Last week, AAPB staff from WGBH and the Library of Congress had the honor of presenting at the 2015 Society of American Archivists conference in Cleveland, Ohio. In our presentation, we discussed the history and evolution of the AAPB, website development, metadata and cataloging of the collection, our forthcoming Online Reading Room, the value and significance of the AAPB and audiovisual collections in general to scholars and researchers, and the Library of Congress’ digital preservation strategy and workflows. Panelists included Karen Cariani, WGBH Project Director, Alan Gevinson, Library of Congress Project Director, Casey Davis, WGBH Project Manager, and James Snyder, Senior Systems Administrator at the Library of Congress. To read the tweets from our session, check out #S706 on Twitter. The general conference hashtag was #SAA15.
We were pleased to meet with colleagues from some of our current AAPB participating organizations, including Pacifica Radio Archives and University of Maryland, as well as with other archivists who manage and preserve public media collections.
We look forward to future opportunities to share news about the project. Next up: FIAT/IFTA in October! We hope to see you there!