Welcome to #ideadrop!
This casual, comfortable meeting space is the perfect place for people who are all about libraries to meet up, share what they’re learning at SXSWi, brainstorm, and get inspired. Check out the schedule below and sign up for the sessions that interest you. RSVP in Eventbrite is required. We’d like to encourage the most participation possible. Please limit your selections to 4 events. Do you have a colleague or friend who also might be interested? Spread the word!
Live Streaming Starting March 8 at ~11am on ustream.tv/channel/ideadrop
RSVP required for #ideadrop events HERE.
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.
To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" in the upper right location of this page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.