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Archive: September 2014 (3 Posts)

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QCTools: Open Source Toolset to Bring Quality Control for Video within Reach

Posted by: Kate Murray

In this interview, part of the Insights Interview series, FADGI talks with Dave Rice and Devon Landes about the QCTools project. In a previous blog post, I interviewed Hannah Frost and Jenny Brice about the AV Artifact Atlas, one of the components of Quality Control Tools for Video Preservation, an NEH-funded project which seeks to …

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Emerging Collaborations for Accessing and Preserving Email

Posted by: Kate Murray

The following is a guest post by Chris Prom, Assistant University Archivist and Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I’ll never forget one lesson from my historical methods class at Marquette University. ┬áRonald Zupko–famous for his lecture about the bubonic plague and a natural showman–was expounding on what it means to interrogate primary sources–to cast …

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Preliminary Results for the Ranking Stumbling Blocks for Video Preservation Survey

Posted by: Kate Murray

In a previous blog post, the NDSA Standards and Practices Working Group announced the opening of a survey to rank issues in preserving video collections. The survey closed on August 2, 2014 and while there’s work ahead to analyze the results and develop action plans, we can share some preliminary findings. We purposely cast a …