Supporting, Planning, and Undertaking AV Preservation Projects Parts 1 and 2


In this presentation, Jesse Johnston, Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities; Brian Carpenter, Senior Archivist at the American Philosophical Society; Pam Wintle, HSFA Manager & Senior Film Archivist at the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Institution; and Guha Shankar and Maggie Kruesi, Folklife Specialists at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, offer an overview of support available for the preservation of audiovisual materials, with a focus on federal grant support for AV preservation initiatives and presentations of case studies of notable projects that have preserved audiovisual recordings of significant Native American content. These topics are complemented by advice for carrying out audiovisual collecting and preservation projects, including resources for documenting, describing, sustaining, and preserving oral history collections.This session was part of the 2015 ATALM annual conference held in Washington, DC on September 9-12, 2015.