Instructors: Casey E. Davis, Rebecca Fraimow & Elizabeth Walters
Description: In the 2015 NEA membership survey, one-third of NEA members indicated a desire to gain skills and expertise necessary to effectively manage, preserve, and provide access to their audiovisual collections. We’re excited to offer a day-long workshop focusing on the basics of moving image and recorded sound collections, taught by staff from the WGBH Media Library and Archives and Harvard Library’s Weissman Preservation Center. This workshop will cover the following topics: identification of analog and digital formats, basic care and handling, storage of analog and digital AV collections, inventorying analog collections, metadata for audiovisual materials, digitization best practices, characteristics of digital audiovisual files, rights and access, and digital repositories. Attendees will leave the workshop with confidence, knowledge and resources to ensure the preservation and access of the cultural heritage documented in their audiovisual collections.
Massachusetts Historical Society
Red Room, second floor
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215-3695
Lunch is on your own.
About the Instructors:
Casey E. Davis is Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting at WGBH, where she manages AAPB projects currently including the CPB Permanent Entity Grant, NET Collection Catalog Project, and the AAPB NDSR Project. Casey is Co-Chair of the NEA Membership Committee and Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS). She serves as Archivist to WeKnew.org and founded ProjectARCC, a task force of archivists striving to motivate the archival profession to affect climate change. Casey has offered multiple workshops focusing on issues related to audiovisual preservation and access. Prior to her current job, Casey worked for PBS' flagship history documentary series, American Experience, and received her MLIS from Louisiana State University.
Rebecca Fraimow is an Archivist at WGBH, where she currently manages the PBCore development project, serves as the Program Coordinator for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting National Digital Stewardship Residency, and provides additional support for digital archiving in the Media Library and Archives. Rebecca received her MA from the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at NYU, after which she helped develop the NDSA Innovation Award-winning XFR STN project at the New Museum, served as the Audiovisual Projects Manager for the Dance Heritage Coalition, and co-founded the video preservation nonprofit organization XFR Collective. She was the 2014-2015 National Digital Stewardship Resident for WGBH, and has taught several workshops on audiovisual materials in the archive.
Elizabeth Walters is the Preservation Librarian for Audiovisual Materials at the Harvard Library’s Weissman Preservation Center. Prior to becoming a preservation librarian, she spent well over a decade working in the Japanese financial services industry as a consumer electronics analyst and translator. Elizabeth is a founding co-chair of the NEA Moving Image & Recorded Sound (MIRS) Roundtable, and recently contributed chapters on audio and video magnetic media to The Preservation Management Handbook: A 21st-Century Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (Harvey/Mahard, 2014). She received her MSLIS from Simmons College with a concentration in preservation management.
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