Pre-Conference Workshops & Symposia

Posted on July 22, 2016

AMIA offers a number of pre-conference workshops and symposia.  Separate registration is required for all workshops.  You may register for the workshops during the registration process, or you may edit your registration if a workshop is posted after you are confirmed.

All workshops must meet a minimum registration.  Please register early – all workshops that have not met the minimum by October 5, 2016 will be cancelled with full refunds.

 

Tuesday

 

 

Film Handling 101 (Full Day) | $75
Chair and Speakers

  • Taylor McBride, Smithsonian Institution
  • Dino Everett, USC SCA Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive
  • Jennifer Jenkins, University of Arizona

The Small Gauge Amateur Film Committee hosts an intensive one-day workshop covering 16mm, 8/Super 8mm film handling skills, including film identification and inspection, rewind operation, splicing and perforation repair, and hand cleaning. Attendees will have the chance to work hands-on with the film and equipment and will leave with the knowledge of how to safely and confidently handle archival film.

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DigiPres101: Programming Basics and Preservation Tools
Part I (Half Day)
| $60 (You may choose both 1&2 for a combined $110)

Through a combination of instruction, question and answer sessions, and hands on practical experience this workshop will give attendees a broad overview of the diverse range of open source tools used in digital preservation.

Part 1
Instructors and Assistants: Kara Van Malssen, Dave Rice, Erwin Verbruggen, Reto Kromer

  • Session 1 Introduction to Command Line Basics
  • Session 2 Technical Writing and GitHub
  • Session 3 MediaConch

PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING: Attendees MUST bring their own laptops and take care of any administrative rights requirements ahead of time for downloading new programs. Thumb drives will be provided with test files for workshop exercises. In order to maximize class time links to download all necessary programs will be emailed to enrollees ahead of the Conference.

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DigiPres101: Programming Basics and Preservation Tools
Part 2 (Half Day)
| $60 (You may choose both 1&2 for a combined $110)

Through a combination of instruction, question and answer sessions, and hands on practical experience this workshop will give attendees a broad overview of the diverse range of open source tools used in digital preservation.

Part2
Instructors and Assistants: Reto Kromer, Dave Rice, Ben Turkus, Sarah Romkey

  • Session 4 FFmpeg
  • Session 5 QCTools
  • Session 6 Archivematica

PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING: Attendees MUST bring their own laptops and take care of any administrative rights requirements ahead of time for downloading new programs. Thumb drives will be provided with test files for workshop exercises. In order to maximize class time links to download all necessary programs will be emailed to enrollees ahead of the Conference.

 

Date Bar - Wednesday

 

 

Audiovisual & Preservation Technology Basics for Non-Engineers (Full Day) | $100
Speaker

  • James Snyder, Library of Congress

This workshop will focus on providing a good technical basis, in plain English, for those who do not already have audiovisual engineering or technical training. It builds on the 2014 half-day seminar, and expands to a full day in response to attendee feedback.  It will allow non-technical people of all types to have a good, basic grasp of the technologies, concepts and terms involved in audiovisual recording and reproduction in general, digitization of audiovisual materials, and  file-based workflows, metadata and long-term data archiving.  Workshop attendees will walk away with a good, operating grasp of the technologies involved, de-mystifying the terms and concepts audiovisual archivists face every day at institutions large and small so they know what materials they are looking at, how to handle their preservation, and how to plan for their digital conversion.  They will have a functional knowledge of the terms and concepts required to write grants and contracts for digital conversion and storage of audiovisual materials.  Demonstrations with actual equipment and signals will be featured.

 

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Nominating to the UNESCO ‘Memory of the World’ Register (Half Day) | $50
Speaker

  • Ray Edmondson, Archive Associates Pty Ltd

The international reference point for recognising the great documents of human history is the UNESCO “Memory of the World” Register. As well as textual documents, it includes significant films and television programs. Inscription on the register is the end point of an evaluation process which begins with a written nomination in a prescribed format. Inscription is prestigious and highly sought after, and can confer benefits on the successful institution.

This workshop will cover:

  • Choosing what to nominate
  • Case studies of successful nominations
  • The evaluation criteria
  • Preparing and submitting the nomination form
  • The evaluation process
  • What happens if you’re successful?
  • The advocacy and other benefits of inscription

On registration, participants will be emailed a copy of the Memory of the World Companion and encouraged to read it first, to get best value from the workshop.

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Community Archiving Workshop

Community Archiving provides moving image archivists the opportunity to serve the community of Pittsburgh and work with local volunteers to help an organization gain intellectual and physical control over an endangered moving image collection. The workshop provides a space for conference attendees to partner with local volunteers to conduct basic processing, cataloging and inspection of a moving image collection and, by doing so, will learn how to identify risk factors and make preservation recommendations for moving image collections.   Attendees will gain experience in working with and training non-archivists to care for their collections. In the process, they will engage in hands-on processing, inspecting, and cataloging audiovisual media. Most importantly, they will build relationships and connections with the Portland community and learn about local history.

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AMIA/DLF Hack Day

In association with the annual conference, AMIA will host its fourth hack day in partnership with DLF (Digital Library Federation). The event is a unique opportunity for practitioners and managers of digital audiovisual collections to join with developers and engineers for an intense day of collaboration to develop solutions for digital audiovisual preservation and access. It will be fun and practical; and there will be prizes!

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