The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (based at the Library of Congress) is a project we’re interested in and have been posting about for several years. Links to a few of these posts at the very bottom of this post.
The presentation, titled “Keeping the Broadcast Historic Record: An Archive of Public Media in the Making” (slides are also embedded below) was given last Sunday (August 22, 2015) at the 2015 Society of American Archivists (SAA) conference in Cleveland, Ohio.
Archivists face the urgent task of migrating audiovisual media before a significant piece of the 20th century’s historical record is lost to posterity. Once these materials have been digitized, how do archivists preserve them for the long term? How can we innovatively provide access and encourage use, given the rights complexities often associated with audiovisual materials? This session focuses on these questions through the lens of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.
A Selection of Previous infoDOCKET Posts About the AAPB
- American Archive of Public Broadcasting Launches New Website/Database, Streaming Video Coming This Fall (April 15, 2015)
- Learn More About The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (Conference Presentation) (May 24, 2014)
- Library of Congress Selected as New Home of American Archive of Public Broadcasting (November 14, 2013)
See Also: Direct to American Archive of Public Broadcasting Blog
Selection of Some Other Television Archive Projects (with Video Available Online)
- University of North Texas Libraries Placing Digitized News Film (1950-1979) From NBC 5/ KXAS-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth) on Portal to Texas History