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Resources for AAPB Participating Organizations
1. Preservation Consultations
Do you have specific questions on how to proceed with your preservation efforts? AAPB’s Project Manager is just an email or phone call away! Contact Casey Davis Kaufman at Casey_Davis-Kaufman@wgbh.org.
2. Archival Management System (AMS)
Participating organizations have exclusive access to the Archival Management System (AMS), where you can search and access your metadata, export records, watch/listen to your digital files, and download low-res files at ams.americanarchive.org. Contact Ryn Marchese, AAPB's Engagement and Use Manager, to update or add your organization users at Ryn_Marchese@wgbh.org.
3. Customize Your Organization Page on the AAPB Website
Each organization has a landing page on AAPB’s website, and we encourage adding a logo and org summary to provide more background on your programs! Find your page: http://americanarchive.org/participating-orgs Please forward any updates to Ryn.
4. Grant Writing Assistance
Are you interested in applying for a digitization grant? Let’s collaborate! We can point you to a few grant programs and provide you with our digitization grant writing toolkit of materials that you can incorporate into your proposal. Contact Casey, AAPB’s Project Manager, for details.
5. AAPB's Preservation Wiki
For preservation resources and workflows used for managing audiovisual assets in all their possible formats and environments, check out our wiki at wiki.americanarchive.org.
6. Participating Organizations Communication Toolkit
The AAPB Participating Organizations Communications Kit provides guidance for spreading the word about how your community can access your historic programming that is preserved in the AAPB. Let your local community know about your archival content, and where they can access it online! Access the toolkit: http://americanarchive.org/help/station-communications-toolkit.
With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the AAPB has created computer-generated transcripts for every item in the AAPB. Contact Ryn for more details.
8. Free Digitization Opportunity through 2019!
The Transcribe to Digitize Challenge is a year-long opportunity hosted by the digitization service provider George Blood, LP. The challenge is simple: if your organization can correct between 20-100 of the computer-generated transcripts for your content via AAPB’s crowdsourcing platform FIX IT+, George Blood will digitize an equivalent number of your tapes for free. Contact Ryn for details.
9. Referring Licensing Inquiries
We often get requests from producers seeking to license content they found in the AAPB. We refer them back to the contributing organization, and we can also provide licensing information on your records and organization page. Feel free to send us some language and contact details, and we can update it on the website. Contact Ryn for more information.
10. Connect with us!
If you would like to learn more about the AAPB, what your organization contributed, and where you can go from here, email Ryn Marchese, our Engagement and Use Manager, at email@example.com! You can also locate your organization's content on the Participating Organizations page at http://americanarchive.org/participating-orgs.
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.
- Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
- Grammy Foundation
- Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
- Knight Foundation
- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
- National Film Preservation Foundation
- National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
- National Recording Preservation Foundation
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.
- Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)
- Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
- Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums
- National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA)
- Society of American Archivists (SAA)
- Visual Resources Association
- Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists
- Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
- Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)
- New England Archivists (NEA)
- Northwest Archivists (NWA)
- Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (SRMA)
- Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA)
State and Local:
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.
- American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Listening and Viewing Guidelines
- American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Cataloging Guidelines
- Archival Moving Image Materials: A Cataloging Manual (2nd Edition)
- FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual (Draft, March 2014)
- Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) AV Artifact Atlas
- Preservation Self-Assessment Program's Format ID Guide
- Handling and Storage of Audio and Video Carriers (IASA-TC-05) (2014)
- ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation
- NDSA Levels of Preservation
- Preserving Digital Public Television
- Activists' Guide to Archiving Video (2014) by WITNESS