AMIA – Intro to Digital Preservation & Formats

AMIA – Intro to Digital Preservation & Formats

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AMIA – Intro to Digital Preservation & Formats

2021-01-27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

When a reel of film or videotape breaks, we can examine the reel, diagnose the problem, and repair it. What about when digital files degrade? This webinar will provide an introduction to digital files—their structure, specifications, history, identification, and uses—and will explore potential fixes to “broken” files. Attendees will learn about the organization of data in common audiovisual storage formats, how to recognize those formats, and how to look closer at a file.


  • Annie Schweikert, Digital Archivist, Stanford Libraries (she/her/hers)
  • Ethan Gates, Software Preservation Analyst, Yale University Library (he/him/his)
  • Jackie Jay, Audiovisual Archivist and Educator, Farallon Archival Consulting LLC (she/her/hers)
  • Nicole Martin, Senior Manager of Archives and Digital Systems, Human Rights Watch/Associate Director, Moving Image Archiving Preservation (NYU MIAP) (she/they/theirs)

Date And Time

Wed, January 27, 2021

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST


Online Event


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST


Association of Motion Image Archives

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