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

Real Talk: Archiving Independent Media and Community Collections

  Real Talk: Archiving Independent Media and Community Collections Speakers: Molly Fair; Kelly Haydon, Bay Area Video Coalition; Keith Wilson , People’s Archive of Police Violence; Carol Steiner, People’s Archive of Police Violence; Caroline Gil, Independent Archivist; Skyla Hearn , DuSable Museum of African American History Accepted standards and best practices for audiovisual archiving usually

Building Regional AV Preservation Coalitions Using the Community Archiving Method (Part II)

Part I | Part II Building Regional AV Preservation Coalitions Using the Community Archiving Method Speakers: Mona Jimenez, NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program; Yvonne Ng, Witness; Marie Lascu, XFR Collective; Kelli Hix, Smithsonian Institution; Sandra Yates, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Library The Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) model is growing. Now going into

Building Regional AV Preservation Coalitions Using the Community Archiving Method (Pt 1)

Part I  |  Part II   Building Regional AV Preservation Coalitions Using the Community Archiving Method Speakers: Mona Jimenez, NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program; Yvonne Ng, Witness; Marie Lascu, XFR Collective; Kelli Hix, Smithsonian Institution; Sandra Yates, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Library The Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) model is growing. Now going

Do It Yourself & Community Archiving Symposium

During AMIA 2016, the Do It Yourself & Community Archiving stream of sessions was opened free to the community as a symposium and live-streamed. This was the first time AMIA has offered live streaming. A huge thank you to the organizers of the program stream – Robin Margolis and Kelly Haydon – and to the

An Amusement Fit for Half-wits: Partial Histories of Film Archives

  An Amusement Fit for Half-wits: Partial Histories of Film Archives Rachael Stoeltje, Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive Christophe Dupin, International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) David Walsh, Imperial War Museum The notion of preserving for the future such a low form of entertainment as film (‘an amusement fit for children and half-wits’) was

Preserving Film Collections for the Future: An Essential New Web Application

  Preserving Film Collections for the Future: An Essential New Web Application Jean-Louis Bigourdan, Image Permanence Institute/RIT Alex Bliss, Image Permanence Insitute/RIT Implementing the best possible preservation strategy is an intricate and difficult process. IPI worked on an NEH-funded project to create a web-based application called filmcare.org. The objective of the project was to design

The Long Goodbye: Curation Through Careful De-accession

The Long Goodbye: Curation Through Careful De-accession Sean Savage, Academy Film Archive Stefan Palko, Academy Film Archive Deborah Stoiber, George Eastman House It’s simply not feasible to save all the media consigned to our institutions, and we must inevitably come to terms with our limitations in collection criteria, storage and staffing. In this session, representatives