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Content & archive

True film preservationists typically come running at the mere mention of the word “nitrate”. That’s what the George Eastman Museum was counting on when they launched the first Nitrate Picture Show five years ago and, based on maximum occupancy, their gamble has paid off nicely.

To make digital content accessible and discoverable, you need metadata that will match your content to the needs and wants of a particular market or audience. News, movies, entertainment or non-commercial images all struggle to be seen until they are defined. How material gets defined…

Tim Knapp is SVP of Content & Archive Services at LAC Group and holds over 35 years of experience in motion and still film imaging and most recently in digital. This article was adapted from an interview by freelance journalist Bob Gibbons.

We are living in a golden-age of new uses for old film. The growing appearance of old film in new media has prompted interest in its uses and effects. In fact, CBS Sunday Morning recently featured a story on the "golden age of documentary filmmaking" that…

In this webinar, metadata librarian Erin Antognoli discusses controlled vocabularies and how they fit into the use of metadata. If you haven’t yet listened to our previous discussions on metadata, “Metadata and the data lifecycle,” and “Choosing metadata standards,” you may want to take a…

We published many articles to the LAC Group blog in 2018, and we reviewed our site analytics to see which topics got the most interest across our various managed service areas. Some of them were no surprise—one of our key services is Research and Intelligence,…

LAC Group’s content and archive services division (formerly known as PRO-TEK Vaults) recently attended the 2018 annual conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), held from November 28th through December 1st in Portland, Oregon.  The AMIA Conference is the largest of its kind…

Many organizations including historical societies, museums and businesses are in possession of valuable, irreplaceable newsreel footage, training films, documentaries and other photographic archives often dating back a century or more. Aging film is highly fragile and if it's nitrate-based, it could even be hazardous due…

Without adequate disaster planning and preparation, all the effort, vision and goals of an archive can be destroyed. Fortunately, a wealth of disaster preplanning and response information, much of online, is available to guide archivists, librarians, content and records’ managers, risk management professionals and directors…

LAC Group’s Content & Archive Services division is excited to be attending the 2018 annual conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), being held from November 27th through December 1st in Portland, Oregon. While known by many in the AMIA community as PRO-TEK,…