I am very delighted to just receive a Panasonic DV (digital video) camcorder from Jason Kiley in our IT unit. They do not use it anymore. With its cords hooked to a tv I can view DVs. I have 240 micro DVs from CMU. University Communications. I don't have the time to view all of them, but I can't trust the labels. I'm not sure until I sample view some of them how long they are and which are worth retaining in the archives. Then I need to figure out which format to retain them in which will be accessible in the future, how much storage it will take to store them, and whether they should go on a server.
Interested graduate students are
encouraged to apply for the Audiovisual Archives Internship at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
in Washington, DC. Summer internship applications are due on February
25. Fall internship applications will be due October 1. The internship
Students can expect a professional and focused
experience in collection management and processing tasks associated with
archival analog sound and moving image materials found throughout the
Archives' collections. Tasks may include: digital reference copy productionsurveying audiovisual media in new accessionsimproving housing and storagemetadata maintenance and improvementarrangement and description of AV-rich archival collections
Interns may be trained in: media inspection and handlingusing obsolete playback equipment archival arrangement and description
...and software systems such as: ArchivesSpaceaudio and video digitization softwarecollecti…
A private photo album of 116 images, including 13 taken of the launching of the Titanic, is now on public display for the first time at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in the UK. The photo album, long in private hands, was originally the property of the director of the Harland & Wolff shipyard which built the liner, John W. Kempster. Read more about it here and see a couple cool images from the album http://yellowpages.com/ The museum's information rich website includes some nice photos of the three big liners the shipyard built, the Titanic, Britannic and Olympic. See http://www.nmni.com/titanic/Home/Photo-Galleries.aspx for more info.