The Section 108 Dilemma: Red Tape, Video Tape, and Digital Conversion

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Symposium

The Boston Library Consortium’s Media Community of Interest is happy to announce our spring program: The Section 108 Dilemma: Red Tape, Video Tape, and Digital Conversion

Friday, April 26, 2019, 10:00am-3:30pm

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Sponsored by the Boston Library Consortium (BLC)

 

We have reached capacity for this event; if interested, please email mmendez@blc.org to be added to the wait-list.

 

About this Event

As older formats become obsolescent, today’s academic libraries are making decisions about weeding and preserving older audio and video formats. But it isn’t simply a decision to keep or to save: copyright law and technical work for conversion are complex considerations. This program attempts to help unpack the red tape and skills involved in preserving analog video and audio with experts on copyright, analog to digital conversion, and new initiatives.  Please learn about the dilemmas, find answers, and contribute to the discussion that academic libraries need to have.   A flyer for the event is available here.

Event Program (link will open a pdf document)

Speakers:
  • Kyle Courtney, Program Manager and Copyright Advisor, Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard University
  • Jessica Fjeld, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor, Cyberlaw Clinic, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, Cyberlaw Clinic
  • David Shea, Student attorney for the Harvard Cyberlaw Clinic
  • Sarah McCleskey, Head of Resource and Collection Services, Hofstra University
  • Jonathan Iannone, Digital Media Supervisor, Northeastern University Libraries
  • Kimberly Kennedy, Digital Production Coordinator, Northeastern University Libraries
  • Chris Lewis, Media Librarian, American University
  • Phil Salvador, Collections Coordinator, American University
  • Meghan Bergin, Metadata Coordinator, UMass Amherst Libraries
  • Gabe Stetson, Coordinator of Digital Curriculum, Reserve, and Media, UMass Amherst Libraries
  • Bryce Roe, Manager of Audio Preservation Services, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
  • Chris Heaney, Audio Preservation Engineer, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
  • Dawn Aveline, Director of Preservation Programs, Preservation Technologies
  • Robert Strauss, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Preservation Technologies

 

For questions, contact the event committee: Laura Jenemann (ljeneman@bu.edu), Debra Mandel (d.mandel@northeastern.edu) , Joanna Fuchs (jmfuchs@brandeis.edu) and Mei Mendez (mmendez@blc.org).

 

Event Logistics:

The event will take place in the Treasure Room of the Brandeis Library. Please refer to this campus map to note the Library's location.

Driving & Public Transit Information

From Mass Pike I-90 Eastbound

  • Take exit 14 for I-95/Rt 128. Keep left for 95/128 North. While on the ramp, exit immediately onto exit 24 for Route 30. Bear left onto Route 30. Turn right at the first traffic light onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.

From Mass Pike I-90 Westbound

  • Take exit 15B for Weston, Rte. 30. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Park Road. At the traffic light, turn right onto Route 30. Turn left at the next traffic light onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.

From I-95/Route 128 Southbound

  • Take exit 24 for Route 30. At end of ramp, proceed through traffic light (across Route 30) onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.

From I-95/Route 128 Northbound

  • Take exit 24 for Route 30. Route 30 is one of several options at this exit, so follow signs carefully. Turn left at the top of the ramp onto Route 30. Turn right at the traffic lights onto River Street. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.

Commuter Rail (Fitchburg Line/South Acton Line)

  • Commuter train service is available from Boston's North Station (Fitchburg/South Acton line) to the Brandeis/Roberts Station that borders the campus. See MBTA site for schedules.

Parking Information:

Visitor Passes
For anyone driving to the event, you will need to get a visitor pass from Public Safety. When you enter campus, you will go to the Information Booth located at the Main Entrance. You will tell the parking attendant that you are here for a BLC event at the Library. The attendant will ask you some vehicle information before issuing the pass. Your visitor pass will allow you to park in any area designated as blue.  

If for some reason, there is no attendant at the Information Booth, you will need to go to Public Safety in Stoneman to get a visitor pass. To get to Stoneman, from the main entrance you will turn right up the Loop Road. You will pass the Science center on your left and on your right, you will see the bridge crossing South Street. On your right-hand side is Stoneman it is across stair leading up to the Usdan Castle.

Parking
With a visitor pass, you can park in any lot or area designated as a Blue Zone. Areas to park:
Along the Loop Road from the Usdan Student Center to the Chapels, Kutz Hall lot, North Parking Lot, the small lot in front of the Heller School, and the small lot in front of the Library across from the Mandel Center.

 

Lodging:

The following hotels are located near Brandeis University. 

Boston Marriott Newton (5min car ride to campus)

2345 Commonwealth Avenue

Newton, MA 02466

617-969-1000

 

Best Western TLC Hotel (10min car ride to campus)
380 Winter St.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
781-890-7800


Courtyard Boston Waltham (10min car ride to campus)
387 Winter St.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
781-419-0900
866-419-0999


The Westin Waltham Boston (10min car ride to campus )
70 Third Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
781-290-5600 front desk
800-937-8461 reservations