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


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • 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 and librarians (both managers and non-managers)


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


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

Webinar Information
Date Presented:
June 30, 2016 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Digital Preservation of Audio and Video [DAS]
Speaker Information
Steven Kantner   [ view bio ]
Glen McAninch   [ view bio ]
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