When: May 19, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. – 12:00pm PT)
In this webinar, archivists working with audiovisual materials and ArchivesSpace will discuss how their shared experiences have led them to help and bolster one another’s work in ArchivesSpace and in managing audiovisual materials. They’ll discuss the specific projects they have worked on to describe audiovisual materials in ArchivesSpace.
First, Siobhan Hagan of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA) will discuss the work of the Association of Moving Image Archivists’s Regional Audiovisual Archives Committee overall and how this work has led to collaborative working relationships across the group.
Next, Megan McShea will speak about her work creating the Archives of American Art’s Guidelines to Processing Collections with Audiovisual Material, and then how her perspective changed while working with MARMIA’s massive WJZ-TV Collection, where they are using ArchivesSpace to transform their inherited Word document videotape inventories into searchable, actionable collection description.
Then, Jamie Marie Wagner of University of Colorado Boulder Libraries will speak about how she adapted the Guidelines to Processing Collections with Audiovisual Material for her institution, plus some specific challenges they have come across and tips and tricks for others.
Finally, Hannah Wiatt Davis of Florida State University Libraries will speak about the process of migrating to ArchivesSpace, the subsequent cleanup of data, and their initial experimentations with the Assessment Module for AV materials.
A Q&A will follow all presentations.
Siobhan C. Hagan holds her M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has worked in a variety of collecting organizations throughout her career, including the UCLA Library, the National Aquarium, and the Smithsonian Institute. She is currently the Project Manager of the Memory Lab Network at the DC Public Library and is the Founder and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA). She has been active as a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA): she is currently co-chair of the Local TV Task Force, co-chair of the Regional Audio-Visual Archives Committee, is a member of the Election Committee, and was an AMIA Director of the Board from 2015-2017.
Megan McShea is an independent archivist in Baltimore, MD, currently focused on community archives, audiovisual archives, digitization planning, and digital asset management. Prior to that, she was the Audiovisual Archivist at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. She is the author of AAA’s Guidelines to Processing Collections with Audiovisual Material, and teaches the workshop Arrangement and Description of Audiovisual Materials for the Society of American Archivists. She currently serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive.
Jamie Marie Wagner is the first dedicated Moving Image Archivist in the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries’ Rare and Distinctive Collections. Since 2019, she has overseen the Libraries’ archival film and video material, as well as collections related to Colorado media history and American experimental filmmaking. She holds an MA in Film and MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently the Rocky Mountain area representative to the AMIA Regional Audio-Visual Archives Committee and Continuing Education Coordinator for the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists.
Hannah Wiatt Davis is the Preservation Librarian at Florida State University Libraries, where she leads and directs collection management and preservation efforts in the Special Collections & Archives division. She also serves as the ArchivesSpace Technical Lead for FSU’s six repositories, and is a founding member and chair of the Society of Florida Archivists ArchivesSpace Working Group.
Who should attend:
Anyone using or interested in using ArchivesSpace to manage their AV materials.