1. Library of Congress Moving Image Archiving: some concepts for video


    from Steve Unkles / Added

    I stumbled upon this talk by James Snyder of The Library of Congress on YouTube. I found it very interesting and very well done, with lots of tid-bits and even trivia sprinkled in for both novices and those more familiar with these subjects. The whole talk is well over 2 hours long, so I decided to excerpt portions that might be helpful to customers or those just looking to get a better understanding of what moving image archiving actually entails. There are many variables to consider throughout all phases from inspection, preparation, playback, conversion, encoding/compression/formatting, post-production, access & archive file creation, metadata research/migration/management, data storage and backup, and storage of original vintage materials. The talk is aimed at institutional archives, but smaller organizations and individuals have the same challenges and considerations to make. The talk is also pretty technical, and skewed toward the more advanced processes that preserve data at the absolute highest quality (totally overkill for most of us) as you would expect from the Library of Congress. For the rest of us there are more practical solutions out there that will provide the same perceptual quality and overall benefit. My bigger concern continues to be the lack of a permanent or at least long-term reliable and affordable storage medium. Note that the final segment I've excerpted dismisses recordable optical disks (CD-R and DVD-R, etc.) as inherently unstable due to the dye layer that fades over time. So please remember that "digital is forever" is only true of the one and zeros, that if not stored in a stable medium for their retrieval, become a meaningless jumble in a worthless piece of plastic or silicone or whatever... Excerpts begin at these run times: 0:00 Basic Concepts of Video Digitization 2:33 Cost Versus Quality 5:33 Progressive V. Interlaced, Color Space/Colorimetry, Signal Integrity/Stability 8:36 Color Sampling Choices: 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:1:1, 4:2:0 13:41 Why you should backup all of those CD-Rs and DVD-Rs to iso image files

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    • UH Manoa preserves Senator Inouye’s legacy


      from University of Hawai'i System / Added

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      The University of Hawaii at Manoa will house, preserve and organize Senator Daniel K. Inouye's congressional papers and create a digital access program with the Library of Congress. The project also includes the creation of an oral history and a distinguished scholars initiative focusing on topics of national and international interest. Read the full story at the University of Hawaii news site at http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2013/07/02/uh-manoa-preserves-senator-inouyes-legacy/

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      • Lunch and Learn, April 19, 2013


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        Alternative Spring Break students discuss their time in Washington D.C.

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        • Primary Sources: The Library of Congress


          from Fairfax Network / Added

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          Go inside the world's largest library. Discover the vast and varied digital resources that can be integrated into classroom instruction in a variety of disciplines.

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          • Library of Congress Call Numbers


            from Liz Thompson / Added

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            • James Snyder - Out of the Past - 2013


              from Chuck Langdon / Added

              Episode: "Preserving For Posterity'" (Recorded February 2013) Co-hosts Chuck Langdon and Lee Shephard interview James Snyder of the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center on the role of the Library in media preservation.

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              • Harvey McClure


                from U. Grant Miller Library / Added

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                Harvey McClure reflects on his time in the military. Recorded on October 22, 2012 at the offices of Knox, McLaughlin, Gornall & Sennett in Erie, PA for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

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                • Lost in time, like tears in rain


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                  I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die. Images except rose from Library of Congress. public domain.

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                  • Frederick County Veterans History Project


                    from Beth Davey / Added

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                    Interview clips with some of the local veterans we have interviewed for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. See http://www.loc.gov/vets/ for more information about the project.

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                    • LOC Nitrate Vault Tour 10-25-09


                      from Ned Thanhouser / Added

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                      A visit to the Library of Congress Nitrate Vaults at the Culpeper, Virginia Packard Campus on Oct. 25, 2009 in conjunction with the Thanhouser Company 100th anniversary celebrations. — with Spencer Thanhouser (videographer), Michele Kribs, Geo. Willeman, Ned Thanhouser and Mike Mashon.

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