Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound is a non-profit formed in 2014 that enables archives, libraries, and museums, as well as arts, science and heritage organizations, to convert their legacy video recordings to digital formats, allowing new access to our region’s cultural heritage.

What MIPoPS can do for you

MIPoPS assists nonprofit organizations with videotape materials in their collections, including: documentaries, oral histories, art and dance performances, public works, industrial and educational content, “orphaned” productions and other footage. We guide them through the entire preservation process from analog object to digital file, by helping with identification, appraisal, digitization, and care for the resulting digital files according to archival best practices. We support public access by providing an online platform for digitized content.

MIPoPS is funded by 4Culture, NEH and NHPRC and welcomes donations.

What the community is saying about MIPoPS

“In my 35 years as an archivist – and one who is very active in professional circles – this is the most exciting development I’ve been associated with. This kind of “consortium” work can be a huge benefit to the profession and serve as a great model.”
–Scott Clineretired Seattle City Archivist, from 1985-2016

“How lucky we are to have MIPoPS in our community. Their critical services have allowed us to discover so much meaningful historic content on numerous media formats: the artists who exhibit or participate, the Museum personnel and other experts who help us understand art, our important architecture, and other interesting aspects of our institutional history. Without their assistance, we would have no understanding of the rich content we have in our media collection. Importantly, the MIPoPS Team has been extremely easy to work with, helping us clearly understand the process and answering our questions every step of the way.”
–Traci TimmonsLibrarian, Seattle Art Museum

“MIPoPS has created a unique workshop of equipment and has developed the skills to work with the interface of old and new technology… It was impressive to see the skill and the desire to capture the best possible image during the archival process and I feel I learned a tremendous amount about this and the value of preserving these creative treasures.”
– Sally Sykes-Wylie, Seattle Mime Theatre and the Sally Sykes Group