Digital Image Preservation for Artists and Small Arts Organizations (webinar)

Join LAPNet and Original Order for this FREE webinar and learn practical skills to manage your digital images like a pro.

Thursday, April 28, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
Free Virtual Workshop

About this Event

Digital content, unlike traditional analog media (paper records, books, photographs, slides), is especially fragile and requires special proactive care to ensure accessibility and continued use. In this webinar, participants will learn practical skills and methodologies to help establish a practice of digital image preservation such that digital assets in your care are accessible both now and in the future. The class will go over basic archival principles and concepts, discuss the complex nature of digital assets, and explore tools, methods, and best practices for digital image preservation. Participants will walk away with a template to implement a digital preservation practice and resources for further inquiry.

Topics covered include:

  • File naming conventions/best practices and tools
  • Planning & organization strategies: creating a “folder hierarchy”
  • What is metadata and why does it matter?
  • Preservation formats & recommendations for storage media for backups
  • Sample workflow for implementing a digital image preservation practice

Speaker bios:

Virginia Allison-Reinhardt is a consulting archivist to LA-based visual artists and galleries. Virginia most recently completed projects to preserve the legacies of graphic designer Margo Chase, and contemporary artist John Baldessari. She is currently completing an archival project for contemporary artist Liza Lou.

Jennie Freeburg is a librarian and archivist for Gagosian, a global gallery specializing in modern and contemporary art. She has previously worked for the artist Thomas Houseago, the Getty Research Institute, and as archivist for the Grammy Awards.

Jennifer Kishi is an archivist who specializes in managing digital assets in creative and production environments. She is an Asset Management Specialist for Apple and has worked for a contemporary artist studio, the Dance Heritage Coalition, and most recently for Lucasfilm. She is also a co-founder of the Los Angeles Archivists Collective.

Julie Yamashita is an archivist and art librarian who specializes in modern and contemporary art. She is the archivist for Richard Shelton Art and has worked at MOCA, the Broad Art Foundation, as well as an independent consultant.

About Original Order

As leaders and specialists in artist archives, we empower artists and arts organizations to care for their archival collections by providing and implementing best practices, strategic planning, and practical solutions.

Event will not be recorded.

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