Rebecca Benson, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at KOPN

My name is Rebecca Benson, and I’m a graduate student at the University of Missouri, working on a Master’s in Library Science and focusing on work in special collections libraries. I am so excited for the experience I have gained working with the AAPB: I am familiar with much older materials, but the history of … Continue reading Rebecca Benson, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at KOPN

Tanya Yule, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at CAAM

    Hello, my name is Tanya Yule and I am one of the five, in the first cohort of the AAPB Public Broadcast Preservation Fellows. Later this month I will be receiving my Masters in Library and Information Science, and an advanced certificate in Digital Assets Management from San Josè State University, with an … Continue reading Tanya Yule, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at CAAM

Virginia Angles, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at GPB

The Collection:  My name is Virginia Angles. I am currently a graduate student at Clayton State University working towards at Masters in Archival Science. I was super excited when I first heard about the American Archives of Public Broadcasting's (AAPB) Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF) with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). I had never worked in … Continue reading Virginia Angles, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at GPB

AAPB Webinar Series with the Boston Library Consortium

This past March, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) hosted two webinars with the Boston Library Consortium. This two-part webinar series provided an overview on the AAPB as well as review ways in which it can be effectively used as a resource for teaching and research. Part I - "Accessibility of AAPB in Academic Libraries" This … Continue reading AAPB Webinar Series with the Boston Library Consortium

Celebrate Women’s History Month by Preserving Women’s Voices in Public Media

One of the most fascinating aspects of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is discovering how local broadcasting stations used their platforms to communicate national issues to local audiences. As second-wave feminism gained momentum between the years 1960 to 1980, WNED from Buffalo, New York documented the movement's ripple effect in a half-hour public … Continue reading Celebrate Women’s History Month by Preserving Women’s Voices in Public Media

Resources Roundup: AAPB Presentations from 2017 AMIA Conference

Earlier this month the American Archive of Public Broadcasting staff hosted several workshops at the 2017 Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) conference in New Orleans. Their presentations on workflows, crowdsourcing, and best copyright practices are now available online! Be sure to also check out AMIA's YouTube channel for recorded sessions. THURSDAY, November 30th PBCore … Continue reading Resources Roundup: AAPB Presentations from 2017 AMIA Conference

Announcing ROLL THE CREDITS: Classifying and Transcribing Text with Zooniverse

Today we're launching ROLL THE CREDITS, a new Zooniverse project to engage the public in helping us catalog unseen content in the AAPB archive. Zooniverse is the "world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research." Zooniverse volunteers (like you!) are helping the AAPB in classifying and transcribing the text from extracted frames of uncataloged public … Continue reading Announcing ROLL THE CREDITS: Classifying and Transcribing Text with Zooniverse

Upcoming Webinar: Building AAPB Participation into Digitization Grant Proposals

Building AAPB Participation into Digitization Grant Proposals: Requirements, Recommendations and Workflows Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00pm ET Webinar Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/lWWU5GgFkv09bNFi2 Direct meeting URL: http://wgbh1.adobeconnect.com/aapb_grant-proposals-1/ Curious about getting involved in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB)? Seeking information about the workflows and requirements for contributing digitized content and/or metadata to the AAPB? Writing a grant proposal … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar: Building AAPB Participation into Digitization Grant Proposals

Join the Conversation at the 2017 Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Conference

Next week, American Archive of Public Broadcasting staff are hosting at several workshops on workflows, crowdsourcing, and copyright at the 2017 Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) conference in New Orleans! Check out sessions and events featuring presentations by AAPB staff below. We hope to see you there! If you are unable to attend the … Continue reading Join the Conversation at the 2017 Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Conference

The Library and WGBH Celebrate 50 Years of Preserving Public Television and Radio

The Library of Congress and Boston public broadcaster WGBH will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 with a series of panels featuring pioneers and experts in public broadcasting Friday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m.–6 p.m.  The symposium—“Preserving Public Broadcasting at 50 Years”—will be held in the Montpelier room on the … Continue reading The Library and WGBH Celebrate 50 Years of Preserving Public Television and Radio