Assimilating AV into Archival Processing
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This presentation teaches basic audiovisual format identification, methods of care and handling, and description for audiovisual collections. Collections with audiovisual materials have often been handled separately from traditional archival processing; unusual formats and sometimes unrecognizable content were too unwieldy for traditional catalogue records or finding aids. But with training and time running out on magnetic tape longevity, it's time to embrace those AV formats and roll them into workflows along with typical paper collections.