AAPB Accepts CLIR DLF Community/Capacity Award

The Council on Library and Information Resources' Digital Library Federation (DLF) is holding the 2016 DLF Forum in Milwaukee this week! As part of the conference, DLF hosted an awards ceremony to honor the recipients of the inaugural DLF Community/Capacity Award. Selected by DLF members from across the country, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) and co-recipient The Biodiversity Heritage Library were honored as the … Continue reading AAPB Accepts CLIR DLF Community/Capacity Award

AAPB Presentation at IFLA News Media Section Conference

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) News Media Section held a two-day satellite session on  "News, New Roles, & Preservation Advocacy: Moving Libraries Into Action” in Lexington, KY on August 10-12, 2016, hosted by the University of Kentucky Libraries. AAPB Library of Congress project director Alan Gevinson participated remotely with a PowerPoint … Continue reading AAPB Presentation at IFLA News Media Section Conference

Library of Congress Releases 2016-2017 Recommended Formats Statement

The Library of Congress has released its latest version of the Library of Congress' Recommended Formats Statement, including for audio-visual media. These recommendations are useful for organizations that are planning digitization projects or are developing methods to digitally preserve their "born digital" programming. The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the release of the 2016-2017 … Continue reading Library of Congress Releases 2016-2017 Recommended Formats Statement

Access to Historical Records – Archival Projects Webinars Announced

Attention, public media organizations! Check out this upcoming digitization grant opportunity from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC).

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I would like to bring to your attention three upcoming webinars regarding NHPRC’s Access to Historical Records – Archival Projects grant program. The webinar schedule and instructions appear at the end of the message.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that ensure online public discovery and use of historical records collections. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may preserve and process historical records to:

– Create new online Finding Aids to collections
– Digitize historical records collections and make them freely available online

The NHPRC encourages organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project.

A grant normally is for one or two years and for up to $100,000. The Commission expects to make up to 10 grants in this category for a total of up to $700,000. The cost share…

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Kicking off the AAPB National Digital Stewardship Residency

The 2016-2017 AAPB National Digital Stewardship Residencies residencies have now officially kicked off, starting with our AAPB NDSR Immersion Week. From July 25-29, hosts, residents and mentors gathered at WGBH to learn, discuss, and review information about digital preservation and archiving audiovisual materials. Immersion Week presentations covered a wide array of topics, including the history of … Continue reading Kicking off the AAPB National Digital Stewardship Residency

THIRTEEN’s American Masters Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Digital Video Archive and Podcast

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between WGBH and the Library of Congress, is delighted to preserve for posterity more than 800 previously unreleased full-length interviews that were originally filmed for the iconic documentary PBS series American Masters, produced by New York public television station THIRTEEN for WNET. The interviews, digitized for … Continue reading THIRTEEN’s American Masters Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Digital Video Archive and Podcast

AAPB honored with CLIR DLF Community/Capacity Award!

Today the Council on Library and Information Resources' Digital Library Federation (DLF) announced that the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has been selected as an inaugural recipient of the DLF Community/Capacity Award, along with co-recipient The Biodiversity Heritage Library! Voting for the award ran through the month of June, and members selected AAPB among 16 nominees. About the … Continue reading AAPB honored with CLIR DLF Community/Capacity Award!

Police relations in public media

Our hearts are with those who are grieving unnecessary loss of life today. The following primary source materials from public media stations around the country document some of the history of the complex dynamic between police forces and marginalized communities in the United States. “Seeds of Discontent” Detroit, Michigan, 1968 Part of a WDET series … Continue reading Police relations in public media