We are participating in two events for Preservation Week 2021. There is so much happening this year. Make sure you follow #preswk to find other events across the country.
FFV1: The Gains of Lossless (Duke University Libraries)
Monday, April 26, 2021, 2-3 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
One of the greatest challenges to digitizing moving-image sources such as videotape and film reels is the enormous file sizes that result, and the high costs associated with storing and maintaining those files for long-term preservation. To help offset this challenge, Duke University Libraries has recently implemented the FFV1 video codec as its primary format for moving image preservation.
FFV1 enables lossless compression of moving image content, and produces a file that is, on average, 1/3 the size of its uncompressed counterpart. Alex Marsh, Digitization Specialist—Video and Craig Braeden, Audiovisual Archivist will give a brief overview of FFV1, and their experience utilizing it to digitize the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s moving-image assets.
Careers in Preservation: A Panel Discussion (University of Illinois)
Thursday, April 29, 1:00-2:00pm Central
Join five preservation professionals as they discuss their education and career paths. The final half of the session will be reserved for questions from the audience.
- Jacob Nadal, Director for Preservation, Library of Congress
- Miriam Centeno, Preservation and Digitization Strategist, The Ohio State University Libraries
- Henry Hébert, Conservator for Special Collections, Duke University Libraries
- Daniel Johnson, Digital Preservation Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries
- Sarah Mainville, Media Preservation Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries