New book project: Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists

16mm polyester film[Update 8/6/17 – The book is now for sale at the SAA bookstore!]

I am pleased to announce that I am working on a new book project titled Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists to be published by the press of the Society of American Archivists.

Most archivists encounter and most archives contain some form of moving image and sound material.  These can include recordings of events on video, oral histories captured on audiotape, and films created by independent filmmakers.  The purpose of this book is to provide practical guidance to the archivist on how to preserve and make accessible the moving image and sound record.  Although the moving image archivist may find value in this book, it is specifically targeted at the general archivist who may deal primarily in paper-based collections and need additional guidance or the student archivist with interest in building-out this expertise.

The book will cover the most relevant legacy formats and born-digital formats that archivists will encounter, and provide practical direction based on the author’s research (both published and unpublished), as well as outside research from individuals, groups and institutions with expertise in preserving the moving image and sound record, such as the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Library of Congress.

Keep a look out for it in 2016/2017!


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