“Dockerized” Kaldi Speech-to-Text Tool

At the AAPB “Crowdsourcing Anecdotes” meeting last Friday at the Association of Moving Image Archivists conference, I talked about a free “Dockerized” build of Kaldi made by Stephen McLaughlin, PHD student at UT Austin School of Information. I thought I would follow up on my introduction to it there by providing links to these resources, … Continue reading “Dockerized” Kaldi Speech-to-Text Tool

PBS NewsHour Digitization Project Update: “Asset Review” and Access and Description Workflows

I’ve previously written about developing and automating management of our workflows for the NewsHour project (click for link), and WGBH’s processes for ingesting and preserving the NewsHour digitizations (click for link). Now that the project is moving along, and over one thousand episodes of the NewsHour are already on the AAPB (with recently added transcript … Continue reading PBS NewsHour Digitization Project Update: “Asset Review” and Access and Description Workflows

Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: The Medicine Game

Vision Maker Media's "Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks" promotion concludes this week with our final featured Vision Maker Media film. "The Medicine Game" follows the story of brothers from the Onondaga Nation who pursue their dreams of playing lacrosse for Syracuse University. With their dream nearly in reach, the boys are caught in a … Continue reading Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: The Medicine Game

Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Sousa on the Rez

This week’s featured Vision Maker Media film focuses on Native American marching bands, their history, and their players' relationships with American and Western music. The film contains interviews with musicians in Native American bands and features both contemporary and historical footage of Native players. "Sousa on the Rez" examines the history of American marching music, … Continue reading Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Sousa on the Rez

PBS NewsHour Digitization Project Update: Ingest and Digital Preservation Workflows

In our last blog post (click for link) on managing the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project, I briefly discussed WGBH’s digital preservation and ingest workflows. Though many of our procedures follow standard practices common to archival work, I thought it would be worthwhile to cover them more in-depth for those who might be interested. We at WGBH … Continue reading PBS NewsHour Digitization Project Update: Ingest and Digital Preservation Workflows

PBS NewsHour Digitization Project Update: Workflow Management

In January 2016, the Council on Library and Information Resources awarded WGBH, the Library of Congress, WETA, and NewsHour Productions, LLC a grant to digitize, preserve, and make publicly accessible on the AAPB website 32 years of NewsHour predecessor programs, from October 1975 to December 2007, that currently exist on obsolete analog formats. Described by co-creator … Continue reading PBS NewsHour Digitization Project Update: Workflow Management

Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Weaving Worlds

Explores the lives of Navajo artisans and their unique--and often controversial--relationship with Reservation traders in this week's featured Vision Maker Media film, "Weaving Worlds." In this compelling and intimate portrait of economic and cultural survival through art, Navajo filmmaker Bennie Klain takes viewers into the world of contemporary Navajo weavers and their struggles for self-sufficiency. … Continue reading Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Weaving Worlds

Meet Charles Hosale, our new American Archive team member

Hi! I’m Charles Hosale, and I’m very glad to be joining the AAPB team as a Special Projects Assistant at WGBH. I come from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I worked as the AV Project Archivist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I’ve also been a Contract Archivist for MillerCoors and Robert W. Baird & Co. I’m really excited … Continue reading Meet Charles Hosale, our new American Archive team member