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

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