PBCore Development Priorities

As part of our NEH-funded PBCore Development and Training Project, we’re developing tools and resources around PBCore, a metadata schema and data model designed to describe and manage audiovisual collections. Based on feedback from a previous survey to users and potential users, we’ve generated a list of tools and resources that previous respondents indicated would be valuable to the archival and broadcasting communities. Now, we’re looking … Continue reading PBCore Development Priorities

AAPB NDSR Resources Roundup

In 2015, the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded a generous grant to WGBH on behalf of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) to develop the AAPB National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR). Through the grant, we placed residents at public media organizations around the country to complete digital stewardship projects. After a fantastic … Continue reading AAPB NDSR Resources Roundup

Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Silent Thunder

This week's Vision Maker Media film focuses on Arapaho elder Stanford Addison, a quadriplegic spiritual leader who trains wild horses on the Wind River Reservation. Told primarily in the voices of Addison and those around him, "Silent Thunder" demonstrates Addison's unique method of training horses -- and people -- while encouraging them to keep their … Continue reading Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Silent Thunder

Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: My Louisiana Love

In this week's Vision Maker Media film, Monique Verdin returns to Southeast Louisiana to find a place with her Houma Indian family, and becomes a witness to the impact of decades of environmental degradation.  As Monique's losses mount, she finds herself turning to environmental activism, documenting her family's struggle to stay close to the land … Continue reading Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: My Louisiana Love

Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Smokin’ Fish

This week's featured Vision Maker Media film follows Cory Mann, a Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska, as he follows an impulse to spend a summer smoking salmon the way his great-grandmother used to do. "Smokin' Fish" interweaves the story of Mann's family, his bills and his business with the untold … Continue reading Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Smokin’ Fish

Launching the American Archive of Public Broadcasting Wiki

The residency period of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) project has now ended, but we’re very proud to launch the final project created by our AAPB NDSR residents: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting Wiki, a technical preservation resource guide for public media organizations. Selena Chau, Eddy Colloton, … Continue reading Launching the American Archive of Public Broadcasting Wiki

Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Who Owns the Past?

This week's featured Vision Maker Media film focuses on the discovery of a 9,000-year-old skeleton on the banks of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, which reignited the battle between anthropologists and Indian people over the control of human remains found on ancestral Indian lands. "Who Owns the Past?" shows how the controversy that surrounded … Continue reading Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Who Owns the Past?

Forty Films, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: The Oneida Speak

In the 1930s, a group of elders from the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin participated in FDR's Works Progress Administration Writers Project and shared stories of their life on the farm. In numerous journals written in Oneida, the elders recall historical personal accounts of detrimental land-grabbing policies, and the devastating impact of small pox and boarding … Continue reading Forty Films, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: The Oneida Speak

Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Injunuity

This week's featured Vision Maker Media film is an eye-popping, mind-jolting mix of animation, music and real voices collected from interviews with Native Americans across the country to create a distinct view of modern America from a uniquely contemporary Native American perspective. Told through nine short films that cover such topics as language preservation, sacred … Continue reading Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Injunuity

Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Navajo Code Talkers

The Navajo Marines who used their language as an essential defensive weapon during WWII tell their story in this week's award-winning Vision Maker Media film. Using archival footage and first-person interviews, the 1982 film was one of the first documentary features to present the history of the Navajo Code Talkers after decades of classified secrecy, … Continue reading Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Navajo Code Talkers