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Update on the California Audiovisual Preservation Project: Content now online!

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Moving image content from the eighteen collaborating libraries and archives in the CAVP project is now available online at the Internet Archive. This database provides "glimpses and whispers" of the state's rich audiovisual heritage, but there remains much more to be mined and discovered. Please visit the website for more information on the project and the participating institutions.

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Discussion Forum | Topic 1: The Changing Face of Media Librarianship

As the digital humanities continue to expand and affirm digitally enabled forms of research, publication, and pedagogy, less orthodox scholarly pursuits—scholarship that is more than text and papers, including interactive, immersive, and multimodal formats—are finding increased legitimacy within the academy. With this in mind, how is the role of the media librarian and/or preservationist shifting, and what might these positions look like in the future?

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Join us in discussion!

We’d like to hear from you, our fellow colleagues and extended community. Listen to an an interview with Alex Cherian, Film Archivist at San Francisco State University for the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive. Read an update on the California Audiovisual Preservation Project from MISL fellow Pamela Vadakan. We invite you to participate by posting comments and engaging in conversation throughout the site.

Additionally, we will host ongoing discussion forums here in the News section. New topics on issues in media librarianship will be added every few weeks. Is there a subject you'd like to hear more about? Have an idea you'd like to bat around? Feel free to suggest possible forum topics by posting a comment below. And please check back regularly!

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Upcoming class at ICCROM! SOIMA 2011: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections

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MISL Project Director Howard Besser and former MISL Research Scholar Kara Van Malssen will join an international team of audiovisual preservation experts to lead SOIMA 2011: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections hosted by the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM). The course will take place July 11 - 29, 2011, in Riga, Latvia, with study visits to partner institutions in other Baltic states.

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IFLA Workshop on Audiovisual Collections for Non-Specialist Librarians

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MIAP and IFLA are co-sponsoring a workshop on audiovisual collections for non-specialist librarians, August 16th, 2011, 9am-6pm, at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The workshop will provide a basic introduction to all aspects of audiovisual collections management and preservation, and is specially designed for librarians charged with caring for collections about which they have limited professional expertise. The session will serve as a gateway to networks of contacts and resources, which participants can pursue after the conference at their own pace.

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The California Audiovisual Preservation Project

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More information on the work of MISL fellow Pamela Vadakan, the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP), and its partnering institutions, can be found on the project website, here. Moving image content from the nineteen collaborating libraries and archives will be available from the Internet Archive in the coming weeks.

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MISL fellow Stefan Elnabli featured in Northwestern's Footnotes Magazine

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The Spring 2011 issue of Footnotes Magazine, Northwestern University Library's thrice yearly publication, will feature an article detailing the work of MISL fellow Stefan Elnabli. Stefan is evaluating the preservation needs of moving image materials in several library collections, and establishing plans for their treatment and reformatting. Read a sneak preview of the as yet unpublished article, here!

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Focus Group Meeting for Media Librarians at ACRL

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We're at the Philadelphia ACRL Conference next month!

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Focus group meeting with Video Round Table members at ALA

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We're at ALA 2010!

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Howard Besser on recent IFLA AVMS work at ALA Mid-Winter Video Roundtable Meeting

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January 14, 2010

Howard Besser will be at the ALA Mid-Winter conference in Boston from January 15-19. He will give a report to the Video Roundtable on recent and current work of the International Federation of Library Association's Audiovisual and Multimedia Section (AVMS). He will discuss a full day workshop on audiovisual preservation for librarians that was held at the IFLA annual conference in Milan, Italy in August 2009. He will also report on the survey on Legal Deposit for AV materials that IFLA is currently collecting responses for, the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the upcoming Joint Technical Symposium in Oslo, and the next IFLA meeting. Howard's full report is available online, here.

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We're at SAA!

August 11, 2009

MISL project director, and MIAP Professor and Director, Howard Besser, will be at the ALA Annual Conference in Austin, TX from August 11-16, 2009. Professor Besser will asking archivists to share their concerns about hiring moving image specialists. He will also be handing out information about the project, and planning MISL events for future SAA meetings.

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Two MIAP graduates receive post-graduate fellowships in Libraries

July 25, 2009

Crystal Rangel, MIAP Class 09, is recipient of a 1-year post-graduate MIAP Fellowship at Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (SULAIR). This fellowship is part of the MISL project funded by the IMLS 21st Century Librarian Program. SULAIR has a strong and expanding program in media preservation to support its vast archival holdings.

Steven Villereal, MIAP Class 09, is recipient of a 1-year post-graduate MIAP Fellowship at the University of Virginia Library. This fellowship is part of the MISL project funded by the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

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