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PW-253708-17
Magnetic Media in the Pacific Northwest: Saving our Visual Media
Rachel Price, Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound

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Demystifying Digitization: Videotape Preservation in the Pacific Northwest (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Demystifying Digitization: Videotape Preservation in the Pacific Northwest
Author: Rachel Price
Author: Libby Hopfauf
Abstract: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) was formed to help archives, libraries, and other cultural and heritage organizations with analog video in their collections but with neither the resources nor expertise to address these at-risk materials. Our presentation will describe the open source tools and techniques utilized by MIPoPS to support our participants, ensuring affordability, demystifying the digitization process and empowering them to succeed. By communicating with these institutions and freely sharing our experiences, tools and techniques, we support awareness, preservation and access of other regions’ moving image collections. This presentation seeks to further this effort to provide support and resources to institutions with similar needs.
Date: 07/21/2017
Primary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o1f83z6gfunla5q/NEHFSS_Presentation_2017_FINAL.pdf?dl=0
Primary URL Description: link to PowerPoint presentation in Dropbox
Conference Name: Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Collaborative Conversion: Open Tools and Workflows in AV Preservation (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Collaborative Conversion: Open Tools and Workflows in AV Preservation
Author: Libby Hopfauf
Author: Andrew Weaver
Abstract: The preservation of audiovisual collections can be a daunting (as well as expensive) proposition, especially for archives that are not already equipped to handle materials of this nature. Fortunately, there is a growing archives-oriented community that is working to address this problem. This session will cover specific examples of collaborative tools, spaces and workflows with a focus on the open source community and ethos. It will give an overview of the various tools and open projects that are available to aid institutions getting started with A/V preservation presented as a specific case study from Seattle’s Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) showcasing how they are simultaneously benefiting from and contributing to this collaborative approach to audiovisual archiving. MIPoPS was formed to help archives, libraries, and other cultural and heritage organizations with analog video in their collections but with neither the resources nor expertise to address these at-risk materials. Our pop-up session will describe the open source tools and techniques utilized by MIPoPS to support our participants, ensuring affordability, demystifying the digitization process and empowering them to succeed. By communicating with these institutions and freely sharing our experiences, tools and techniques, we support awareness, preservation and access of other regions’ moving image collections. This presentation seeks to further this effort to provide support and resources to institutions with similar needs. Following this, we will transition a community discussion to provide support and resources to institutions with similar needs.
Date: 12-02-2017
Primary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gkzfaa1iwl6l20g/2017_AMIA.pptx?dl=0
Primary URL Description: PowerPoint presentation via Dropbox
Secondary URL: http://www.amiaconference.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-Conference-Program.pdf
Secondary URL Description: AMIA Annual Conference Program, 2017, New Orleans
Conference Name: Association of Moving Image Archivist Annual Conference

Let’s Do It Together: Open Tools and Workflows in A/V Preservation (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Let’s Do It Together: Open Tools and Workflows in A/V Preservation
Author: Libby Hopfauf
Author: Andrew Weaver
Abstract: The preservation of audiovisual collections can be a daunting (as well as expensive) proposition, especially for archives that are not already equipped to handle materials of this nature. Fortunately there is a growing archives oriented community that is working to address this problem. This session will cover specific examples of collaborative tools, spaces and workflows with a focus on the open source community and ethos. It will give an overview of the various tools and open projects that are available to aid institutions getting started with A/V preservation in addition to presenting specific case studies from Seattle’s Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound and the University of Washington. These examples will highlight how institutions can simultaneously benefit from and contribute to this collaborative approach to audiovisual archiving.
Date: 05/19/2017
Primary URL: https://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/resources/Pictures/NWA%20CIMA%20Conference%20Program%20single%20fixed.pdf
Primary URL Description: Preserving the Voice of the West: The 2017 Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists/Northwest Archivists Joint Annual Meeting
Conference Name: 2017 Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists/Northwest Archivists Joint Annual Meeting

Movie Night with MIPoPS (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Movie Night with MIPoPS
Author: Libby Hopfauf
Author: Ari Lavigne
Abstract: In recognition that NWA 2018 is held in a federally-recognized Tribal nation and in keeping with this year’s theme, Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) will screen archival footage relating to the Indigenous people’s experience in the Pacific Northwest. All videotape was digitized at MIPoPS, in collaboration with partnering institutions (the University of Washington Libraries, Ethnomusicology Archives’ Vi Hilbert Collection and the Seattle Municipal Archives’ Seattle Channel collection), thanks to funding from NEH, NHPRC, and 4Culture grants. Selections include: Vi Hilbert (Upper Skagit Tribal Elder) presenting stories and songs from "Sharing Legends at Upper Skagit", a Lushootseed language and storytelling program; and excerpts from the documentary, "Bernie Whitebear: A Modern Warrior". To conclude, we will share two clips that are unrelated, but that are some fan favorites from Moving History (MIPoPS’ quarterly screening night series) - two comedic PSAs created and animated by the Seattle Fire Department, featuring Big Red - the talking fire hydrant!
Date: 04/25/2018
Primary URL: https://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/NWA2018program-FINAL%20UPDATE.pdf
Primary URL Description: Conference Program
Secondary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=11V7dUD-Kynl12L31hNOutC4P7mPb6289
Secondary URL Description: Event Program

