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Archiving the Websites of Contemporary Composers

Archiving the Websites of Contemporary Composers, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a collaboration between NYU Libraries, MIAP, and the Internet Archive's Archive-it service for curating preserved collections of websites. This project aims to re-engineer current web-crawlers so that they can collect streaming audio and video, and to collect, preserve, and make accessible the websites of music composers, with sound and visual quality at a level significantly higher than current web archiving standards.

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Training Moving Image Specialists in Libraries (TMISL)

Training Moving Image Specialists in Libraries (TMISL)

TMISL was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This project continued to prepare students for library careers and raise awareness of the important contributions that moving image and sound specialists can make in library settings. Project workshops offered library professionals formal training on audiovisual collection care, assessment, and management.

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Moving Image Specialists in Libraries (MISL)

Moving Image Specialists in Libraries (MISL)

Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, MISL engaged a range of stakeholders in discussions on the state of moving image collections, the training and education of moving image caretakers, and the need for moving image preservation specialists in libraries.

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Video at Risk

Video at Risk

A partnership between MIAP and the Conservation and Preservation Department of NYU Libraries to test proactive and retrospective approaches to saving unique and rare items held in libraries' circulating video collections. The project resulted in highly-used Copyright Guidlines for libraries, and a model of what libraries should put into contracts for outsourcing video digitization. This project was made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Results You Can Refuse: Celebrating 30 Years of BB Optics

Results You Can Refuse: Celebrating 30 Years of BB Optics

MIAP students collaborated with Anthology Film Archives to honor the preservation work of avant-garde filmmaker, preservationist, and current MIAP Adjunct Professor, Bill Brand. This project culminated in a series of film screenings at Anthology Film Archives and a published book of essays contributed by members of the preservation community.

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Preserving Digital Public Television

A five-year collaboration between MIAP, the NYU Libraries, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and public TV stations, Thirteen/WNET and WGBH. Funded by the Library of Congress, the project led to substantial developments in standards and practices for the preservation of "born-digital" works by creating a prototype repository for digital public television. The project also spawned the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RECOVERY: PROJECTS AND RESOURCES

Projects, workshops, and resources associated with disaster planning and the recovery of moving image and sound materials.

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