The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has announced its first online learning series!
Beginning in September 2015, AMIA is offering three webinar series intended to further education in the archival moving image profession, as well as to provide introduction to these topics to the broader libraries and archives community. This is an excellent opportunity for public media professionals to learn about digital preservation best practices by leading archivists in the field of moving image archiving.
The first series is Introduction to Digital Formats and Storage. This eight webinar series focuses on digital file formats, storage and transfer workflows. The series includes:
- Introduction to Digital Formats and Concepts
- Audio: Part 1 – Formats
- Audio: Part 2 – Digital Audio Workflows
- Video: Part 1 – Formats
- Video: Part 2 – Video Workflows
- Film: Part 1 – Digital Film Formats
- Film: Part 2 – Digital Film Workflows
- Digital Storage and Infrastructure
The series begins on September 15 and runs through October 20. You can register for the full series, or for individual sessions.
The second series is Best Practices for Small Audiovisual Archives. This two webinar series is directed to small institutions with audiovisual collections and limited staff. The series includes one overview session and one session on digitization. The webinars will be October 6 and October 8, 2015.
The third series is Best Practices for Personal Audiovisual Collections. This two webinar series is intended for families and individuals with audiovisual collections they wish to preserve. The series includes one overview session and one session on digitization. The webinars will be September 29 and October 1, 2015.
For individual session descriptions and registration information, visit www.AMIAOnline.org.
And consider attending the 25th annual AMIA Conference in Portland, Oregon! We’d love to see you there!