Update and Slide Presentation from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting
One month ago we posted that the Library of Congress had been selected as the new home of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB).
Last week the AAPB Project Director, Casey Davis, shared an update on their blog.
In the blog post we learn:
- The 2012 Content Inventory Project (involving 120 public television stations) turned up 2.5 million inventory records.
- From these records, 40,000 hours of content will be digitized and preserved at LC.
- LC has committed to preserving material for the life of the Republic + 500 years.
One of the first goals for the next two years is the addition of 5,000 more hours of born-digital or previously digitized materials to the archive. We’d love to include in this selection the materials that were digitized during the Pilot Project in 2009 and any other materials that stations wants to contribute.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.