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

NEW Collection of ‘BackStory’ Episodes Contributed to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Hosts of the BackStory series. https://americanarchive.org/special_collections/backstory. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is pleased to preserve 154 episodes of BackStory, the popular public radio series and podcast on timely topics in American history. The series, which delves into the history, or “backstory” of current events and ideas in the U.S., is produced by Virginia … Continue reading NEW Collection of ‘BackStory’ Episodes Contributed to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

New Mexico’s Historic Public Television and Radio Programs to be Preserved by Statewide Partnership and The American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Indigenous and Hispanic Programs Featured Among Content from Five Contributing Organizations Two-Year Digitization Project funded with $485,000 grant from The Council on Library and Information Resources New Mexico PBS (NMPBS) and The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) announced today a collaborative effort to digitize, preserve and make accessible historic television and radio programs produced … Continue reading New Mexico’s Historic Public Television and Radio Programs to be Preserved by Statewide Partnership and The American Archive of Public Broadcasting

KMUW and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting to Preserve Historic Public Television and Radio Programs from Across Kansas

Two-year Kansas Public Media Preservation Project is funded with $407,000 grant from The Council on Library and Information Resources KMUW 89.1 – FM and The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) announced today a collaborative effort to preserve and make accessible historic television and radio programs produced by Kansas public media stations. The resulting online … Continue reading KMUW and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting to Preserve Historic Public Television and Radio Programs from Across Kansas

NEW ‘Vegetable Soup’ Collection was created by the New York State Education Department and distributed by Public Media

The AAPB is pleased to launch the Vegetable Soup Collection, which contains episodes from the eponymous children’s educational television series produced by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) with support from a grant from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare under the direction of the award-winning producer Yanna Kroyt Brandt. Produced over … Continue reading NEW ‘Vegetable Soup’ Collection was created by the New York State Education Department and distributed by Public Media

New Graduate Scholarships in Audio-Visual Preservation and Archiving of Public Media

In July 2019, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) and the University of Alabama (UA) embarked on a collaboration to provide fellowships in public media preservation. WCVE in Richmond, WSRE in Pensacola, and the Center for Public Television and Radio at the University of Alabama hosted four graduate fellows who together digitized historic programs … Continue reading New Graduate Scholarships in Audio-Visual Preservation and Archiving of Public Media

Historic Television Broadcasts Documenting the Conservative Movement in the 1960s Released by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Curated National Educational Television (NET) Collection of 1960s Broadcasts and Essays Now Available Online Footage Includes William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan and Robert Welch, Founder of the John Birch Society The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has released a new online exhibit – “On the Right: NET and Modern Conservatism,” which explores the … Continue reading Historic Television Broadcasts Documenting the Conservative Movement in the 1960s Released by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

New Year, New Feature! Learn How to Share and Embed AAPB Content

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) provides online access to more than 50,000 public radio and television programs and original materials, spanning 70+ years of history recorded by more than 120 contributing organizations. The new 'Share' feature on the AAPB website now makes it easy to share and embed items from the archive at … Continue reading New Year, New Feature! Learn How to Share and Embed AAPB Content