Current webinars as well as past webinars.



A number of full sessions from AMIA's Annual Conference are recorded each year.



Presentations from AMIA's digital asset symposium and interviews with presenters.

AMIA 25th Anniversary Oral Histories

In 2015, in recognition of AMIA’s 25th anniversary, Melissa Dollman and Devin Orgeron interviewed members about their experiences as part of AMIA. Karen Cariani (WGBH) discusses what drew her to AMIA as an organization, how AMIA has served her professional needs, PBCore, a favorite/fond memory of a conference, and more. Randy Gitsch (PRO-TEK) discusses the

2017 Webinar Series

The next series of AMIA webinars, in partnership with NEDCC. October 12: The Environmental Impact of Archives October 17: Processing Oral Histories October 24: Fundamentals of Copyright (Part I) October 26: Fundamentals of Copyright (Part II) November 2: Storage of Audiovisual Collections This webinar series is made possible through a grant from The Academy of

MTV: Archiving the History of Music Television

  MTV: Archiving the History of Music Television Jamie DiVenere, Senior Project Manager, Viacom Vault Project Johanna Salazar, Vice President of Production Planning & Operations for the Content Managment & Production Technologies Group,  Viacom Media Networks  From MTV Unplugged, Total Request Live and Beavis & Butt-head , MTV’s Vault is a music and pop culture goldmine

Automated Metadata

Automated Metadata Todd Carter, Co-Founder and CEO, Tagasauris Josh Wiggins, Chief Commercial Officer, GrayMeta Sally Hubbard, SAH Consulting Media content managers yearn for an “easy button” that will help with the massive challenge of usefully tagging assets so they can be as discoverable and productive as possible over the course of their lifecycle. Automation technologies

Indigitization: It Takes a Community

Indigitization: It Takes a Community Gerry Lawson, Oral History and Language Lab at Vancouver Museum of Anthropology, UBC “Precious fragments” of indigenous knowledge are increasingly held captive in obsolete audio-visual media formats. The ethics, culture and practices of traditional information management have served as significant obstacles to media digitization at most small institutions. The innovative

Webinar Series

  INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL FORMATS AND STORAGE [Series of 8]  This eight webinar series features eight webinars, focusing on digital file formats, storage, and transfer workflows.  Webinars recorded Sept 15 – Oct 20, 2015.     BEST PRACTICES FOR SMALL AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES [Series of 2]  This series is directed to small institutions with audiovisual collections and

Interview: Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin

Archive and Preservation Case Study: Building an Archive-Centric DAM Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin, Executive Director for Jewish Educational Media discusses his DAS presentation on their work to build an access system for their archive of video and audio content that could handle all of their metadata needs, as well as be actively used in their research

Think-For-Yourself, Do-It-Yourself: Revealing Independent Media from Behind the Iron Curtain

  Think-For-Yourself, Do-It-Yourself: Revealing Independent Media from Behind the Iron Curtain Speaker: Allie Whelan Artists, activists, and archivists embrace do-it-yourself strategies at times of political and social unrest for free expression, communication, and survival of marginalized voices. Between 1950 and 1990, political suppression paradoxically sparked creative action across the underground arts scene of Eastern Europe

Tech in Community, Community in Tech: Digital Collections in the Real World

  Tech in Community, Community in Tech: Digital Collections in the Real World Speakers: Lauren Sorensen, UCLA; Rachel Mattson , La MaMa Archives; Nicole Martin, Human Rights Watch; Dinah Handel, New York Public Library; Kristin Lipska, California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) From receiving digitized video files back from vendors, to bash shell scripting, archivists are