Becoming a Film-Friendly Archivist by Snowden Becker

30 07 2008

Yea!  We’re sponsoring a workshop!   Should be pretty interesting.  Hope you can make it!

Friday, August 22, 2008

9am to 4pm

$50 per person (lunch on your own in Golden)

RSVP: Beth Heller, Preservation Librarian, 303.384.0112

library at americanalpineclub dot org

This workshop furnishes the practicing archivist with skills to identify, assess, and preserve history caught on film.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Perform basic identification of film materials and evaluate their condition and contents;

  • Set preservation priorities for film materials and get accurate estimates for preservation work;

  • Identify sources of preservation funding and discuss methods for integrating motion picture materials into access, exhibition, and outreach efforts;

  • Begin thinking about film as an essential and approachable part of your collection, as well as the historical and cultural record archivists work to preserve;

  • Regard future acquisitions of film with confidence and a positive attitude.

Who should attend? Anyone who wants introductory experience with and knowledge of film materials.

Snowden Becker is a co-founder of the Center for Home Movies and the international Home Movie Day event. Along with her colleague Katie Trainor, she leads the “Becoming a Film-Friendly Archivist” workshop for the Society of American Archivists. Her doctoral studies at UT’s School of Information are generously supported by fellowships from IMLS and the Donald and Sibyl Harrington Foundation. Ms. Becker will be in Colorado to assess and preserve the 16mm film collection at the American Alpine Club.

This project has been generously supported by AAC Board Member Travis Spitzer and by Robert David of The Cinema Lab, Englewood, CO.

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