NEA taking the past into the future


Adam Schutzman

The purpose of the MIRS Roundtable is to create a forum for individuals interested in film, video, and recorded sound. The Roundtable will serve as an advocate for those individuals and organizations that have audiovisual collections and will engage in activities that advance knowledge, communication, and archival professionalism in these areas.


  • Raise awareness of the unique archival challenges of time-based media 
  • Foster communication and engage the NEA community in archival issues pertaining to audiovisual materials 
  • Create resources and provide guidance for those working with moving image and recorded sound collections 
  • Organize and participate in activities that address audiovisual issues. These may include: 
    • Organizing session proposals to ensure visibility at NEA meetings 
    • Collaboration with other NEA groups where there are overlapping interests 
    • Fostering communication with other moving image and recorded sound professional organizations and groups 
    • Planning and implementing workshops that focus on specific aspects of audiovisual materials such as digitization, managing born-digital files, copyright, and preservation 
    • Organizing events such as screenings and social meetings 
    • Any other activity of interest or importance to the membership 

To get involved, contact co-chairs Adam Schutzman.

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