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The Community Archiving Workshop: Audiovisual Collections Care and Management

  • April 22, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The InterContinental San Francisco (room TBD)
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  • For student registration, please submit proof of enrollment to Adrienne Storey at astorey@sfsymphony.org.

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The Community Archiving Workshop: Audiovisual Collections Care and Management

Wednesday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The InterContinental San Francisco (room TBD)

Workshop description:

Many librarians and archivists find themselves struggling to manage unique and aging film, video and audio recordings, and often lack the training and capacity to create, manage, preserve, and provide access to their audiovisual collections. The Community Archiving Workshop provides an opportunity for participants to engage in hands‐on processing, inspecting, and cataloging of audiovisual media – both analog and digital – and gain transferable skills to support their own collections. Most importantly, we will be working together to help a local organization gain intellectual and physical control of their endangered audiovisual collection. For more information see: www.communityarchiving.org. 

Workshop participants will be paired with audiovisual archivists and community members to conduct basic processing, cataloging, and inspection of audiovisual recordings and, by doing so, will learn how to identify risk factors and make preservation recommendations. There will be presentations on collections care by audiovisual archivists, and stations where participants can learn film inspection/repair, and video cassette digitization. Attendees will gain experience in working with audiovisual recordings, learn to care for their collections, plan for digitization and preservation, and be a part of the critical work of processing an endangered local collection. 

Instructors:

Dinah Handel is the Digitization Services Manager at Stanford University, where she works across their digitization labs to provide quality services to Stanford University patrons and the community at large. Previously, she was the Mass Digitization Coordinator at the New York Public Library, and was a member of the 2015‐2016 NDSR‐NY cohort, as a resident at CUNY TV. She has also worked on community archives projects in New York and San Francisco. She holds an MLIS from Pratt Institute in New York, and a BA from Hampshire College. 

Moriah Ulinskas is an audiovisual archivist whose work supports collections which fall outside mainstream historical narratives and institutions. From 2011 to 2017 she served as Diversity Chair for the Association of Moving Image Archivists, has been an organizing member of the Community Archiving Workshop since 2012, and was Preservation Program Director at the Bay Area Video Coalition from 2011 to 2014. She is a contributor to the recently published Citizen Internees: A Second Look at Race and Citizenship in Japanese American Internment Camps and is pursuing a PhD in Public History at the UC Santa Barbara and CSU Sacramento. 

Pamela Vadakan directs California Revealed, a California State Library initiative to digitize and preserve archival collections related to California history from partner libraries, archives, museums and historical societies. She’s also a member of the Community Archiving Workshop and serves on the Board for the Center for Home Movies. She has a Master’s degree in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University. 

Requirements:

Please bring your laptop with Excel software installed, if possible. You will be working in groups to inspect and inventory a collection, so the ability to work with spreadsheets is imperative. 

Who Should Attend:

Anyone struggling to care for an audiovisual collection. No previous training required.

The workshop is limited to 27 participants so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Registration open until April 17, 2020.

The Walter P. Gray III Education Endowment Fund Scholarship offers funds up to $500 for registration and travel to SCA workshops. Submit an application form, including a proposed budget to Jennifer Martinez Wormser (jmwormse@scrippscollege.edu). Application forms and additional information are available here.

  • Questions about your membership? Contact Alix Norton.
  • Questions about Registration? Contact Adrienne Storey.
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