Community Engagement in the Digital Age (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Community Engagement in the Digital Age
Author: Libby Hopfauf
Author: Ari Lavigne
Abstract: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) was formed to help local archives, libraries, and heritage organizations with analog video in their collections, but with neither the resources nor expertise to address these at-risk materials. MIPoPS recently experienced some major growth; we went from one full time staff member to two! This has allowed us to redefine our outreach strategies which involve in-creased social media presence, forging new partnerships with local media outlets, improved planning and execution for community events, as well as tapping into our creativity to reach new users. In this presentation, we will outline the key components of our new marketing strategy and methods of monitoring success. We will provide example excerpts from Moving History (our quarterly screening night series) highlighting ways we’ve incorporated art and music to engage new users with archival video material. A community discussion will follow to provide support and resources to institutions with similar needs.
Date: 04/27/2018
Primary URL: https://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/NWA2018program-FINAL%20UPDATE.pdf
Primary URL Description: Conference Program
Secondary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v198h5askf34w01/2018_nwa_AriEdited.pptx?dl=0
Secondary URL Description: PowerPoint Presentation
Conference Name: Northwest Archivists Conference

Beyond Pressing Play: Tools and Strategies for High Quality Reformatting of Field Recorded Materials (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Beyond Pressing Play: Tools and Strategies for High Quality Reformatting of Field Recorded Materials
Author: Libby Hopfauf
Author: Andrew Weaver
Abstract: From small regional archives to large academic institutions, portable recording formats such as compact cassettes and DV tapes abound in oral history and field recording collections. As such, they are a crucial element in the preservation of community voices and heritage. Since these formats are universally subject to the risk of “degralescence,” a dual threat of physical deterioration and loss of playback equipment, it is paramount to create the truest digital proxy possible when any reformatting is undertaken. This talk will dive deep into the underlying technologies and methods involved in the reformatting of these items, touching on topics such as playback head demagnetization, the provenance metadata contained within DV videos, and reformatting tools (both existing and under development). Attendees will come away with an enhanced understanding of open resources and techniques involved in making the digital preservation of these items both optimal and attainable.
Date: 04/27/2018
Primary URL: https://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/NWA2018program-FINAL%20UPDATE.pdf
Primary URL Description: Conference Program
Secondary URL: http://privatezero.github.io/nwa2018
Secondary URL Description: Presentation

Moving History Series Page (Web Resources)
Title: Moving History Series Page
Author: Northwest Film Forum
Abstract: Series page for events associated with Moving History. Moving History is the quarterly archival screening night presented by Moving Image Preservation of the Puget Sound (MIPoPS) to showcase videotape digitized by local participating heritage institutions. Funded, in part, by grants from 4Culture and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://nwfilmforum.org/series/moving-history/
Primary URL Description: Moving History Series Page on the Northwest Film Forum website

Moving History Strikes Back: Battling the Magnetic Media Crisis (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Moving History Strikes Back: Battling the Magnetic Media Crisis
Abstract: Moving History is back with new selections from Seattle-area heritage organizations including Southwest Seattle Historical Society – Loghouse Museum, as well as fresh material from previous participants the Sally Sykes Group, Scarecrow Video, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Public Schools, the Wing Luke Museum, King County Archives, Seattle Municipal Archives and the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections. Featured moving image material includes glimpses of rare feature films, historic Seattle, oral history interviews, dance performances by Pacific Northwest artists and much more. This archival screening night is presented by Moving Image Preservation of the Puget Sound (MIPoPS) to showcase video digitized with funds from 4Culture and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about MIPoPS, please visit their website. To view video digitized by MIPoPS, check out their collection on Internet Archive.
Author: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS)
Date: 06/22/2017
Location: Northwest Film Forum
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxhePmBncJGxCCRh7ZC6qQDS8D0-jyTi5
Primary URL Description: YouTube Playlist of Screening Night Content

