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Fundamentals of Archiving Photographs

A Manual by Sebastian Dobrusskin, Wolfgang Hesse, Martin Jürgens, Klaus Pollmeier, Marjen Schmidt.

The English translation of the fourth edition of the book “Faustregeln für die Fotoarchivierung” by Martin Jürgens was recently published.

The translation was supported by the European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA) with the project “Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access” (SEPIA). 91 pages, ISSN  0945-0327, PDF-File (152 KB), EUR 10,00.

Report available at: http://www.foto.unibas.ch/~rundbrief/best00.htm

AV Preservation Online Tutorial “A Race Against Time”

The online tutorial was developed by the Conservation Centre for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) for curators, librarians, archivists, collections managers and other staff who are involved in managing machine-based media collections in cultural institutions. Viewers will learn basic principles and concepts for managing audiovisual collections and will be provided with information and strategies for preservation, contracting for reformatting, and finding funding opportunities.

Online tutorial available at: http://www.ccaha.org/education/videos

IMAP Preservation Guide

PACKED published a Dutch translation of the Preservation Section of the EAI Online Resource Guide for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art in the form of an online manual. This text was originally written by Independent Media Arts Preservation, Inc. (IMAP), a nonprofit service, education, and advocacy organisation that has been committed to the preservation of non-commercial electronic media since 1999.
As time goes on the text will be completed by PACKED (in consultation with IMAP) with its own information (updates, interviews, case studies, etc).  » Read more..

Report and Analysis on the Training Needs Survey

This report describes the survey on training needs in digital preservation and curation carried out in the context of the DigCurV project.  It analyses the main findings of the survey and provides a summary of the results from a series of focus group meetings held in the partner countries and also an analysis of job advertisements which have appeared since January 2011 when the project began.

Report available at: http://www.digcur-education.org/eng/Resources/Report-and-analysis-on-the-training-needs-survey