Developed with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, BAVC Media’s latest tool supporting the audiovisual preservation field is a suite of free online resource that offers comprehensive instruction in organizing and preserving a media collection. Intended for use by individuals and organizations alike, AV Compass features step-by-step educational videos, PDF guides and a simple, easy-to-use tool for creating accurate inventories. AV Compass dispels the uncertainty of how to begin thinking about preserving old tapes, films and discs. This resource will guide users through creating a preservation plan and taking specific steps to make that plan happen.
AV Compass is a web-based suite of educational resources that includes:
- Instructional guides and 11 short videos that walk a user through the assessment
- Overview of preservation concepts
- Directions on how create a preservation plan and make it happen
- A free tool to create an inventory of your collection, which you can export and send to BAVC Media