Preservation of audiovisual collections 

Tuesday 6 November 2012 , 9am-4.30pm
Hocken Library Uare Taoka o Hākena, corner of Anzac Ave, Parry St West, and Ravensbourne Rd
Dunedin  , Otago 

$50, or $40 for LIANZA Preservation SiG members

This one-day course in the care and preservation of audiovisual collections is offered by the National Preservation Office Te Tari Tohu Taonga.

The course is an intermediate level course for people who work in libraries, archives, iwi and Māori organisations who are responsible for the care and management of audio collections and video collections.

Places are limited to 25.

Course topics

  • AV formats, their identification and history
  • AV-formats: their deterioration, risks factors
  • Handling and storage
  • Replay and technology obsolescence
  • Digitisation
  • Digital preservation


  • Nick Guy, Conservator Audiovisual Material, Alexander Turnbull Library
  • Bronwyn Officer, Senior Sound Conservator, Alexander Turnbull Library


For more information and registration forms, contact Vicki-Anne Heikell on 04 474 3066 or email