Audio Preservation: Spring 2015

Instructor:

Marcos Sueiro Bal

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Spring 2015

Description:

In this class we explore the issues related to the preservation of audio materials, both in legacy formats and in current or future or digital forms.

Required Textbook:

Bradley, K. 2009. Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio. Download.
Objects

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/716-Audio-Preservation-Sueiro-Bal-Spring-20152.pdf

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Preservation Management in Archives and Libraries: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Philip B. Eppard

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

An introductory survey of preservation management in libraries and archives, covering such topics as the historical evolution of the preservation dilemma, programs for academic and public libraries, collections maintenance and environmental controls, commercial binding and rebinding, selection for preservation and microfilming, security, archival preservation, paper conservation, disaster planning and recovery, and preservation of non-print materials (including electronic media).

Required Textbook:

Nicholson, B. 2001. Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.
Ritzenthaler, M. L. 2010. Preserving Archives and Manuscripts, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/SP13_IST654_Eppard.pdf

Preservation Management: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Deborah Dunn

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Description:

An introduction to current practices, issues, and trends in the preservation of a variety of materials in libraries and archives, with an emphasis on integrating preservation ethics and practices throughout an institution’s operations. The course is a composite of team and solo presentations, lectures, readings, guest stars who are leaders in the preservation field in Hawai‘i, written assignments and a final project.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/619_dunn_f12.doc

Preservation Management: Winter 2014

Instructor:

Eun G. Park

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2014

Description:

The course covers the principles and practices for intellectual and physical preservation of historical and cultural heritage materials in all forms to extend their durability and assure continued accessibility, through selection, conservation, migration, digitization, and preservation strategies, digitization management and ongoing evaluation. It consists of lectures, guest lectures, tours, student presentations, and group discussion.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis642_2014winter_park_short.pdf

Preservation of Library Materials: Fall 2011

Instructor:

Josephine Sche

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Fall 2011

Description:

The fundamentals of materials preservation and conservation in libraries and archival institutions. Preservation continuing education, disaster recovery and planning, reformatting and digitization projects are explored.

Required Textbook:

Balloffet, N., Hille, J. 2005. Preservation and Conservation for Libraries and Archives.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.southernct.edu/ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_650-S70-Syllabus-Fall_2011-Sche_Josephine.docx

Digital Archiving and Preservation: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Patricia Galloway

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

The course will focus upon what happens to electronic records from all sources, including preservation reformatting and digital library creation, once they have crossed the “archival threshold” (whether actually or figuratively) for permanent retention. The course will cover media refreshment, conversion to neutral formats vs. emulation to retain original format, migration, migration on demand; significant properties of digital objects, what they are and their importance for preservation; format and metadata repositories and the use of metadata in digital archives; digital signatures, message digests, authenticity, and reauthentication in the long-term preservation of electronic records; and electronic records archival repository construction, use, and administration. Projects based on the iSchool institutional repository and the UTDR will be undertaken by students as case studies. Students will also be introduced to how existing standard practices in the information technology field are being adapted to archival requirements: code versioning, vaulting, and escrow, data warehousing, text and data mining, web crawling, knowledge management, IT auditing. Issues of access, including privacy and open records in the context of World Wide Web standards and digital library initiatives, will also be addressed.

Required Textbook:

Jones, R., Andrew, T., MacColl, J. 2006. The Institutional Repository.
Farmer, D., Venema, W. 2005. Forensic Discovery. (online)
Harvey, R. 2010. Digital Curation: A How-to-do-it Manual.

Link to Syllabus:

http://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/galloway/2014/spring/INF392K/index.html

Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Sarah Cunningham

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

An introduction to the preservation of audio through:

  • A chronological examination of the development and history of recording
  • A study of issues in the care and preservation of recordings
  • The economics of in-house vs. “outsourced” audio reformatting
  • “Hands-on” projects to create digital surrogates

Required Textbook:

Sterne, Jonathan. 2003. The Audible Past: Cultural origins of sound reproduction.
Morton, David. 2004. Sound recording: The life story of a technology.

Link to Syllabus:

http://audiopreservation.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/introduction-to-audio-preservation-and-reformatting/