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Digital Preservation of Audio and Video: Fundamentals | DAS: Foundational | June 30, 2016

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Learn about the preservation of digital records that were created in or converted to one of many AV formats. The presenters 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 are also be addressed. Sample audio and video files are provided for use with self-directed exercises.

Upon completion of this course, you will:
  • 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; librarians (both managers and non-managers)

What You Should Already Know:
Attendees should have completed a course addressing basic digital 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.


You will have access to this product for 60 days from the date of purchase.

Once the webcast is purchased, go to SAA's Learning Management System and click the Resources tab to access a PDF of the presentation slides and the webcast exam (if applicable).

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

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