James A. Lindner Archival Technology Medal
Senior Systems Administrator, Library of Congress - National Audio Visual Conservation Center
The James A. Lindner Archival Technology Medal, established in 2012, renamed in 2017, and sponsored by James A. Lindner, honors the recipient by recognizing significant technical advancements or contributions related to the invention or development of technology, techniques, workflows, or infrastructure for the long-term storage, archive or preservation of media content essence.
The 2020 James A. Lindner Archival Technology Medal is awarded to James Snyder, in recognition of his work developing workflows and methodologies for digitizing and archiving large media collections, and his commitment to sharing his knowledge and experience. He has presented at various industry events, including conferences and webinars and has published numerous articles. He continues to be involved in creating the standards and best practices for archiving and preserving media assets.
James Snyder is an Emmy awarded digital media engineering, data & media archiving, preservation, production and project management specialist. He serves as the Senior Systems Administrator for the Library of Congress' National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) on the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia. His experience includes projects for MCI, Verizon, Intelsat, PBS, ABC, the Advanced Television Test Center, Fox News, Reuters, Discovery, Sarnoff Labs, Turner Engineering, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, the News Corporation, FedNet and agencies of the U.S. Federal government. Projects include the ATSC digital television standard, the HD Radio digital radio standard, the AXF Archive eXchange Format (SMPTE 2034) standard, and the first consumer commercial HDTV satellite service Unity Motion. He is a manager of the Washington, DC chapter, continues to participate in standards work, and lives and works in central Virginia.