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1 The Development of a Digital Media Preservation Lab To Save Morris Library’s At-Risk Audiovisual Collections Kathleen Harrison Southern Illinois University Carbondale Midwest Music Library Association Conference, Cleveland, OH October 12, 2013

2 Katherine Dunham Wax Cylinders Highlighted importance of preserving fragile, deteriorating audiovisual materials Field recordings of Haitian Voodoo music Digitized clips available in CARLI Digital Collections Tracked titled “II”. Digitized clip of wax cylinder # 203 Tracked titled “II”. Digitized clip of wax cylinder # 203 Photo from ps/afrique.htm ps/afrique.htm

3 DMPL Background Broad preservation assessment in 2008 The need to develop better preservation practices ◦ Better transfer equipment ◦ Create pure preservation copies Began joint effort between Preservation & Special Collections to develop the DMPL

4 DMPL Development Renovation led to finding a space Equipment ◦ Reel-to Reel Player, Cassette Deck, A/D converter, Software (Sony Sound Forge) Expertise ◦ Grad. Student (Audio Engineer) ◦ Systems ◦ Mass Communications Dept.

5 DMPL Development Continued Metadata ◦ Access database ◦ Sony Sound Forge Audiovisual Self- Assessment Program (AvSAP) ◦ assessment and inventory of the A/V collections ◦ prioritize collections for preservation Photo from

6 Digital preservation standards Preservation copy ◦ wav at 96 kHz/24 bit server & DVD backups In house access copy ◦ wav at 44.1 kHz/16 bitserver & CD backups Patron access copy ◦ mp3 at 44.1 kHz/16 bitserver & CD backups

7 Challenges Donor challenges Equipment problems AvSAP not compatible with ArchivesSpace Limited ability to provide streaming access due to copyright restriction Server space limitations

8 Current & Future DMPL Plans Marjorie Lawrence performances Don Michel “Insight” radio programs Paul Simon Town Hall Meetings WSIU radio programs Continue to develop film & video lab Provide more Outreach ◦ Work with Archivists ◦ Promote digitized collections to faculty and students ◦ Encourage class room use  Build upon Spring 2013 module taught for Sound, Art Practice class in Radio & Television Current Future

9 Don Michel “Insight”Radio Program Clip of R. Buckminster Fuller interviewed by Don Michel for broadcast May 5, 1966, on "Insight" over WRAJ radio, Anna, Illinois Professor at SIUC from 1959 to 1971 Collection contains many magnetic film reels and audio reels Student built models of "Mathematical Principles" designed as structural concepts by Fuller Photo fromhttp://arcadenw.org/events/the-love-song-of-r- buckminster-fullerhttp://arcadenw.org/events/the-love-song-of-r- buckminster-fuller

10 References Katherine Dunham Anthropological Field Recording, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Retrieved October 8, 2013 fromhttp://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT =/sic_scrcgen&CISOPTR=9107&CISOBOX=1&REC=1http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT =/sic_scrcgen&CISOPTR=9107&CISOBOX=1&REC=1 R. Buckminster Fuller Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Retrieved October 8, 2013 from otcontentid=781#id781 otcontentid=781#id781

11 Questions? Kathleen Harrison Thank you!


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