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Workshop on video preservation

From: Hannah Frost <hfrost>
Date: Monday, March 24, 2003
EMG Video Preservation Workshop
2003 AIC Annual meeting
Arlington, Virginia
June 5, 2003

The Electronic Media Group (EMG) of AIC is pleased to offer a
half-day workshop, "Identification and Care of Videotapes", focusing
on the preservation of this problematic modern medium. The workshop
will take place on Thursday, June 5, 2003 from 1:00 to 4:30 PM at
the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, the site
of AIC's upcoming 31st annual meeting.

Course Information: Aimed at collections managers, conservators,
registrars, museum professionals and archivists, the workshop
provides participants with an opportunity to handle examples of
videotape formats as they learn the basics of proper care of these
materials. Participants will be provided with a full lecture outline
and multiple handouts. The course will be taught by Sarah
Stauderman, co-creator of the Videotape Format Identification Web
site (<URL:>) and Preservation Manager of the
Smithsonian Institution Archives. More detailed information about
the course is available at the EMG Web site,
<URL:> (for
PDF format, see

    EMG members: $40
    AIC members: $60
    Non-members: $90
    Registration in the 2003 AIC meeting is required.

Registration: Become a member of the Electronic Media Group now and
take advantage of the low registration fee for this important
learning opportunity. EMG membership only costs $15 per year (AIC
membership is required). You can save $5 on the course fee by
joining EMG now. For more information on AIC or EMG membership,
visit <URL:>.

Registration information is included in the AIC 2003 meeting
brochure, available at <URL:>.

Note: Early bird registration for the AIC conference ends April 4,
2003. Advance registration ends May 14, 2003.

Related EMG 2003 Program Activities: The 2003 EMG program includes
other presentations related to the preservation of electronic media.
On Sunday, June 8, representatives of the Bay Area Video Coalition
will present "PLAYBACK", a new interactive DVD on the subject of
analog video preservation. The DVD includes visual examples of video
problems and a case study involving the preservation and restoration
of an early video artwork, The Eternal Frame by Ant Farm and T.R.
Uthco.  Also on Sunday, June 8, EMG will host Carl Fleischhauer of
the Library of Congress, who will be speaking on LC's Audio-Visual
Prototyping Project, and Fred Byers of The National Institute of
Standards and Technology, who will present current research at NIST
investigating the longevity and inter-operability of optical discs,
as well as guidelines on the general care and handling of this

On the morning of June 8, EMG will hold a joint session with the
Photographic Materials Group.  Topics to be explored include: the
preservation of digital photographic prints, spectral imaging for
digital image archives, and techniques for the creation of
facsimiles of paper negatives.  For a detailed listing of all EMG
2003 program activities, please visit

Questions about the workshop and the Electronic Media Group of AIC
may be directed to:

    Hannah Frost
    EMG Program Chair
    hfrost [at] stanford__edu

Hannah Frost
Media Preservation Librarian
Stanford University Libraries

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