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Moving Image Preservation 101

Tuesday, 4/28/2015
1:00-2:00pm CT
Cost: Free

This presentation covers the basic composition and history of film and video technology, particularly as it relates to formats found within personal and family collections. Tips and tricks for preserving your personal moving image materials will be addressed so that future generations can continue to enjoy your family movies and videos.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this session, attendees will:

  • better understand moving image technology to recognize the most popular formats that are typically found in personal collections;
  • have learned physical care for their film and video materials; and establish concrete next steps to enhance the longevity of their moving image content.

Who Should Attend

Anyone responsible for the preservation of family or other audiovisual holdings and collections and interested in the preservation of our global moving image cultural heritage.


Siobhan C. Hagan graduated from NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program and began her career at the UCLA Library in 2011 as the first audiovisual preservation specialist. In 2014, Siobhan began working at the University of Baltimore as the audiovisual archivist in the Special Collections Department. Her passion is the preservation and access of regional audiovisual materials and collections, and the immediate reformatting of magnetic tape as the world nears a catastrophic loss of recordings stored on these ephemeral and obsolete formats.

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