How to FIX IT+ and Why: Crowdsourcing to Save Public Media

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH to preserve and make accessible historic public radio and television broadcasts from across the nation. Over 120 participating organizations have contributed content to the AAPB, creating a remarkable resource of America's audiovisual heritage. Collections include digitized local news … Continue reading How to FIX IT+ and Why: Crowdsourcing to Save Public Media

New AAPB Special Collection Celebrates Jewish American Heritage

The new Jewish American Heritage Month Collection provides nearly 400 public television and radio programs from 1945 to 2017 that focus on the social, cultural, and religious aspects of Jewish life in America. Programs profile diverse Jewish communities in a variety of locales and address subjects relevant to many American Jews, such as anti-Semitism, the … Continue reading New AAPB Special Collection Celebrates Jewish American Heritage

AAPB Online Learning Resources

With more than 52,000 items streaming online, content in the AAPB can supplement your lesson plan with primary and secondary resources dating back to the 1940s. Each week the AAPB staff will highlight content relevant to specific topics for online learning and teaching. Join the AAPB newsletter for more content and regular updates at https://americanarchive.org/about-the-american-archive/newsletter. … Continue reading AAPB Online Learning Resources

Public Radio’s LGBTQ Youth Program ‘OutCasting’ is Now Available in the AAPB

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is pleased to welcome OutCasting to the collection! An extraordinary series of public radio LGBTQ youth programs from Media for the Public Good, Inc. / OutCasting Media, the newly launched special collection is made up of 129 episodes from three distinct series produced by Media for the Public Good, … Continue reading Public Radio’s LGBTQ Youth Program ‘OutCasting’ is Now Available in the AAPB

Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Nancy Paulette

Hello, everybody! Thanks for stopping by. I'm Nancy Paulette, a Master of Library and Information Studies student at the University of Alabama, and I'll be your Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow for this post, where you'll get to read all about my experience working to help VPM digitize some of their substantial collection. VPM, "Virginia's home … Continue reading Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Nancy Paulette

Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Ben Steck

Virginia Public Media transmitter Hello to everyone lucky enough to find yourself on the AAPB website. There is quite a treasure of information here. My name is Ben Steck and I’m currently in my final semester at University of Alabama (UA) for an MLIS. I work at the Library of Virginia, in Richmond, as a … Continue reading Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Ben Steck

Digitizing Gulf Coast Public Media at WSRE: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Melissa Anthony

Hey y’all, I’m Melissa Anthony, a graduate student with the University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies (UA SLIS) and one of the first four UA SLIS students to participate in the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF). Over the course of the 2019 fall semester, I have worked as a PBPF Fellow, representing … Continue reading Digitizing Gulf Coast Public Media at WSRE: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Melissa Anthony

Digitizing Public Media at the Center for Public Television & Radio at University of Alabama: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Hannah Hurdle

Working on my fellowship for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting and the University of Alabama's School of Library and Information Studies has not only been an amazing learning opportunity, but it has also connected me with some great people from all over the United States. I gained valuable experience digitizing both U-Matic and BetacamSP … Continue reading Digitizing Public Media at the Center for Public Television & Radio at University of Alabama: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Hannah Hurdle

NEW Collections Preserved by University of Alabama Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellows

The inaugural cohort of Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellows at the University of Alabama has wrapped up their first semester by creating Special Collections for the AAPB website featuring the material they digitized over the Fall 2019 semester. Three Special Collections present newly digitized material from Virginia Public Media (formerly WCVE), WSRE in Pensacola, Florida, and … Continue reading NEW Collections Preserved by University of Alabama Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellows

The AAPB Transcribe to Digitize Challenge Comes to a Close

The Transcribe to Digitize Challenge was launched in 2019 as a preservation effort by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) and George Blood L.P., a digitization service provider. The challenge was simple: George Blood would digitize one analog tape (for free!) for every transcript that was corrected in AAPB’s online transcript editor FIX IT+. … Continue reading The AAPB Transcribe to Digitize Challenge Comes to a Close