Aimed at helping local individuals and organizations improve their audiovisual archiving skills, the Community AV Archiving Fair invites independent media makers, collecting institutions, and community groups in the New Orleans area to bring their challenges, their media objects, and their data for a day of collaborative problem solving and training in collaboration with the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) community.
The fair is organized around a number of “stations,” each of which will be staffed by AMIA volunteers, and focus on a particular workflow, technique, or tool. Stations will likely include: Digitization Strategies, Inventory Strategies, Prioritizing Media for Digitization, File Management & Storage, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Tool/Resource Matchmaking, How to Run a Community Archiving Workshop, and more!
Community members are invited to sign up to attend the fair where you can work one-on-one with volunteers to gain the skills needed to meet specific challenges around your audio-visual collection, or watch demonstrations to learn to use the tools that best fit your needs.
Please sign up using the form below, and we will contact you with details closer to the day. Please be prepared to bring collection items with you - all formats are welcome - video, film, files!