January 23, 2022

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.

Davis notes:

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.

The blog post also includes a mention of a presentation about the AAPB given at Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) annual conference. The deck is embedded below.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.