The University of Alabama Embarks on Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowships in Collaboration with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Four Graduate Students from the School of Library and Information Studies to Work with Public Media Organizations Across the Country The University of Alabama and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) announced four preservation fellowships that will place Library and Information Studies graduate students at public broadcasting stations across the country. Fellows will spend … Continue reading The University of Alabama Embarks on Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowships in Collaboration with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

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

Most public radio and television organizations are at-risk of losing their archival materials due to deterioration and the high costs associated with digitization. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is partnering with George Blood L.P., a digitization vendor, to help AAPB's contributing organizations preserve their collection one transcript and one tape at a time … Continue reading How to FIX IT+ and Why: Crowdsourcing to Save Public Media

Tune in Tomorrow for AAPB’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ Forum on Reddit!

Join the Ask Me Anything forum (AMA) at https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/! Hosted by Ask Historians (a.k.a /r/AskHistorians), staff from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting will be answering questions during an Ask Me Anything forum (AMA) tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 12pm – 4pm ET! The AMA will take place at https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/! The American Archive of … Continue reading Tune in Tomorrow for AAPB’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ Forum on Reddit!

#InnovationMonday: Dr. Michael DeBakey and Heart Surgery

Produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), this episode of the series "Louisiana Legends" (1982) features the first part of an interview with Dr. Michael DeBakey, a native of Lake Charles, LA who was a preeminent surgeon whose innovations revolutionized heart surgery. During his interview, Dr. DeBakey discusses his father's immigration to Lake Charles from Lebanon, … Continue reading #InnovationMonday: Dr. Michael DeBakey and Heart Surgery

Eric Saxon, Public Broadcasting Fellow at KOPN

Greetings gentle reader, I’m Eric Saxon, a Masters of Information and Library Science student specializing in archives at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and part of the second cohort of the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF). This summer, I embarked on a deep tape diving expedition at the radio station, KOPN. KOPN 89.5 FM, … Continue reading Eric Saxon, Public Broadcasting Fellow at KOPN

PBPF Handbooks

As part of the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF), check out the Fellows’ completed handbooks! The Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF), funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, supports students enrolled in non-specialized graduate programs to pursue digital preservation projects at public broadcasting organizations around the country. The Fellowship is designed to provide … Continue reading PBPF Handbooks

Steve Wilcer, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at WUNC

Hello! My name is Steve Wilcer. I coordinated with WGBH and WUNC Radio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a member of the second cohort of fellows for the AAPB Public Broadcast Preservation Fellowship. I am currently working towards a Master of Science in Library Science at the University of North Carolina and plan to … Continue reading Steve Wilcer, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at WUNC

Ben Gogel, Research Assistant on the NewsHour Digitization Project

Over the last several months, I’ve worked as a Research Assistant at WGBH on the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project. This project involves taking the predecessor programs for the PBS NewsHour, including The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and making them available to a wider audience through digitization, preservation, and … Continue reading Ben Gogel, Research Assistant on the NewsHour Digitization Project