NEDCC’s free online resource Fundamentals of AV Preservation as its textbook, with expanded resources and assignments. The instructor provides feedback on tasks throughout the course and helps guide participants in the creation of an audiovisual collection inventory, a salvage plan for audiovisual materials, and a Statement of Work for audiovisual collection reformatting. While these three final assignments are optional, completion of these assignments is required for those who wish to receive a Certificate of Completion and for eligible Certified Archivists who wish to earn Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs).
Cost: $375 Regular rate
$280 Student rate (limited space available; copy of current student ID is required)
Contact: [email protected]
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