Staff Curated: Mississippi Legends and Luminaries

The collection of programs and interviews contributed to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) by Mississippi Public Broadcasting holds special meaning to me. Having grown up in the small town of Monticello, Mississippi, many of the people, places and events recorded in programs like Conversations and Mississippi Roads endure as some of the legends … Continue reading Staff Curated: Mississippi Legends and Luminaries

AAPB Welcomes Six New Executive Advisory Council Members

Judy Woodruff, Bill Siemering, Lloyd Morrisett, Mary Minow, Jennifer Lawson and Edward Ayers Join Seven Others to Inform and Guide the AAPB The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), is pleased to announce the addition of six new members to the AAPB Executive Advisory Council, a distinguished group of 13 individuals that informs and guides … Continue reading AAPB Welcomes Six New Executive Advisory Council Members

AAPB Announces Collaboration with Dartmouth College Media Ecology Project

  The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) and Dartmouth College are pleased to announce a new collaboration in which AAPB’s Online Reading Room of public television and radio programming will now be accessible through the Media Ecology Project (MEP) at Dartmouth. The Media Ecology Project is a digital resource directed by Dartmouth Associate Professor … Continue reading AAPB Announces Collaboration with Dartmouth College Media Ecology Project

Historic WRVR-FM Archives to be Digitized, Preserved and Made Available in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Historic WRVR-FM Archives Receives CLIR Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Award More than 4,000 hours of cultural and political radio programming from the 60s and 70s to be made public   Morningside Heights, NY – The Council on Library and Information Resources has awarded a grant of $330,000 to digitize, preserve, and make publicly … Continue reading Historic WRVR-FM Archives to be Digitized, Preserved and Made Available in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Upcoming Webinar: Building AAPB Participation into Digitization Grant Proposals

Building AAPB Participation into Digitization Grant Proposals: Requirements, Recommendations and Workflows Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00pm ET Webinar Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/lWWU5GgFkv09bNFi2 Direct meeting URL: http://wgbh1.adobeconnect.com/aapb_grant-proposals-1/ Curious about getting involved in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB)? Seeking information about the workflows and requirements for contributing digitized content and/or metadata to the AAPB? Writing a grant proposal … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar: Building AAPB Participation into Digitization Grant Proposals

The Library and WGBH Celebrate 50 Years of Preserving Public Television and Radio

The Library of Congress and Boston public broadcaster WGBH will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 with a series of panels featuring pioneers and experts in public broadcasting Friday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m.–6 p.m.  The symposium—“Preserving Public Broadcasting at 50 Years”—will be held in the Montpelier room on the … Continue reading The Library and WGBH Celebrate 50 Years of Preserving Public Television and Radio

WGBH Awarded Grant by Institute of Museum and Library Services for Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship

Grant of $229,772 will fund students’ work on digitization of historic, at-risk public media content from underrepresented regions and communities BOSTON, September 28, 2017 – WGBH Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded WGBH a $229,772 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to launch the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship. The … Continue reading WGBH Awarded Grant by Institute of Museum and Library Services for Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship

Introducing an audio labeling toolkit

In 2015, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded WGBH on behalf of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting a grant to address the challenges faced by many libraries and archives trying to provide better access to their media collections through online discoverability. Through a collaboration with Pop Up Archive and HiPSTAS at … Continue reading Introducing an audio labeling toolkit

WGBH Awarded $1 Million Grant by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Grant will bolster capacity and usability of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting BOSTON (June 22, 2017) – WGBH Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded WGBH a $1 million grant to support the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). The AAPB, a collaboration between Boston public media … Continue reading WGBH Awarded $1 Million Grant by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support American Archive of Public Broadcasting