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Tuesday, October 1 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Time-based media: Innovating and maintaining can coexist with open source

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We at the Studs Terkel Radio Archive (in partnership with the Chicago History Museum and the Library of Congress) and the American Archive of Public broadcasting (a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH) are serious about preservation, access, and engagement. Our presentation will showcase how each archive is developing and using innovative open source technologies to create a richer user experience and how they have enhanced the archival processing and accessible experience. In demonstrating the tools at our hands (ears?) we will focus on how innovation can indeed coexist with and support maintenance and core operations of the archive. Some of the tools that we will feature include open source collections management systems, speech-to-text software, crowdsourcing platforms,archival remix suites, and tools for automating metadata. Additionally, WGBH and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting will demo the new Archival Management System (AMS 2.0), an instance of Avalon/Hyrax (initially developed by Indiana University and Northwestern), based on the open source Samvera technical stack. We will also share new features on the AAPB and STRA websites, and AAPB will report on outreach efforts around their Transcribe to Digitize challenge while STRA will showcase youth created content based on the archive. We hope that those in the audience will be able to take what we have done and incorporate them into their workflows, improving access and preservation.

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Casey Davis Kaufman

Associate Director, WGBH Educational Foundation
Casey Davis Kaufman (she/they) is Associate Director of the GBH Archives & Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.
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Karen Cariani

Exectuive Director GBH Archive, WGBH Educational Foundation
The WGBH Medial Library and Archive and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting have thousands of hours of audio-visual materials. I am interested in system to preserve this material, and make it as accessible as possible in a digital form/on-line, and using computational tools... Read More →
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Allison Schein Holmes

Archivist, Studs Terkel Radio Archive/WFMT

Tuesday October 1, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm BST
Theatre 2