The Future of Audiovisual Preservation
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Audiovisual preservation continues to be one of the most complicated endeavors in the cultural heritage sectors of libraries, archives, and museums. This work, if successful, outlives us, representing peoples, places, cultural norms, and life as we understand it. Our history should effectively inform our individual and collective futures and there is no substitute for audiovisual documents. As with any challenge, we must understand the long tail of the issues, including the interdependencies involved in the work of time-based media preservation. This includes identifying the current challenges and imagining potential future threats and solutions at scale. From storage to curation, this work is resource intensive and in this talk we’ll identify how we can collectively share the burden of preserving our shared memory.