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California Audiovisual Preservation Project Workshop – Petaluma

July 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Primary source sound and moving image recordings of the 20th century are seriously endangered by physical deterioration, lack of playback equipment, and rapidly advancing format obsolescence. Time is running out to save our state history.

The California Preservation Program, through the grant-funded California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP), is growing an online research resource of historic Californiana called the California Light and Sound collection. To date, there are over 2,800 recordings available online from 77 Project partners. Now the CAVPP is reaching out to more California archives and libraries to identify new partners and to preserve more historic recordings.

Do you have recordings of local, regional, or statewide significance in your collections? If so, please consider joining the CAVPP! The CAVPP’s free services include digitization, metadata management, quality control and long-term preservation and online access, bringing to light little known recordings via the Internet Archive.

This summer the California Preservation Program will lead two afternoon workshops to introduce the Project and review the basics of audiovisual collection care and preservation.

One workshop will be in Petaluma at the Petaluma Historic Library and Museum, Thursday July 30, 2015 (for northern California participants) and one workshop will be in Pasadena at the Pasadena Museum of History, Thursday August 6, 2015 (for southern California participants).

The workshops will be from 1:00-4:30pm and they are free.

Please RSVP here.


July 30, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Pamela Vadakan


Petaluma Historical Library and Museum
20 4th St
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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