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Dave Rice

Audiovisual Archivist
New York, NY
Dave Rice is an audiovisual archivist and technologist whose work focuses on independent media, open source technological preservation applications, and quality control analytics. Rice has worked as an archivist or archival consultant for media organizations such as the City of the University of New York, Democracy Now, the United Nations, WITNESS, and Downtown Community Television. A graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, and a Co-Chair of the Association of Moving Image Archivist\'s Open Source Committee, Rice has partnered with BAVC on numerous digital preservation endeavors, including the Dance Heritage Coalition\'s Secure Media Network and the NEH-supported Quality Control Tools for Video Preservation. In working with digital samples of digitization errors or irregularities, Rice has developed methodologies to automate the detection, diagnosis and qualitative reporting of digitization errors in order to ensure greater validation and responsiveness within the digitization process.