Tag: media management projects
audiovisual preservation
6 July 2015 - 10:35, by , in LIFT, Comments off
I’d like take a moment to talk about video files.   Many organizations approach audiovisual preservation programs with a specific mindset: “Let’s make the most pristine, uncompressed, high quality files possible.” I understand that philosophy. In most cases, it represents your one and only chance to get your tapes and films archived. Why jeopardize that...
structured-metadata
22 June 2015 - 10:39, by , in Metaforce, Comments off
A recent trending topic on the Web involves an image of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There is nothing unusual about the image itself, nor was it associated with any current news item. The hubbub was because searching Google Images for “Top 10 Criminals in History” landed the image of Mr. Modi right alongside the...
format Obsolescence
17 June 2015 - 8:58, by , in LIFT, Comments off
In one of his final posts before heading West to the Computer History Museum, David Braught sounds the alarm for legacy media holders to digitize their collections while they still can.    Chances are you’re here because either you found Crawford Media Service’s website or you follow Crawford on social media. That being the case,...
born digital
23 April 2015 - 11:50, by , in LIFT, Comments off
In 2012, Crawford Media Services began digitizing audiovisual assets for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Working in conjunction with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WGBH, the Library of Congress, and over one hundred public broadcasting stations across the country, Crawford digitized over 33,000 hours from analog media.   That was the easy part.  ...