We have another resident-hosted webinar coming up in a few weeks! Intro to Data Manipulation with Python CSV (Adam Lott) Thursday, February 23 3:00 PM EST Archivists frequently inherit huge amounts of messy and disorganized data. More often than not, this data does not fit into established organizational systems, and manually reconstructing data can be … Continue reading AAPB NDSR Webinars
In 2015, the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded a generous grant to WGBH on behalf of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) to develop the AAPB National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR). Through this project, we have placed seven graduates of master’s degree programs in digital stewardship residencies at public media organizations … Continue reading AAPB NDSR Resources Round-up
Being able to start this blog post with a panda gif makes me incredibly happy. However, what I'm really talking about is Pandas, the data analysis library for Python programming. I'm intrigued by the possibilities of programming for library and archives so I'm sharing my beginner's journey. Being a beginner, I can tell you that learning how … Continue reading Playing with Pandas: CSV metadata transformations
I do not know everything. Nor does anyone else. Huge surprise, I’m sure. Lemme give you a second to pick your jaw up off the floor and recompose yourself. Despite the fact that this foregone conclusion is painfully obvious, I certainly struggle with admitting it to people sometimes. Especially if the particular thingy that I … Continue reading Just Ask For Help Already!
Resident log, NDSR date 20161220.1 Last time on “Inside the WHUT video library clean-up” WHUT’s RECOMMENDED “TO DO” CHECKLIST new shelves to be placed in library-adjacent rooms A and B retiling the linoleum floor thermometer and humidity reader removal of 2 metal shelves in the back of the library new overhead light bulbs new overhead … Continue reading Inside the WHUT video library clean-up – part 2: lots of manual labor
Every other Thursday, AAPB NDSR staff have invited a guest speaker to join us for a webinar for the AAPB NDSR community. We're taking a break in December before the residents take the reigns to schedule webinars of their own, starting in January -- but before signing off, we wanted to share the live recordings … Continue reading Webinar Recording Roundup
Early in our NDSR cohort chats, each resident agreed that our host site’s current metadata collecting and organizing practices could be improved. Many of us sought to find a database tool that could help our staff manage their data effectively. KBOO is like many other organizations that keeps its archives information in multiple spreadsheets. Tapes … Continue reading Is there something that does it all?: Choosing a metadata management system
Resident log, NDSR date 20161121.1 We are definitely making headway with the WHUT video library! While I’ll continue updating the progress of WHUT’s video library clean up, I first wanted to outline some of the steps and accomplishments we’ve done thus far. Consider this a flashback post since we fixed the shelf back in September. … Continue reading Inside the WHUT video library clean-up – part 1: SpaceSaver
Last Saturday, six of our seven AAPB NDSR residents presented a panel at the Association of Moving Image Archivists conference on their experiences preserving media at public broadcasting organizations across the country. If you couldn’t attend the session, we invite you to catch up virtually with this summary of questions and Tweets around the panel! … Continue reading Catch up on the AAPB NDSR session at AMIA!
Unfortunately, I was unable to make it to AMIA due to a family commitment, and I very much missed the cohort, and a very popular conference! In a rush of guilt, I instead agreed to speak on a different panel here in the Twin Cities. I’ve been a member of the Twin Cities Archives Round … Continue reading Archives in Conversation (A Glimpse into the Minnesota Archives Symposium, 2016)