We are back from the 2009 Association of Moving Image Archivists conference in St Louis, which concluded Saturday. By we I mean myself, my WITNESS co-archivist Yvonne Ng, and our phenomenal interns Michele DeLia, Teague Schneiter and Valentina Catena.
Randomly, here are some things I saw or heard at AMIA that I liked:
WGBH’s Open Vault and “Vietnam: A Television History” archiving Project, with next-generation tools including annotation and citation options, and especially the topic map.
The term “Image-driven scholarship.”
Chris Lacinak’s presentation on “Accessioning and Managing File-based Born-Digital Content.”
PrestoPrime’s wiki for digital preservation.
CEDAR, a “collection of Collaborative Empirical Databases to be used as an Archivists’ Resource for work relating to Moving Image and Sound Preservation and Archiving.” – a Beta project from AudioVisual Preservation Solutions.
Mediapedia: A media identification tool, a work in progress at National Library of Australia.
Indiana Museum of Art’s online real-time (sorta) Dashboard shown by Suzanne M. Fischer as an example of “radical transparency in action.”
Johan Oomen’s slides from “Inside Out and Outside In: examples of user engagement in AV archives” about Open Images.
DV Analyzer, a new tool from Audiovisual Preservation Solutions which does error-reporting on DV-to-digital transfers; it’s free!
MPEG Streamclip free video converter tool (as per Skip Elsheimer).
Dave Rice’s demo showing error concealment suppressed and replaced by white space – whoa!
“Streaming is for sissies.” Rick Prelinger, in “The Problem of Open Media” session.
Peter Kaufman’s statistic on rights clearance for BBC Creative Archive: 6300 staff hours to clear 524 hours of media…