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Monday, March 11 • 9:30am - 1:30pm
Pop Up Archive: Build an Archive & Make It Count

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RSVP Required - Organizing digital content not only makes it easier to find and use — it creates new opportunities. Our thriving media environment would not be feasible without standardized formats such as MP3, CD Audio, WAV, and JPEG. But the data that describes media is not standardized at all. To foster collaboration and reuse, metadata needs to be consistent and sharable. 
So, let’s archive. In this workshop we invite media creators to join us as we take archives from the shelf (or hard drive) to the web. We encourage workshoppers to consider archiving not only produced work, but also raw footage and ancillary media to make the most of their collections. We’ll teach you how to install free software for archives, create or import records, organize collections, and seamlessly upload files to services like the Internet Archive and SoundCloud. We’ll also teach you how to use the simple web-based Pop Up Archive system to find hidden gems and archive without your own server.

Particular experience and/or knowledge is not required, but this workshop will be of the most use to those who a) create audio/visual content in the course of their work or b) seek better access to archival material for their work — whether in public media or the library/archive/museum ecosystem(s).

What to Bring: 
Bring your archival material: we suggest that each participant come armed with at least a USB key or two (or a terabyte's worth, if you're feeling ambitious) of files. If you have any descriptive information about the files, bring that too — whether a spreadsheet tracking fields like "date" and "location" or even just a list of interviews jotted down in a notebook. Sorry, we can't help digitize analog content this year, though we can certainly point you toward relevant resources.

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avatar for Dave Rice

Dave Rice

ArchivistCuny Graduate CenterDave Rice is an archivist and technologist working as audiovisual archivist for CUNY TV at the City University of New York. Dave has a research focus on the utilization and development of open source technology in support of media preservation and access... Read More →
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Bailey Smith

New Prod DeveloperPop Up ArchiveBailey is a Knight New Challenge recipient and the cofounder of Pop Up Archive, an on-line repository designed to facilitate archiving audio. She holds a Master’s from the UC Berkeley School of Information in Information Management and Systems. Bailey... Read More →
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Anne Wootton

Project MgrPop Up ArchiveAnne previously managed a historic newspaper digitization project at Brown University and attended the Berkeley School of Information with a focus in digital archives and the sociology of technology. She spent summer 2011 working with The Kitchen Sisters and... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2013 9:30am - 1:30pm CDT
AT&T Conference Ctr Classroom 102 1900 University Avenue

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