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The Media Matters Resource page is comprised of articles related to the issues that audiovisual archivists need to address when moving their valuable collections to a digital domain.

Topics

Digital Asset Management
Digital Files
Digital Preservation
Digital Storage
Glossaries
Metadata
Traditional Audiovisual Preservation
Videotape Reformatting
Wrapper/ Container File Formats

Professional Groups and Organization


Digital Asset Management


Digital Files


Digital Preservation


Arts and Humanities Data Service Preservation Handbook: Moving Image
by Gareth Knight & John McHugh


Building a National Strategy for Preservation: Issues in Digital Media Archiving: Commissioned for and sponsored by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress

Digital Formats: Factors for Sustainability, Functionality, and Quality. [.ppt] Presentation by Caroline R. Arms and Carl Fleischhauer at DLF Fall 2003 Forum, 2003-11-17, Albuquerque, NM

Digital Longevity by Howard Besser

Digital Preservation and Copyright By Peter B. Hirtle

Digital Preservation Lifecycle Management: Building a Demonstration Prototype for the Preservation of Large-Scale Multi-Media Collections by Arcot Rajasekar / San Diego Supercomputer Center

Digital Preservation of Moving Image Material? by Howard Besser

Evaluating Preservation Strategies For Audio And Video Files by Carl Rauch1, Franz Pavuza2, Stephan Strodl1, and Andreas Rauber

Long Term Storage of Video in the Digital World presented by Ian Gilmore, Jim Lindner, and Jim Wheeler at the JTS2004 Conference

Preservation-Worthy Digital Video, or How to Drive Your Library into Chapter 11
By Jerome P. McDonough

Sustainability of Digital Formats: Planning for Library of Congress Collections

The Paradox of Digital Preservation by Su-Shing Chen

The Universal Preservation Format: Background and Fundamentals by Thom Shepard, Dave MacCarn

Understanding the Preservation Challenge of Digital Television by Mary Ide, Dave MacCarn, Thom Shepard, and Leah Weisse WGBH Educational Foundation



Digital Storage


Glossaries


Metadata


Traditional Audiovisual Preservation


Videotape Reformatting


Wrapper/ Container File Formats

Professional Groups and Organization