Moving History: Sound & Color (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Moving History: Sound & Color
Abstract: Join us for the 4th installment of Moving History at the Northwest Film Forum! MIPoPS is back with new selections from Seattle-area heritage organizations including Southwest Seattle Historical Society – Log House Museum, as well as fresh material from previous participants the Sally Sykes Group, Scarecrow Video, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Public Schools, the Wing Luke Museum, King County Archives, Seattle Municipal Archives and the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections. Featured moving image material includes glimpses of rare feature films, historic Seattle, oral history interviews, dance performances by Pacific Northwest artists and much more. Moving History is the quarterly archival screening night presented by Moving Image Preservation of the Puget Sound (MIPoPS) to showcase videotape digitized by local participating heritage institutions. Funded, in part, by grants from 4Culture and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Author: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS)
Date: 11/12/2017
Location: Northwest Film Forum
Primary URL: https://youtu.be/dknBcEpvteg?list=PLxhePmBncJGzZBbj39w9z22s89iPR77Pn
Primary URL Description: YouTube Playlist of Screening Night Content
Secondary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=13S7puRgUVmTJeK6-PDyKcHv468wp72mj
Secondary URL Description: Event Program

Moving History: Taking Seattle's Past From Tape to Terabyte (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Moving History: Taking Seattle's Past From Tape to Terabyte
Abstract: Join us for the 5th installment of Moving History at Northwest Film Forum! Featured moving image material includes glimpses of rare feature films, historic Seattle, oral history interviews, dance performances by Pacific Northwest artists and much more. Moving History is a quarterly archival screening night presented by Moving Image Preservation of the Puget Sound (MIPoPS) to showcase videotape digitized by local participating heritage institutions. Funded, in part, by grants from 4Culture and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Author: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS)
Date: 02/11/2018
Location: Northwest Film Forum
Primary URL: https://youtu.be/_5rDIVFKpHg?list=PLxhePmBncJGzCfvIwYkpnfgP6LrzCBcFk
Primary URL Description: YouTube Playlist of Screening Night Content
Secondary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=13pY-5smc4cwJ6-UpScEvkmUwafopyRJ1
Secondary URL Description: Event Program

Moving History: Cassette Commander (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Moving History: Cassette Commander
Abstract: ** Join us for happy hour at 4pm! A Q&A panel with representatives from participating institutions, moderated by MIPoPS Program Manager/Audiovisual Archivist Libby Hopfauf, will follow the screening ** About MIPoPS is back with fresh material from Seattle-area heritage organizations. From MIPoPS’s Rachel Price: We’ve got another EXTREMELY rare clip from Gay Camp Classics series (from Seattle’s Something Weird Video), courtesy of Scarecrow Video. This time it’s Les Boys (1970) Material from Bernie Whitebear, A Modern Warrior (2000) from the Seattle Channel and Seattle Municipal Archives Oral history, combined with stunning regional footage from the venerable Loghouse Museum/Southwest Seattle Historical Society Learning Lushootseed (1982), more from the Vi Hilbert (1918-2008) Collection (UW Ethnomusicology), Upper Skagit Elder dedicated to preserving the Lushootseed language, stories and traditions Big Red! Seattle Fire Department’s rustic and endearing animated fire hydrant strikes again! Educatin’ and dousin’ … AND Seattle Art Museum (an interview with a young Jeff Koons), UW Libraries Special Collections, King County Archives, and Seattle Mime Theatre and more, more, more! Moving History is the quarterly archival screening night presented by Moving Image Preservation of the Puget Sound (MIPoPS) to showcase videotape digitized by local participating heritage institutions. Funded, in part, by grants from 4Culture and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Author: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS)
Date: 05/13/2018
Location: Northwest Film Forum
Primary URL: https://youtu.be/1ZS1KJtpQzo?list=PLxhePmBncJGyiPLHkZMng00NZAJv1jvAo
Primary URL Description: YouTube Playlist of Screening Night Content
Secondary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SJS4m_F0FwSYTLxhX23Cm4XOjOx4jZdM
Secondary URL Description: Event Program

Cleaning Demo/Example (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Cleaning Demo/Example
Writer: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound
Director: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound
Producer: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound
Abstract: A short recording demonstration/example of the cleaning apparatus that MIPoPS created and uses to clean U-matics tapes after baking.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H1FIbnz4-2P-MPl75lYrXzv2rPS1svPY
Primary URL Description: Link to video in Google Drive
Access Model: open access
Format: Digital File

Chapter 5: Baking and Cleaning (Book Section)
Title: Chapter 5: Baking and Cleaning
Author: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound
Editor: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound
Abstract: A revised chapter from the MIPoPS Processing Manual (used by staff and participating institution representatives) that covers updated baking and cleaning procedures for U-matic videotapes.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MIF0_kt0-1UvJ5Eia4cfg72VAfU-RVnC
Primary URL Description: Link to PDF of manual section via Google Drive
Access Model: open access
Publisher: Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound
Book Title: MIPoPS Processing Manual
ISBN: N/A


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