So you need to learn about A/V preservation? Here’s 5 free resources that were a lifesaver for me:
ONE: Material from UCLA Library Special Collections [Image Gallery]
Identify what you have.
TWO: NEA REPS and SCoSAA present: Audio/Visual Workshop [Video Presentation]
Accessible overview of an archive’s preservation workflow and tips on how to spot the rot.
THREE: Digitization of the Videotape Collections of the State Academy of Fine Arts- Stuttgart Archive [White Paper]
It is SO HARD to find published workflows!! This was gold, and it even had equipment specifications.
FOUR: A/V Artifact Atlas [Wiki]
For troubleshooting weird audio and video signal problems.
FIVE: AVPreserve Website [Website]
All the things, so pace yourself.
Hope this was helpful! Please post any other valuable finds in the comment section below.