Moving Image Preservation 101


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This presentation covers the basic composition and history of film and video technology, particularly as it relates to formats found within personal and family collections. Tips and tricks for preserving your personal moving image materials will be addressed so that future generations can continue to enjoy your family movies and videos.

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Recording (.wmv)

Recording (YouTube)

Slides (.pdf)  |  Q & A (.pdf)  |  Resources (.pdf)

This session is free and part of the Preservation Week series:

Date Title Presenter
April 28 Moving Image Preservation 101 Siobhan C. Hagan
April 30 Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups Mike Ashenfelder
May 1 Disaster Response Q&A Nancy E. Kraft


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this session, attendees will:

  • better understand moving image technology to recognize the most popular formats that are typically found in personal collections;
  • have learned physical care for their film and video materials; and establish concrete next steps to enhance the longevity of their moving image content.

Who Should Attend

Anyone responsible for the preservation of family or other audiovisual holdings and collections and interested in the preservation of our global moving image cultural heritage.


Siobhan C. Hagan graduated from NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program and began her career at the UCLA Library in 2011 as the first audiovisual preservation specialist. In 2014, Siobhan began working at the University of Baltimore as the audiovisual archivist in the Special Collections Department. Her passion is the preservation and access of regional audiovisual materials and collections, and the immediate reformatting of magnetic tape as the world nears a catastrophic loss of recordings stored on these ephemeral and obsolete formats.




How to Register

Access recording and materials here:

Recording (.wmv)

Recording (YouTube)

Slides (.pdf)  |  Q & A (.pdf)  |  Resources (.pdf)




For questions or comments related to registration or the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or


ALCTS thanks the HF Group and George Blood Audio and Video for cosponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.

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