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Chris Lacinak

Chris Lacinak
Adjunct Faculty, MIAP



Video Preservation H72.3403 MIAP Internship H72.2911, H72.2912


As former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of VidiPax Chris Lacinak has spent years consulting with Corporate, Government, University and Nonprofit moving image and sound archives on a wide array of preservation and access issues. In 2005 Chris was responsible for the design and management of construction for the new VidiPax facility, greatly increasing quality, capability, productivity and efficiency. The facility consists of 19,000 square feet of preservation oriented infrastructure encompassing audio, video, film, data, IT, disaster recovery, inspection, diagnosis, treatment, storage, and office space. Chris is currently an Adjunct Professor for the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program and consults for organizations including the Library of Congress, NYU and the Image Permanence Institute. His recent work includes projects addressing high efficiency reformatting, quality control systems, collection assessment and prioritization, metadata, systems and workflow integration, access strategies as well as file formats and compression schemes. As a passionate advocate for the advancement of the field Chris also lectures, sits on advisory boards, chairs committees and is active in standards forming and relevant organizations including the Audio Engineering Society, Association for Moving Image Archivist, International Organization for Standardization, Moving Image Collections (MIC), Harvard University and Indiana University.