Media Care: Audiovisual Archiving for Posterity with the XFR Collective

Mon, Jan 20, 2020 @ 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Tickets: Free with RSVP! Click here for tickets!

Location: This event will take place at 215 Centre St. 

Are your 8-tracks, home videos, and cassette tapes obsolete? Do you have a preservation plan for your audiovisual materials? What formats are most sustainable for the future? Explore how to preserve analog media like vinyl records, VHS tapes, and cassettes; learn why it’s important to migrate your material to digital formats; and consider the pros & cons of home transfer vs. vendor transfer with expert Traci Mark from the XFR Collective.


你的8轨磁带、家庭录像以及盒式磁带是否已经过时?你有保存音像资料计划吗?未来哪种格式保存最持久?探索如何保存黑胶唱片、录像带和录音磁带等物理介质;了解为什么将您的资料转换成数字格式很重要;和来自XFR Collective的专家Traci Mark一起考虑自己在家里做格式转换对比在专门店转换的优缺点。


About XFR Collective


XFR Collective is a non-profit organization that partners with artists, activists, individuals, and groups to lower the barriers to preserving at-risk audiovisual media – especially unseen, unheard, or marginalized works – by providing low-cost digitization services and fostering a community of support for archiving and access through education, research, and cultural engagement.


About the Presenter

Traci Mark is the media archivist at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Traci specializes in working with cultural heritage institutions, archiving and preserving analog media. In the past, she has worked for Anthology Film Archives, WITNESS Human Rights Video, DHX Media, Vtape, Frame Discreet and York University. She is also a proud member of XFR Collective. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Master’s degree in Film Preservation and Collections Management and holds a BA in Cinema and Media Studies from York University in Toronto, Canada.


Tickets: Free with RSVP! Click here for tickets!

Don’t forget to make an appointment with the MOCA Collections team to digitize your family photos, paper documents, and/or 2-D mementos 11" x 17" or smaller. Click here for more information.

This workshop is part of MOCA's Preserving Family Heritage Workshop Series, which as been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Led by museum and archives professionals, these workshops will teach you expert techniques for preserving your heirlooms. Each workshop includes a presentation, demonstration, and opportunities for hands-on learning.