Jim is a well-known authority on the preservation of electronic media. Jim is a frequent lecturer and writer on electronic media preservation internationally and serves on a variety of other media-associated boards and organizations. As a specialist in Forensic Video, he has been an expert witness in several court cases and trials. Jim is also an inventor, and is most widely known for the invention of “SAMMA” or the “System for the Automated Migration of Media Assets. SAMMA was developed in concert with his role as the Chief Video Consultant for the Library of Congress and the designer of the Packard Campus National Audio-Visual Conservation Center. Jim is an international lecturer on various subjects including Work Flow in Production, Video Production, Computer Graphics and Animation, the Business of Video Production, Collection Management, Magnetic Media Restoration, and Digital Archiving and Digital Preservation. Speaking engagements include the British Film Institute, the British Library, the American Film Institute, The National Archives of the United States, the National Computer Graphic Association, Pratt Institute, International Television and Video Association, Columbia University, R.P.I., the International Production Center in Brazil, the American Library Association, the Association of Moving Image Archivists, the Mid-Atlantic Archivists Association, the Archivists Round Table, Fast Rewind, SEAVAA, and many more conferences and associations. He and his work has been featured in many articles including those published in The New York Times, Television Broadcast Magazine and elsewhere. He has appeared on national and international television as spokesperson in the field of audio and video preservation. Have been heard on radio nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of the preservation of audio and moving image materials, most recently on CBC. Jim is the recepient of the 2015 SMPTE (the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) Archival Technology Award.