Workshops

Posted on September 13, 2017

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 15. 2017 will be cancelled with full refunds.

Please note:  This is a preliminary list of workshops and symposia.  Please check back for updates.

 

 

 

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM  |  Additional registration required
Workshop:  Data Modeling and Metadata for Audiovisual Archives

Presenters

  • Randal Luckow, HBO
  • Meghan Fitzgerald, NASA
  • Andrea Leigh, Library of Congress

This one-day workshop focuses on the role and importance of creating a data model synthesizing metadata and cataloging concepts and principles within an organization or enterprise-wide. This workshop is intended for data managers and catalogers at a moderate level of understanding metadata standards and implementation practices.

 

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM  |  Additional registration required
Workshop:  WARC IT: Archiving Social Media

Presenters

  • Lorena Ramirez-Lopez, WHUT
  • Jasmyn R. Castro, National Museum of African-American History and Culture

This workshop will break down components of the web page, highlight problematic areas and limitations, and show how to troubleshoot archiving social media like SnapChat, Twitter, and Instagram using the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture opening in September 2016 and Howard University television station’s website and outreach programs as case studies.

 

 

 

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM  |  Additional registration required
Workshop:  Content Description for Time-Based Material

Presenters

  • Randal Luckow, HBO
  • Meghan Fitzgerald, NASA
  • Murray Browne, Turner Broadcasting
  • Andrea Leigh, Library of Congress
  • Steven Sielaff, Institute for Oral History, Baylor University

This one-day workshop focuses on the role and importance of creating rich descriptive metadata to describe time-based content. This workshop is intended for catalogers at a moderate level of understanding metadata standards and implementation practices.    Content description for time-based material is provided at the timeline level. Tagging or key wording subjects within audiovisual material is challenging. This workshop provides the basis for archivists and librarian to make good decisions about how descriptive metadata schemas are best implemented in content management systems and vocabulary control tools.    This workshop will discuss how all types of time-based media can be described in support of search and retrieval by subject. The workshop includes discussions of vocabulary management, linked data, and implementation of shared data authorities, with a focus on oral histories case studies. Dynamic presentations encompass picture and sound materials and include interactive exercises to put cataloging and metadata concepts directly into practice.

9:00am – 5:00pm | Additional registration required
Community AV Archiving Fair: a Community Archiving Workshop & Hack Day Collaboration

The Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) and AMIA/DLF Hack Day teams are joining forces, and in collaboration with the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), organizing the first ever Community AV Archiving Fair on Wednesday, Nov 29 (location TBD). Aimed at helping local individuals and organizations improve their audiovisual archiving skills, the Community AV Archiving Fair invites independent media makers, collecting institutions, and community groups in the New Orleans area to bring their challenges, their media objects, and their data for a day of collaborative problem solving and training in collaboration with the AMIA community.

The fair is organized around a number of “stations,” each of which will be staffed by AMIA volunteers, and focus on a particular workflow, technique, or tool. Stations will likely include: Digitization Strategies, Inventory Strategies, Prioritizing Media for Digitization, File Management & Storage, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Tool/Resource Matchmaking, How to Run a Community Archiving Workshop, and more!

AMIA conference attendees are invited to sign up to assist at a station or to propose their own stations, which may include working one-on-one with attendees, helping them gain the skills needed to meet specific challenges, or providing demonstrations to help people learn to use the tools that best fit their needs. Conference attendees are also welcome to join stations to expand their own knowledge-base.

 

12:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Additional registration required
The Reel Thing XLII

Chairs

  • Grover Crisp, Sony Pictures
  • Michael Friend, Sony Pictures

Curated by Grover Crisp and Michael Friend, The Reel Thing addresses current thinking and most advanced practical examples of progress in the field of preservation, restoration and media conservation.

 

1:30 PM – 5:30:00 PM  |  Additional registration required
Workshop:  An Archivists’ Guide to Matroska

Presenters

  • Dave Rice, CUNY
  • Morgan Morel, BAVC

Matroska is a flexible audiovisual container currently undergoing standardization work within the Internet Engineering Task Force for preservation use. This workshop will review the architecture of Matroska and demonstrate many features relevant to archival work, such as:  Utilizing Matroska’s checksum features,  Metadata management,  Description of technical characteristics,  Attachment management (logs, supporting documentation, related imagery, decoders),  Presentational control & ordered editions,  Validation and best practices.     Participants will work with tools such as ffmpeg, mkvalidator, mkvpropedit, mediaconch, and mkclean