Can you hear me now? Audio Preservation with George Blood

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Standish Room, Science Library

University at Albany, Uptown Campus

1400 Washington Ave

Albany, NY 12222

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This special event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with check-in and morning coffee service starting at 8:30 a.m.

The cultural record of the 20th century is differentiated from all earlier periods by information captured on audiovisual media. Before Edison there were no sound or moving image recordings. Now, at the start of the 21st century this legacy will be lost due to deterioration and obsolescence of these machine dependent records. Every day it is more and more difficult to keep machines working and there are fewer and fewer experts available, just as deterioration makes playback ever more difficult.

This workshop will begin with an outline of the inherent vices and deterioration vectors of audio media. After this refresher on the issues to give everyone a common foundation, the presentation will work with a model RFP (Request for Proposal) and SOW (Statement of Work) to give attendees the information they need to proceed with preserving this essential and unique part of our collective memory.

About George: President of George Blood LP, a leading provider of archival audio and moving image preservation in Philadelphia, PA. They digitize obsolete and deteriorating audio, video, and film media. They can also migrate and translate data from early tape and disc formats. See more at https://www.georgeblood.com/.

This special event is co-sponsored by the University at Albany Libraries with support from the NYSED Conservation/Preservation Grant Program, and the Capital District Library Council. University at Albany students wishing to attend this event, please contact Karen Kiorpes directly for registration information. (contact info below).

QUESTIONS??? Contact Karen E. Kiorpes, Head, Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department, University at Albany Libraries at kkiorpes@albany.edu, or call (518) 437-3923

Tickets: Please note that you do not need an actual ticket to get into the event, and you do not need to log into EventBrite. You will receive a confirmation email, and we will have a list of registratnts at the door.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • Directions to the University at Albany, Uptown Campus, by car are available at htps://www.albany.edu/map/ Scroll down for a pdf map of the campus.
  • We recommend that you park in the "X" Visitors lot, accessed by Central Drive East off of University Drive East. The cost is $5.40 a day.
  • It is possible to pre-purchase a parking pass, but this pass canNOT be used in the Visitors Lot. It can only be used in Student Gold Lots. To pre-purchase a pass online, visit https://epay.albany.edu/C21455_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=551
  • The Science Library is Building #21 on the campus map. The Standish Room is located on the third floor.
  • Univeristy at Albany is on several CDTA bus lines: Routes 12, 114 and 190 stop at Collins Circle; Route 11 stops at the Campus Center, Route 10 stops on Western Ave in front of the University, about a half mile walk to the Science Library.


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Standish Room, Science Library

University at Albany, Uptown Campus

1400 Washington Ave

Albany, NY 12222

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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