About AV Compass
Developed with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, AV Compass is a suite of free online resources that offers comprehensive instruction in organizing and preserving a media collection. AV Compass dispels the uncertainty of how to begin thinking about preserving old tapes, films and discs by guiding users through each step of creating a preservation plan.
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 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 collecting archives and preservationists