Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition, Part 2

Wednesday, 3/13/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented on March 13, 2019. Access the recording and materials now:

This is part 2 of a two-part series. Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition, Part 1 is the companion to this webinar.

“Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition” is a two-part series dedicated to the discussion of audio and video materials in a digital preservation context. From analog media digitally reformatted to born-digital audiovisual materials, this webinar series will cover the basics of understanding audiovisual media and how to consider these materials when engaged in preservation and access at your library or archive.

Part 2 of "Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition" is dedicated to the practical applications of digital preservation methodologies to audiovisual materials, as well as considerations for born-digital audio and video in a digital preservation context. Practical examples and real-life scenarios will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will come out of this webinar having learned to address three fundamental questions: What constitutes an archive of born digital AV? How can a library or archive curate and steward a born digital AV collection for preservation and access? How can archiving born digital AV be practical, efficient, and cost-effective?

Who Should Attend

Primary audience will be library staff and professionals who are involved in the digital preservation and access of audiovisual materials. The webinar will be structured with a lesson-plan that will give a novice the vocabulary and knowledge to understand larger concepts and technical aspects of digital preservation of audiovisual materials. Therefore, audience levels can range from novice to advanced.


Stefan Elnabli is UC San Diego Library's Media Curation Librarian and Manager of Digital Reformatting Operations, providing strategic direction in the Library's management, preservation, and access of moving image collections both analog and digital. Elnabli's engagement with visual culture and digital repository development spans the areas of cinema studies, archival preservation, and repository service management. He is currently an instructor for the Association of Research Libraries' Digital Scholarship Institute and his past appointments include positions with AVP Information Management Solutions, the Samvera application team for Avalon Media System, WNET Channel 13 Digital Archive, and preservation units within major university libraries including Stanford University, New York University, and Northwestern University.



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