This workshop covers the key concepts and technologies pertaining to moving image preservation and digitization in libraries, archives, and museums, including the typical elements in the preservation and digitization of moving images, how to assess their condition, and relevant technologies and best practices. An overview of the conservation research underway at the National Audio Visual Conservation Center will also be included. Speaker Biography: James Snyder is a digital media engineering, production & project management specialist. His extensive experience includes television, film, radio, internet technologies and covers the gamut from traditional analog to cutting edge digital data, audio and video technologies. His career in both commercial and non-commercial sectors spans over 30 years. Mr. Snyder currently serves as the Senior Systems Administrator for the Library of Congress' National Audio-Visual Conservation Center located on the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia. He is responsible for all the audio, video and film preservation and digitization technologies, including long-term planning, technology services to the United States Congress and Capitol Hill, as well as standards participation and interaction with media content producers. He has worked for many of the top organizations in media, entertainment, engineering & communications including MCI, Verizon Business, Intelsat, PBS, Harris Corporation, the Advanced Television Test Center, Fox News, Communications Engineering Inc, Reuters and Discovery Communications. He has consulted on many types of projects for organizations including Sarnoff Corporation, Turner Engineering, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, News Corporation, FedNet and agencies of the Federal Government. Mr. Snyder is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Association of Motion Imaging Archivists (AMIA) and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). He is a member and serves as an officer & on standards committees of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), and as the President of the Association of Washington Executive Broadcast Engineers (WEBE). He currently serves as the frequency coordinator for the National Capital Area, Baltimore and the State of Maryland. He lives and works in central Virginia adjacent to the Washington, DC metro area. Speaker Biography: Michael Stelmach has twenty-five years of information management experience, with a concentration on providing digital access to content originating from print. Formerly the Vice President of eBook Production at netLibrary, he is currently the Manager of Digital Conversion Services in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. Michael has been active in the research and development of an automated approach to evaluating digital image performance.
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