This Thursday, January 31st, the panel discussion “Safeguarding and Activating Digital Video Information in Cultural Institutions” will be held at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), located on the 8th floor of 599 11th Avenue. This event is co-organized by METRO in conjunction with a visit to New York by members of the 2018-19 National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art) cohort.
Tickets are currently sold out, but there are still some spots available on the waiting list. If you would like to add your name, visit the METRO event registration page.
The panel will feature a dynamic group of speakers who will present on projects related to the stewardship and activation of digital media, including: Amye McCarther, Archivist and Media Conservator at the New Museum, Dave Rice, Archivist at CUNY Television, Ben Fino-Radin, Founder and Lead Conservator of Small Data Industries, and Farris Wahbeh, Benjamin and Irma Weiss Director of Research Resources at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
For those who are unable to attend the panel in person, please look out for an event recording to be made available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal. Following the event, from 6:00-7:00 p.m., there will be a reception held at the nearby Landmark Tavern (626 11th Avenue) that will be co-organized by the ARLIS regional NY chapter and open to the public (no registration required). We hope to see you there for an important discussion on digital video preservation and some lively networking!