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Moving Image Specialists in Libraries is a new research initiative of New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program. The project is made possible by a grant from the US Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Interview With Monique Threatt, Head of Media & Reserve Services, Herman B Wells Library, Indiana University

As a media librarian, you [need] skills in university technology [...] The media librarian really has to get in on the conversation and say, we’re doing this, we want to do this, how can you help? Or, how can we help you?

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Interview with Claire Stewart, Head of Digital Collections, Northwestern University Library

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It takes special skills to handle media collections and people like me who go to a traditional library program don’t have those skills necessarily. So it’s been great having [someone] here to see what you can do with that kind of training and background. It’s been eye opening because I can see the cautious, careful, methodical approach, but I also see that there are some things we don’t have to be as frightened of.

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Erik Piil, Internship at University of South Carolina Libraries, Summer 2010

This summer I received an IMLS grant for work in film preservation at the University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections. The work for this grant focused specifically on the C.E. Feltner collection, which contains a large percentage of Pathé newsreel material, early travelogue films, and other noteworthy items.

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Ashley Swinnerton, Internship at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library, Summer 2010

During the course of her summer internship with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the MIAP intern, Ashley Swinnerton, learned to properly care for, store, and catalogue archival audio materials, including most formats of tape and disc recordings.

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