Archive • June 2011

Workshop: Describing Moving Images

posted June 30, 2011

Tuesday, September 27 2011 Simmons Graduate School, Boston For special collections, historical society and archives managers and staff, lone arrangers, LIS students. Full-day workshop with hands-on introduction to content standard and data structure selection for moving images (film and video). Focuses include: PBCore and its use in conjunction with DACS; demonstrations of PBCore’s value in

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Workshop: Copyright Law for Cultural Institutions

posted June 30, 2011

July 25-August 5 2011 NYU Tisch School of the Arts The Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts is offering a course on intellectual-property issues and other ethical considerations in the management, preservation, and dissemination of cultural material in collecting institutions. The course is for students and for professionals

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New Home for Film Australia Collection

posted June 30, 2011

On July 1 2011, Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive wil inherit 5,000 films of the country’s social history, and it will all be free to documentary makers interested in making use of it. As The Canberra Times reports, the collection is not new, but just being reassigned from another authority, Screen Australia. It comprises

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The Wonder-Room of Cinema

posted June 14, 2011

The Wonder-Room of Cinema

The annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, in Bucksport, Maine (July 28-30 2011) is on the theme of Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities. Presenters will bring together a collections of amateur films, a sort of cinematic Wunderkammer, or wonder-room. Plus, MIAN reflects on the history of that curious form of display of collections,

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A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities

posted June 14, 2011

Museum Wormianum (Leiden, 1655)

12th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities Bucksport, Maine, July 28-30 2011 THE CURIOUS WORLD OF DIE WUNDERKAMMER (the “wonder-room” or “miracle chamber”) as Germans termed a collection of objects, specimens, and artifacts that was a precursor of the modern museum, inspires this summer’s Northeast Historic Film’s symposium.

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National Film Preservation Foundation & NEH Grants

posted June 12, 2011

National Film Preservation Foundation The National Film Preservation Foundation invites proposals for its 2011 Summer Grants which provide $1,000 to $15,000 in cash and/or in-kind laboratory services for film preservation. The awards target the preservation of films that made in the United States or by Americans abroad that are not preserved by commercial interests. Nonprofit

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James A. Lindner Prize

posted June 12, 2011

The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), and the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) award the James A. Lindner Prize to individuals or organizations for research that has a major impact on the technology of preservation of moving images and recorded sound. Applicants and nominees

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Latest Positions Vacant

posted June 12, 2011

Element Preparation Technician Chace Audio by Deluxe is hiring an Element Preparation Technician responsible for preparing and staging job elements for audio engineers. The position requires knowledge of film and video industry vocabulary with an audio emphasis, hands-on experience with audiovisual media with an audio emphasis, completion of relevant coursework at an audio or film school,

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Rockefeller Archive Center Visiting Archivist Fellowship

posted June 12, 2011

The annual Rockefeller Archive Center’s AMIA/Rockefeller Visiting Archivist Fellowship, established with the Association of Moving Image Archivists, provides financial assistance, first-hand experience, and professional exchange and development to a professional archivist from the developing world. The fellowship is at the Rockefeller Archive Center in New York and includes attendance at the AMIA Annual Conference, this

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Making Surveillance Less Boring

posted June 11, 2011

Surveillance, one of the earmarks of modern life, is in good part an archiving challenge. How do technicians sort through masses of captured visual data, or how do they engineer storage systems to make the job more efficient, and less boring. Just zipping through favorite movies for the best bits can be an aggravating undertaking;

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