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Slate on the “heroic” Lost Films site

posted July 9, 2010

Slate, the online news site and magazine, today (July 9, 2010) has an item about Lost Films the “heroic wiki project” based in Germany that is trying to identify and document lost and orphaned films.

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Your Loss of Archival Material, in Perspective

posted July 6, 2010

Time magazine asks a question in its June 29, 2010 issue that will likely inspire archivists of all stripes: “Is King Tut’s Penis Missing?” You might like to read the article just to put into perspective your own inability to locate…oh, perhaps one reel from that set of 73 that you received from that estate

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Reimagining the Archive: Remapping and Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era

posted July 3, 2010

Call for Participation: Reimagining the Archive – Remapping and Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era A Three-Day Symposium, November 12-14, 2010, at the James Bridges Theater, School of Theater, Film & Television, University of California, Los Angeles, will explore the changing role of archives and cultural heritage institutions, and the new opportunities presented by

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Yale University IMLS Preservation Fellow

posted July 3, 2010

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program has awarded funds to The New York Public Library and Yale University Library for a series of eight nine-month preservation administration fellowships over the next three years. The Yale University Library’s Preservation Department will host three of these fellowships, one per

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Audiovisual Archivist at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

posted July 3, 2010

The Library and Archives of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a educational nonprofit devoted to the cultural significance of rock and roll music that intends to become the most comprehensive repository of written and audiovisual materials relating to the art form, is hiring an audiovisual archivist whose responsibilities will include processing

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Sustainability in Preservation Practices from IPI

posted July 3, 2010

The Image Permanence Institute, at Rochester Institute of Technology will hold a series of no-cost regional workshops and webinars in five locations between September 2010 and April 2011, thanks to an NEH Education & Training grant. Two experts in preservation and energy management – James Reilly, Director of IPI, and Peter Herzog of Herzog/Wheeler &

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Ongoing

posted July 3, 2010

The Society of American Archivists offers various seminars and webinars which may interest moving image archivists. Northeast Document Conservation Center offers a variety of preservation workshops, including book repair, photo digitization and disaster planning.

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Films, Football, and Raccoons

posted July 1, 2010

There were always rumors about the Intercollegiate Athletic Film Collection, that a treasure trove of films documenting the UW's athletic history were buried somewhere in Husky Stadium. In early 2009, Hannah Palin, Film Archives Specialist at the UW Libraries, Special Collections, met with representatives from the Intercollegiate Athletics Department to discuss a project to evaluate, inventory, and make recommendations for the care and storage of the department's films. At that meeting, Ms. Palin was taken to the fabled storage room in Husky Stadium, containing hundreds of boxes filled with thousands of films and videotapes. As Hannah Palin reveals, the rumors were all true.

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Afterimage: Call for Papers

posted June 30, 2010

For a special issue on “the aesthetics of atrocity,” scheduled for fall 2011, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism has issued a call for abstracts, proposals, or full feature essays (2,000-4,000 words). Deadline for submissions and proposals is November 1, 2010; for accepted materials, April 1, 2011.

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Identifying a Trove of Films in Jordan

posted June 27, 2010

By Matthew Epler Aqaba, Jordan – Almost 900 mysteries wait to be solved at the Royal Film Commission in Amman, Jordan. They are film cans stacked in a garage facing a busy and popular street lined with small markets, workshops, and restaurants. Each day, locals and tourists pass them by without the slightest notion that

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