January 19, 2022

Digital Preservation: A Visit Inside the Museum of Modern Art’s Digital Art Vault

From an MoMA “Inside/Out” Article by Ben Fino-Radin, Digital Repository Manager, Department of Conservation:

Today I’ll describe how MoMA has faced head-on the significant challenges in digital preservation by designing a state-of-the-art digital vault for these collections. In order to distill some rather technical and complex ideas that inform this effort, I’ll break this digital art vault down into three parts: the packager, the warehouse, and the indexer.

The article includes a video of a computer similar to one in use at the MoMA digital storage centers inside the Museum in NYC, a facility in Long Island City, and the film preservation center in Hamlin, Pennsylvania.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.