I have always enjoyed reading the Library of Congress’ blog, The Signal, about all these related to digital preservation. Trevor Owens of LOC was kind enough to interview me and put it on The Signal. You can check out the interview on their site.
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.
I am very pleased to be the recipient of the National Digital Stewardship Innovation Award 2012. I would like to thank all my students who have participated in these digital preservation projects. I would also like to thank all the organizations and individuals that have opened their doors to me and my classes, including:
Thank you again.
I am pleased to be doing the keynote this week at the VTLS User Group conference at the Queens Library. For more information, checkout the conference website: http://www.vtls.com/vug/keynote
Pratt SILS Spring Symposium
German Traces NYC
May 4 @ 5pm at Pratt Manhattan, 2nd Floor
Annual Meeting of the American Library Association, Anaheim, CA
Step Back into the Future: New Technology Brings History to your Smartphone
June 23 @ 10:30am
Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, Germany
Uncovering lost histories through GeoStoryteller: A digital GeoHumanities project
July 19 @ 11am
All independent documentary fans interested in the long-term availability of the medium should be concerned by a recent report from the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The report—called the Digital Dilemma 2 (DD2)—extensively investigates the preservation practices of independent filmmakers and documentarians. The results indicate that many films—both born-digital works and those produced on analog formats such as film—face a series of challenges that may diminish their future accessibility. This blog post will highlight some of these challenges, and offer some thoughts on how the field can move forward.
My poster (co-authored with Debbie Rabina) won the Best Poster award at the iConference 2012 in Toronto: