NEDCC is pleased to offer the Fundamentals of AV Preservation textbook for self-study to anyone with internet access. Covering the core topics in caring for and reformatting audiovisual collections, this resource supports cultural heritage professionals in their efforts to steward audiovisual materials.
The content for each chapter of the Fundamentals of AV Preservation textbook was created in 2017 by staff members of AVPreserve (now AVP) and edited by NEDCC staff members. The textbook served as the foundation of a multi-session, instructor-facilitated online course launched by NEDCC in 2017. The development of the course and textbook were subsidized by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in 2020, additional NEH funding supported the transformation of the HTML textbook into downloadable PDFs.
AVPreserve – Authors
Chris Lacinak, President (Chapters 1 and 3)
Rebecca Chandler, Consultant (Chapters 1 and 2)
Amy Rudersdorf, Senior Consultant (Chapter 4)
Kara Van Mallsen, Partner and Senior Consultant (Chapter 5)
NEDCC – Editors
Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services
Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist
Becky Geller, Preservation Specialist
Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation Specialist
Kim O’Leary, Technology and Events Coordinator
Danielle Spalenka, Preservation Specialist
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