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Caring for Audiovisual Collections Workshop

Media formats such as motion-picture films, audio recordings, and videotape represent unique resources within our archival collections – images and sounds that bring our histories to life.

Understanding the history and range of formats within audiovisual records allows collecting institutions to meet the special challenges presented by media collections. This workshop will provide an introduction to audiovisual formats that are common (and not so common) in archives, libraries, and museums, so that participants can begin prioritizing and preserving these physical media. Topics covered will include proper storage, safe handling, description, and preparation for digitization of audiovisual collections.

Pre-registration is mandatory, register here.

Facilitated by Frances Harrell, Preservation Specialist, Northeast Document Conservation Center.

Founded in 1973, the Northeast Document Conservation Center is the first independent conservation laboratory in the United States to specialize exclusively in the conservation and preservation of paper-and film-based collections.

> June 21, 2016
> 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
> Workshop Tuition $50