INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL FORMATS AND STORAGE
This series features eight webinars, focusing on digital file formats, storage, and transfer workflows.

Webinars were recorded September 15 – October 20, 2015

 


 

1-1     Introduction to Digital Formats and Concepts

  • This foundational session will provide an overview of bits and bytes, analog to digital conversion, digital data storage options, compression, and digital data preservation efforts.
  • Instructor: Barry Lunt, Professor, School of Technology, Brigham Young University

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1-2.    Audio – Part 1. Formats

  • An introduction to audio formats, this session will cover digital audio recording and playback, carriers, encoding (sampling and codecs), as well as metadata.
  • Instructor: Marcos Sueiro Bal, Senior Archivist, New York Public Radio


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1-3.    Audio – Part 2. Digital Audio Workflows

  • This second session focused on audio, will review standards for digital audio preservation, equipment considerations, elements of an in-house workflow (including methods and tools), and outsourcing migration to vendors.
  • Instructor: Alex Kroh, Digital Archivist, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, University of Georgia

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1-4.    Video – Part 1. Formats

  • This session offers an overview of digital video file formats, technical characteristics of digital video, format selection criteria, and considerations for reformatting video and born-digital video.
  • Instructors: Kate Murray, Library of Congress; Jim Hone, Film & Media Digital    Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis Film & Media Archive

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1-5.    Video – Part 2. Video Workflows

  • The second of two sessions on video, this one offers equipment considerations and workflows in digitizing analog video formats and processing born-digital video, including metadata capture. Both in-house migration and vendor migration will be discussed, as well as quality assurance and quality control.
  • Instructor: Peter Oleksik, The Museum of Modern Art 

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1-6.    Film – Part 1. Digital Film Formats

  • This session will provide an overview of formats and resolutions in transferring photochemical film to digital formats, both for restoration and access. This session will outline film scanning workflows, equipment considerations, vendor relationships, and quality assurance and quality control. A discussion on DPX and DCP construction will be included.
  • Instructor: Erik Piil, Associate Conservator, The Kramlich Collection/New Art   Trust

 

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1-7.    Film – Part 2. Digital Film Workflows

  • The second of two sessions on transferring photochemical film to digital formats, this session will outline film scanning workflows, equipment considerations, and vendor relationships.
  • Instructor: Erik Piil, Associate Conservator, The Kramlich Collection/New Art   Trust

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1-8.    Digital Storage and Infrastructure

  • This session will provide a description of digital data storage options (and the pros and cons of each), including: optical media, external hard drives, RAID configurations, servers, HSM environments (online, nearline, offline). Introduction to essential tenets of redundancy and geographic dispersal, as well as basic digital preservation actions such as fixity checks will be included.
  • Instructor: Barry Lunt, Professor, School of Technology, Brigham Young University


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