NEW Continuing Education Opportunity, May 3, 2013

Making Sense of a Media Collection
May 3, 2013 in Athens

Workshop Description

This daylong workshop aims to demystify audiovisual media collections, giving archivists a nuts-and-bolts, practical overview of the issues facing audio and moving image materials. Topics covered will include:

  • Historical and current film, audio, and video formats
  • Film, audio, and video production practices, and how they are reflected in archival materials
  • Deterioration of film and magnetic media, recommended storage conditions, and appropriate handling practices
  • Triage and prioritization of a/v collections
  • Basic approaches to digitization
  • Online and other resources for guidance about a/v preservation

As part of the workshop, we will examine samples of unprocessed audiovisual collection materials, in order to provide real-world examples of the principles discussed.

In addition, participants will be able to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the University of Georgia’s new Special Collections Libraries facility, including the audiovisual media lab dedicated to care of The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection.

IMAP Members, SGA Members, UGA Staff: $100

Nonmembers: $150

Artists and Students: $50

To register, please visit the IMAP site.

For more information on the workshop, or to learn about other upcoming opportunities, visit the SGA Education page!