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Patricia Renfro



Patricia Renfro is the Deputy University Librarian at Columbia University.

Patricia Renfro is the Deputy University Librarian at Columbia University.



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  • Patricia Renfro Columbia University Libraries May 23, 2007 A Research Library Perspective Opportunities and Challenges Video, Education and Open Content: Best Practices
  • Libraries Collect :: Provide Access :: Preserve :: Create :: Publish
    • A Sino-Tibetan Oral History Project Interviews on the Chinese takeover of Tibet.
    • Frontiers of Science A site for educators – sharing a Columbia core course aimed at graduating students who will be scientifically literate.
    • Jazz Studies Online A multimedia publication that will organize and disseminate scholarly research and educational materials in Jazz Studies.
  • Carnegie Corporation Oral History http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/collections/oral_hist/carnegie/
  • Havel at Columbia http:// www.havel.columbia.edu /
  • Acquired, Legacy Collections
    • Burke Library: Phono disks, audio reels and cassettes
    • Speeches, sermons, lectures and interviews with Daniel Berrigan, Arnold Toynbee, Reinhold Neibuhr and William Sloan Coffin
      • 1117 recordings
      • $113 per item to re-record and produce high-resolution digital recordings
  • Challenges
    • Disseminating “Digital Bridges” to build stronger connections between the development of learning and teaching environments and the information content that libraries can provide.
    • Storing, Accessing, Archiving Developing a life-cycle approach to managing, accessing and preserving multimedia content.
    • Preserving Analog Collections Creating a survey to inventory and assess the physical condition and intellectual control of audio and moving image collections. The survey tool, together with a manual and glossary will be freely available on the Web.
  • A Proposed National Agenda for Video Preservation
    • The development of widely accepted standards and best practices for preservation quality conversion to digital formats.
    • Reputable service bureaus that can meet preservation standards and training for technical experts with in-depth knowledge of older formats.
    • Widely accepted metadata standards and the development of efficient ways to generate technical/structural and administrative metadata.
    • Shared, long term digital archives focused on audio and video content.
    • Copyright and IP laws that support long term preservation and archiving.