I am teaching a new course this semester called Projects in Moving Image and Sound Archiving. We will first cover the issues around the transition from film to digital, starting with a screening of Side by Side at the Quad Cinema. We will then swing into issues related to converting video and sound, since we will be working on creating two archives that make use of this medium. We’ll also cover issues like metadata, file formats, digital rights, film preservation, and cases of digitization.
I will also be teaching two sections of Projects in Digital Archives, where will be working again with the Lesbian Herstory Archives and the Archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.