2023 Workshop Series

In collaboration with our partners at Scribe Video Center, PhillyCAM, and OpenArchive, we are holding a workshop series this summer created for Philly-based media creators and stewards of community media collections. In these workshops, preservation and archival professionals will guide participants through the essential elements of taking care of your audiovisual materials, including mobile media. The series’ goal is to help jumpstart preservation projects, cultivate knowledge about audiovisual preservation, and provide opportunities for connection and collaboration around these practices.

All workshops are free, and will be held virtually, with the exception of our hands-on digitization workshop on Saturday, August 19th. Please note that space is limited, so we encourage you to register early to secure your spot. Workshop descriptions, learning objectives, and instructor bios can be found through the workshop links below. If you have any questions, please contact us!

How to Take Care of Community AV Collections: Digitization, Preservation, Copyright

We will begin with a seven-session workshop series that will guide participants in designing effective preservation strategies for your particular needs, the process of digitization, and the ins and outs of metadata, copyright, and fair use. We encourage you to participate in the whole series, but we welcome you also to select the workshops that are most relevant to you. The series will start in July and end in September.

July 13th, 6:30-8:30pm – A Primer on Digital Preservation Part 1: What, Why, How? (Instructors: Sarah Newhouse and Anna Pinkney, Science History Institute)

July 20th, 6:30-8:30pm –  A Primer on Digital Preservation Part 2: The Keys to Planning (Instructors: Sarah Newhouse and Anna Pinkney, Science History Institute)

August 10th, 6:30-8:30pm – Digitize It! Part 1: Preparing for AV Digitization (Instructor: Morgan Morel, Library of Congress; facilitating in personal capacity)

August 19th 11-5pm – Digitize It! Part 2: A Workshop for Digitizing Your AV Materials (Instructor: Morgan Morel, Library of Congress; facilitating in personal capacity)

August 29th 6:30-8:30pm –  Metadata Matters (Instructors: Hannah Caulkins, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Khalila Chaar-Pérez, People’s Media Record)

September 19th 6:30-8:30 pm – Can I Share It? Part 1: Copyright Basics and Fair Use for AV Collections (Instructors: Patricia Aufderheide, American University, and Brandon Butler, University of Virginia)

September 26th 6:30-8:30pm – Can I Share It? Part 2: Licensing and Privacy for AV Collections (Instructors: Jenni Matz, Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences and Eric A. Prager, Venable LLC)

Archiving on the Go

We will end with a two-part workshop on mobile media preservation: “Archiving on the Go.” This workshop will introduce participants to OpenArchive’s Save, an application that facilitates the preservation of media created with your phone. Participants will train on how to use the app and discuss why and when privacy and security are needed.

October 12 and 26, 6:30-8:30pm – Archiving on the Go: Protecting Your Mobile Media with Save (Instructors: Natalie Cadranel and Alex Esenler, OpenArchive)

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