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Brian Graney 
Northeast Historic Film 
(207) 469-0924 ext. 112 


Tuesday September 27, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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Simmons GSLIS Tech Lab, P-213 
Simmons Grad. School of Library and Info. Science
Boston, MA 02115-5806

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Workshop: Describing Moving Images

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NOTE: Registration for this workshop is now closed.  If you would like to be notified of any openings that become available, please contact Brian Graney at brian@oldfilm.org.

For special collections, historical society and archives managers and staff, lone arrangers, LIS students.  

--Are you responsible for analog and digital audiovisual collections?  --Do you want to create and share catalog records using common content standards? --Are you ready to explore PBCore? Find out how to deal with moving images like these: 

  • 16mm football films might thrill the Development office
  • Videos for course-related screenings and research
  • VHS oral histories crying out for transfer
  • Thesis films (or what is really in those cans?)
  • -inch video community cable collections
  • Promotional AV and corporate works in all media

 Full-day workshop with hands-on introduction to content standard and data structure selection for moving images (film and video).

We will concentrate on PBCore, the metadata standard established in 2005 specifically for audiovisual media assets and rapidly gaining a community of practice; and its use in conjunction with DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) to help support findability--and more efficient management of your analog and digital audiovisual holdings.

Workshop will include demonstrations of PBCore’s value in describing intellectual content, rights, and technical metadata; discussion of “More Product, Less Process” decisionmaking for under-resourced AV collections; explore implementation of DACS/EAD and PBCore through an open-source collection management system.


Brian Graney, Media Cataloger, Northeast Historic Film.  MLS from SUNY Buffalo. Graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman House. Served as Director of the Board, Association of Moving Image Archivists; also Co-founder and Board Member of the Center for Home Movies.  Past positions include Senior Archivist, New Mexico State Records Center and Archives; and Film Preservation Technician, UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Andrea Leigh, Head, Moving Image Processing, Library of Congress, Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation.  B.A., Theater Arts, and MLIS from UCLA. Leigh has published articles on the description and cataloging of archival moving images in a variety of publications, comments and consults widely on metadata standards for the description of moving image resources, and is active in AMIA, SAA, and ALA. Previously she was Catalog and Metadata Librarian, UCLA Film & Television Archive (2000-2008).

Courtney Michael, Project Manager, WGBH Media Library & Archives.  MA in US History and an MLS (University of Maryland). Manages WGBH’s Mellon-funded digital library project.  Also manages the American Archive Content Inventory Project team at WGBH;  funded by CPB to collect PBCore compliant records from public media repositories nationwide.  Producer for the redesign of PBCore.org, the metadata dictionary site, and consulted on the NOVA Web site re-design regarding subject selection, metadata structure, and cross-walking with other taxonomies.

Boston TV film cansTO BE HELD AT
Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences Tech Lab, 1 Palace Road Building, second floor, Room P-213.  Please arrive promptly by 9 a.m. to register.  Coffee available in the morning.

Public Transportation Suggested:  MBTA Green Line E train outbound Heath Street/Arborway to the Museum stop. Exit train. Take a right onto Louis Prang Street and walk past the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 

Drivers, on campus parking is available for $12 additional at time of registration only.  Without prior registration, Simmons parking is $50/day. Or find a local metered spot.

Directions at http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/about/maps/directions.php#boston

Registration through September 1 (Early Bird): $125

Registration after September 1: $150

Students (currently enrolled, with ID): $75

Lunch will be provided.  When registering, please specify vegetarian or vegan if desired.