Video Archive Citations

It’s been exceedingly difficult to find any articles about what libraries do with the original materials that are produced by the libraries.  I don’t expect libraries to keep a lot of the PR content they produced, but the video footage of library events that we’ve been holding on to I think has some longevity potential.  I’m also beginning to suspect that either (a) no one wants to admit they are throwing away the old analog or (b) they don’t know what to do with it either and there are libraries everywhere with analog tapes stuffed in boxes in hidden rooms.

  • Articles about videos in digital archives.  I’m awaiting more from Interlibrary Loan.
  • RAIDers of the lost archives  Lennon, Edith. Videography27. 11 (Nov 2002): 58
  • Gracy, Karen F. “Moving Image Preservation and Cultural Capital.” Library Trends 56.1 (2007): 183-197. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts. EBSCO. Web. 3 June 2011.
  • Caldera-Serrano, J. (2008). Changes in the management of information in audio-visual archives following digitization: Current and future outlook. Journal of Librarianship & Information Science, 40(1), 13-20. doi:10.1177/0961000607086617
  • Little, G. (2011). The Revolution Will be Streamed Online: Academic Libraries and Video. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 37(1), 70-72. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

Video footage – physical copies

The big question now is what to do with all the University and/or library video footage that has been piling up.  When we’ve recorded events we’ve had the MiniDV’s with the footage. There have also been other instances that we have come into possession of certain video footage.   Digitizing is everyone’s first response of course, but then the second question is, what do we do with all the video tapes used to record these moments.  These are things we are now seriously looking into.

Step One:

Inventory. – what exactly do we have and where did it all come from? This helps us identify the people associated with the video footage that may need to be contacted.  This also helps us identify the kind of physical space that would be required should we need to keep the tapes. There might be footage that was never digitized.

Research. –  (or, I am ever the librarian). How are other libraries dealing with this issue? This might help us avoid a few trial and error steps of our own.

Export archival video file on Premiere

For archival purposes, we are following a certain format must be followed when exporting video in Premiere.  Export H.264 to mp4 and then choose the rest according to original dimensions and attributes of the original video.

For example. The Graphic Novel video was modified in export to conform with the specifications of the sequence in Premiere.

Format: H.264, Frame 1440×1080, 23.976 fps