This resource list is evolving, so please check back often.

Funding Opportunities from Granting Institutions

The following national institutions offer grant funding for projects relevant to the needs to audiovisual archives, especially in terms of preservation and access.

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations provide venues for archivists and anyone responsible for preserving and managing historical materials to meet other professionals and learn about the activities, challenges, and successes of other cultural heritage institutions and projects.



State and Local:

The Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists provide useful lists of state and local professional organizations.

Public Broadcasting Core (PBCore) Metadata Dictionary project

In 2004, public broadcasters launched the PBCore metadata schema as a way for stations to record and share information about assets within their stations and among other public media organizations. PBCore provides stations and other organizations managing video and audio collections with a simple data model and XML schema for video and audio metadata.

Cataloging Guides


Analog Preservation

Digital Preservation


Library of Congress Initiatives