Outsourcing Audiovisual Digitization

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Cultural heritage institutions often choose to outsource digitization of audiovisual materials to work with vendors that have the equipment and expertise required for a wide range of audio, video, and motion picture film formats. Outsourcing still requires significant work on the part of the institution, such as selecting appropriate standards to follow for file formats and metadata. Institutions must also physically prepare items for shipment, prepare metadata for items being digitized, and implement quality control procedures to ensure the quality and accuracy of digitized content.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand process of working with AV reformatting vendors
  • Select appropriate metadata schema for digitized AV materials and generate metadata
  • Prepare collections for transport to vendors
  • Establish quality control procedures for digitized AV collections

Instructor: Annie Peterson

Annie Peterson (she/her) is a Program Leader at LYRASIS. She coordinates LYRASIS Learning and teaches classes on preservation, digitization, and other topics related to cultural heritage institutions. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. Previously, she was an IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow at Yale University, where her primary focus was writing a disaster plan for the library’s high density storage facility. Her background in library and archives preservation provides a strong basis for assisting LYRASIS members with their preservation and digitization projects. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, an award that is given to recognize the contribution to areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical service by a librarian who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.

Staff at cultural heritage institutions who are responsible for coordinating outsourced audiovisual digitization projects.
Frequency: offered 1 time a year, Fall

Archival Recertification Credits - ARCs: 2
Information on Archival Recertification Credits

Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

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