Three new positions at GBH, working on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, are now open for applicants, thanks to our recent Mellon Foundation grant! Brief job descriptions are below, with full information on responsibilities, skills, and application requirements available at the links provided. Please share these positions with qualified applicants!
PBS NewsHour Digitization Project Update from Ben Gogel
I have officially completed my project as a Research Assistant in the Media Library and Archives at WGBH. While not the entire history, a large portion of the predecessor programs for the PBS NewsHour, and their proxy files, have been successfully reviewed and made available. You can view the collection on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting … Continue reading PBS NewsHour Digitization Project Update from Ben Gogel
AAPB Launches Transcribe to Digitize Challenge with George Blood!
Earlier this year, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) launched FIX IT+, a crowdsourcing tool that invites the public to help improve the searchability of over 50,000 hours of historic public television and radio programming. Now, with the generous support of George Blood, a digitization service provider, the AAPB is launching the Transcribe to … Continue reading AAPB Launches Transcribe to Digitize Challenge with George Blood!
WGBH Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Support Public Media Content Management Tools and Training
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WGBH Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Support Public Media Content Management Tools and Training $345,000 will support training materials for PBCore metadata management Boston, Mass. (December 14, 2016) - WGBH Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded WGBH a $345,000 … Continue reading WGBH Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Support Public Media Content Management Tools and Training
AAPB Cataloging Guidelines Available
The AAPB team is excited to share our Cataloging Guidelines. For those of you who aren't versed in librarian speak, cataloging is the process of creating quality metadata for materials, such as those in the AAPB collection, in order to improve searching and discoverability -- a process beyond basic inventory level gathering. Information typically captured … Continue reading AAPB Cataloging Guidelines Available
Report of the PBCore RDF Ontology Hackathon
The following is a post by Karen Cariani, Director of the WGBH Media Library and Archives and Project Director for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. This past weekend a group of dedicated PBCore enthusiasts met prior to the Code4Lib conference in a suburban Portland, Oregon house for two days. It was a healthy mix of … Continue reading Report of the PBCore RDF Ontology Hackathon
AAPB Presentations at #AMIA14
Earlier this month, the AAPB team traveled to beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia to attend the annual Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) conference. AAPB team members Karen Cariani, Casey Davis, Lauren Sorensen, and Sadie Roosa gave multiple presentations and coordinated events throughout the conference, including Karen's presentation on WGBH's new open-source digital repository, HydraDAM; … Continue reading AAPB Presentations at #AMIA14
Opening Data Is Not Like Opening a Door
In the fall of 2012 AVPreserve received a data dump of the 2.4 million records that had been generated as part of the American Archive Content Inventory Project (AACIP) managed by WGBH Media Library & Archives. There's a reason it's referred to as a dump -- parsing, mapping, and making that data useable or accessible … Continue reading Opening Data Is Not Like Opening a Door
PBCore Metadata Survey
We have really appreciated all of the great feedback from stations over the past couple of weeks about future opportunities to enhance American Archive metadata records, as well as possibilities of adding new records as new assets are created. Today, we have one other request, which should only take a few minutes of your time. During … Continue reading PBCore Metadata Survey