Outsourcing Audiovisual Digitization

Date & Time Name Delivery Method Price (LYRASIS Member / Non-Member)  
9/24/2020 2:00 PM
- 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)
Outsourcing Audiovisual Digitization
Live Online $75.00 / $100.00


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 is Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has a range of experience in preservation and conservation that provides a strong base for helping the archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that we reach through the Preservation Field Services project. She is active in the American Library Association and is the Chair of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services Preservation and Reformatting Section. 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.

Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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You may register using one of two methods:

    Register Online
    Click on "Register" above.
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