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MIPoPS (Seattle, WA 98104-1822)
Rachel Price (Project Director: June 2018 to present)

Research and Development
Preservation and Access

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$191,835 (approved)
$191,835 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2019 – 4/30/2022

DV Rescue

The development of procedures and tools designed for the preservation of Digital Video (DV) recordings, a highly fragile format used widely in the mid-1990s through 2000s, documenting local heritage, oral histories, arts performances and a variety of other cultural events and activities.

Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) is requesting supporting funds via a Tier II National Endowment for the Humanities Research and Development grant for a project, titled DV Rescue. [The project will] develop procedures and tools that will support migrating data from DV tapes into digital files suitable for long-term preservation. This will fill an urgent need for DV tape transfer tools that can rescue content from at-risk digital videotape formats. The DV Rescue project will entail two years of work to develop open source and freely available software, user research and testing, and create documentation to help define and perform comprehensive, automated, and easy-to-use data migration techniques. MIPoPS will collaborate with RiceCapades, a consulting and development company. They will also work with eight institutions currently collecting DV videotape to conduct research, define preservation workflows, establish standards and develop the most impactful tools f