2014 McCusker Lecture Featuring Howard Besser

Date(s): 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 6:00pm

Howard Besser, professor of cinema studies and director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University's Tisch School for the Arts will deliver the 2014 McCusker Lecture. Besser is known for his expertise in and deep knowledge of digital preservation, art and multimedia, databases and metadata, and much more, including his involvement in the groundbreaking development of such standards as Dublin Core and Metadata and Encoding Transmission Standards (METS) from the beginning of the digital era, to current thinking and practice, and into the future.

In this profile as a Library of Congress "Digital Preservation Pioneer," Dr. Besser discusses the evolution of preservation, noting the irony that ancient forms of media, such as a stone tablet, are readable today, while current technology may render information created today unreadable in a decade, among other topics.

The Lecture will take place at 6p.m. and is followed by a reception. It is free and open to the public, with registration required via webform below.