Basic video preservation hands-on training

The often-underappreciated magnetic tape which has recorded our home videos, our favorite movies as a kid, educational programs, news broadcasts, and artworks of the last six decades faces many challenges to preservation. This workshop will be an introduction to video preservation practices. The objective is to acquaint students with the properties of magnetic tape, various formats and playback devices, as well as gain experience conducting physical condition and playback assessments. Upon completing this workshop, students will understand the challenges of video preservation and will be able to identify common problems.

Should you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing your colleagues on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop. Please note, it is your responsibility to sign next to your name on the attendance sheet for each workshop session. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.


Mark Pellegrino, Media Specialist, Media Commons