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Discovering Moving Images of
Choreography in the Archives:
Dance Heritage Coalition’s
Dance Preservation & Digitization
Pr...
Bay Area Video Coalition
• Background on our organization
• Social justice in technology and art
practice
• Partnership wi...
Risk factors for access to dance
heritage related video in archives
• Magnetic media obsolescence and
deterioration
• Mach...
At-risk analog video
Goals of the project
• Regional digitization hubs
• Digitization of obsolete formats
• Accessible to diverse constituency
...
Preservation  Access
• Metadata and catalog records mapped from
individual institutions to PBCore

• Tapes digitized by e...
Regional digitization hubs
• San Francisco: Museum of Performance &
Design
• New York City: Dance Notation Bureau
• Washin...
Access point
http://archive.danceheritage.or
g/
Storage system
Digital preservation of dance
heritage

• Significant properties:
• Lighting, movement, visual medium
• Lead us to uncompr...
Your input is welcome!
We want to hear from researchers about how to
make this resource better, more usable and
sustainabl...
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  1. 1. Discovering Moving Images of Choreography in the Archives: Dance Heritage Coalition’s Dance Preservation & Digitization Project Lauren Sorensen Preservation Project Manager Bay Area Video Coalition @laurensx @BAVCPreserve
  2. 2. Bay Area Video Coalition • Background on our organization • Social justice in technology and art practice • Partnership with Dance Heritage Coalition • Our role in the project
  3. 3. Risk factors for access to dance heritage related video in archives • Magnetic media obsolescence and deterioration • Machines for digitization and playback no longer manufactured • Experts estimate 10-15 year window to digitize magnetic media • Quickly became a priority for DHC and led to partnership with BAVC
  4. 4. At-risk analog video
  5. 5. Goals of the project • Regional digitization hubs • Digitization of obsolete formats • Accessible to diverse constituency • Access point • Metadata / catalog records • Streaming video • Digital preservation • Sustainable long-term
  6. 6. Preservation  Access • Metadata and catalog records mapped from individual institutions to PBCore • Tapes digitized by early-career professionals via fellowship program • Sent to BAVC for ingest to preservation & access repository server and off-site back-up • Access files for streaming created and uploaded to cloud service • Added to OPAC catalog record online at http://archive.danceheritage.org
  7. 7. Regional digitization hubs • San Francisco: Museum of Performance & Design • New York City: Dance Notation Bureau • Washington D.C.: Dance Heritage Coalition offices • 2 forthcoming: NEA grant • Formats needing special treatment go to BAVC fee-for-service digitization vendor
  8. 8. Access point http://archive.danceheritage.or g/
  9. 9. Storage system
  10. 10. Digital preservation of dance heritage • Significant properties: • Lighting, movement, visual medium • Lead us to uncompressed and now looking at a lossless format for preservation • PBCore as metadata standard for access site • Preservation metadata is PREMIS • Archivematica is our digital preservation system; follows OAIS framework
  11. 11. Your input is welcome! We want to hear from researchers about how to make this resource better, more usable and sustainable. laurens@bavc.org kbell@danceheritage.org lsmigel@danceheritage.org http://archive.danceheritage.org http://bavc.org/dhc Twitter: @bavcpreserve

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