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Latin American Video Archive L.A.V.A Helping a small video collection to develop a preservation plan
Intro. to MIAP Final Project
Prof. Ann Harris and Howard Besser
The Latin American Video Archives (LAVA)
is a non-profit organization dedicated to
the distribution and dissemination of Latin American and U.S. Latino video to educational institutions in the United States and Canada.
The information we receive about our southern neighbors is almost exclusively gathered by U.S. journalists or scholars.
As a result, our ideas and opinions about Latin America are shaped by our own cultural, political and economic perspectives
Risk assessment and prioritization scheme.
Improve environmental conditions:
Cataloging: consider IMAP template.
Start a new access number system.
Remove cardboard slipcovers.
Move the Masters tapes from besides the air conditioner and the window.
Separate working space from the collection shelves
Try not to eat or drink near the tapes.
Sample tape inspection and rewinding schedule.
Dub Betacam masters.
Stock on VCRs and VHS tapes.
New items: keep track of provenance. /. have a tape and documentation inspection routine
Make sure all tapes can be played back