Steve Wilcer, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at WUNC

Hello! My name is Steve Wilcer. I coordinated with WGBH and WUNC Radio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a member of the second cohort of fellows for the AAPB Public Broadcast Preservation Fellowship. I am currently working towards a Master of Science in Library Science at the University of North Carolina and plan to … Continue reading Steve Wilcer, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at WUNC

Announcing the Second Round of Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellows!

WGBH on behalf of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting is pleased to introduce our second cohort of fellows for the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF), a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The PBPF supports students enrolled in non-specialized graduate programs to pursue digital preservation projects at public broadcasting … Continue reading Announcing the Second Round of Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellows!

Five New Special Collections Now Available in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting!

Happy International Archives Day! The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is celebrating by launching five NEW Special Collections that feature raw interviews from American Experience's Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till, John Brown's Holy War, and Jubilee Singers, as well as WGBH's Peabody award-winning documentary Africans in America! Now available online, you can access … Continue reading Five New Special Collections Now Available in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting!

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

Digitization Grant Opportunity from Council on Library and Information Resources!

CLIR Recordings at Risk - Fourth Round Opens May 2nd  Collaborate with American Archive of Public Broadcasting on Digitization Grant Proposal Now in its fourth call for the Recordings at Risk grant program, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is accepting applications from collecting institutions for the digital reformatting of audio and audiovisual … Continue reading Digitization Grant Opportunity from Council on Library and Information Resources!

Upcoming Webinar: AAPB’s Quality Control Tools and Techniques for Ingesting Digitized Collections

Oklahoma mentor Lisa Henry (left) cleaning a U-matic deck with Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow Tanya Yule. This Thursday, February 15th at 8 pm EST, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) staff will host a webinar covering quality control tools and technologies used when ingesting digitized collections into the AAPB archive, including MDQC, MediaConch, Sonic Visualizer, and QCTools. The public … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar: AAPB’s Quality Control Tools and Techniques for Ingesting Digitized Collections

Louisiana Public Broadcasting Digital Preservation Plan

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 around … Continue reading Louisiana Public Broadcasting Digital Preservation Plan

AAPB NDSR Resources Round-up

  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

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

AAPB welcomes Rachel Curtis, new Digital Conversion Specialist

The AAPB team is thrilled to welcome Rachel Curtis as our new Digital Conversion Specialist at the Library of Congress. In this role, Rachel is the project manager for the Library of Congress side of the AAPB project. She is involved with metadata mapping, reporting, planning, oversight, and overall coordination activities. Rachel has a background in Anthropology … Continue reading AAPB welcomes Rachel Curtis, new Digital Conversion Specialist