Where are we?
We’ve been on hiatus, taking a summer break. But don’t worry, between lounging poolside, swimming in the ocean, and watching the sunset (not!), we have developed lots of interesting posts for the fall season. They are coming soon to an inbox near you. In the meantime, Mike Casey’s media preservation fairy tale is published in the latest issue of the Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA Journal). It is available here: http://journal.iasa-web.org/pubs/issue/view/IJ-50-08-2019/IJ-50-08-2019
Mike’s article on quality control may also be found in this issue.
When we start up again, we will lead with a post on statistics gleaned from our digitization project. Folks often ask us questions like “how large are your video preservation master files” or “what is the average duration of the average open reel tape,” and we mean to answer them. If you don’t know the duration (playback time) for a format that you hold, perhaps our data will get you in the ballpark for these critical preservation planning questions.
We will then broaden this inquiry by presenting basic statistics from another institution or two.
In the months to come, you will discover some heavy academic discourse as well as lighter explorations of our common work. For example, in one post we will answer the question “What do the hottest and coldest places on Earth have to do with media digitization?
Curious? So are we!
We will see you again on these pages soon.