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Digitizing Audiovisual Media: A Hands-on Workshop Presented by the Regional Media Legacies (RML) Project

  • August 20, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Auditorium
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  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.

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The complexity and cost of reformatting and preserving audiovisual media can be daunting, and often results in short-term decisions that do not translate to long-term care. Join us for a full day hands-on workshop demonstrating basic reformatting concerns and practices for audiovisual media.

The RML project team will give an overview of common audiovisual media formats: basic care and handling as well as the risks associated with them. They will review different methods of digitizing these formats by taking a look at industry standards for preservation-level digital formats, as well as digital formats suitable only for access purposes, and how best to decide what is sustainable for your own organization. The RML team will also demonstrate how to use their audio and video digitization kits. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to test out the kits themselves with help from the RML team.

Participants will leave with a new awareness of audiovisual formats and digitization practices, and a decision-making framework that will help guide their organization’s potential digitization projects. Event organized by the Regional Media Legacies (RML) project in partnership with the Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC).

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

In 2019, New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program launched the RML project, made possible in part by support from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Please visit the project website for more information:

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For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 4.5 (.45 CEUs)

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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