Fall 2015 Meeting


Led by Bertram Lyons of AVPreserve, this workshop will offer hands-on demonstrations of essential skills for the handling and storage of born-digital files. These include DOs and DON’Ts of handling digital materials, storing digital files using Bagger and Fixity, and extracting metadata from digital files using MediaInfo and Exiftool. Participants will also learn how these tools and skills can be implemented in collection management workflows.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with all applications downloaded and installed in order to fully participate in hands-on exercises. A list of the no-cost applications and file sets to be used in the demonstrations and exercises can be found here. Please install and download all software and files before the workshop. It has come to our attention that MediaInfo needs to be downloaded to work with MDQC. You can download MediaInfo at https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo. You may need to update your version of Java.

Refreshments will be provided before and during the workshop, and attendees are invited to join a tour of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary repository afterwards.


8:00-8:30 | registration + refreshments
8:30-8:45 | welcome and introductions of speaker
8:45-10:30 | introduction and part 1 of workshop
10:30-10:45 | break + refreshments
10:45-12:30 | part 2 of workshop
12:30 | wrap up
12:30-1:00 | optional repository tour

Directions and Parking

The workshop will be held in the Crimson Hall auditorium (LIB036) in the basement of the James P. Boyce Centennial Library at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Wifi and extension cords will be provided. Directions to the SBTS can be found here and a campus map here.

A map of SBTS campus parking can be found here. Lots 10 and 11 are closest to the Library (building #6 on the map), and even though these lots are market as permit-required, we are able to park there for free because of Thanksgiving week. The public entrance to the library is the east side of the building, closest to the Seminary Lawn (#28 in the brochure).  Crismon Hall is located on the Ground Level of the library.

Disability access into the library requires entrance from the rear (west) entrance of the building, and visitors will need to ring the doorbell and wait for an attendant to come and unlock the door.  The library also has two elevators.


Online registration has closed.

We are unable to provide refunds.