We are extremely excited to announce that after some extremely difficult decision-making among a number of great projects, we have selected the Host Institutions for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting National Digital Stewardship Residency Project, and are opening up the period for Resident Applications!
In April of 2015, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) was awarded a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop a National Digital Stewardship Residency program focused specifically on the area of digital audiovisual preservation in the realm of public media. Over the course of the 27-month grant, the AAPB will send seven residents to serve out ten-month residencies in organizations that create and hold public media content, working to develop effective digital stewardship models for this crucial aspect of American heritage.
The seven public media organizations that will be hosting residents for the 2016-17 Residency are:
CUNY TV – New York, New York
Louisiana Public Broadcasting – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Minnesota Public Radio – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Pacifica Radio Archives – North Hollywood, California
Howard University Television (WHUT) – Washington, DC
Wisconsin Public Television – Madison, Wisconsin
WYSO – Yellow Springs, Ohio
Spanning the country from New York to California, each of these organizations has designed an impactful and engaging archival project for the resident to complete over the ten-month residency that will allow the residents to gain valuable skills in their archival careers, while also providing a long-term benefit to the host institution. The projects encompass analog digitization, digital media migration, metadata management, workflow design, coding and perceptual hashing, and more — at the AAPB, we’re really looking forward to learning from the residents as they tackle this exciting work.
To learn more about the organizations and their projects, visit the AAPB NDSR Hosts page on the NDSR project website.
We’ll be accepting applications for Residents to take on these projects from today through March 21st, 2016. For more information for how to apply to become a resident, visit the AAPB NDSR Resident Applications page on the NDSR project website. We’re looking forward to getting great applications to match with these great projects!