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

Twenty-Three Years of “In Black America” Will be Restored, Digitized and Archived for Research and Future Generations

John L. Hanson Jr., In Black America producer/host, in a control room in the new KUT studios in the Belo Building (Photo by Marsha Miller) KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR Station, at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, has received a generous grant from the Council on … Continue reading Twenty-Three Years of “In Black America” Will be Restored, Digitized and Archived for Research and Future Generations

Help AAPB Locate Missing NewsHour Episodes!

As the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) nears completion of the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project, funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), we have identified nearly 600 episodes of PBS NewsHour predecessor series (primarily The Robert MacNeil Report and The MacNeil/Lehrer Report) that remain missing from the collection. Early in the … Continue reading Help AAPB Locate Missing NewsHour Episodes!

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

Free Webinar Recordings: Strategies for Advancing Hidden Collections

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) recently completed a six-part webinar series to share best practices and lessons learned from their Cataloging Hidden Collections program. Sponsored through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Strategies for Advancing Hidden Collections (SAHC) series aims to help those working in GLAM (Gallery, Library, … Continue reading Free Webinar Recordings: Strategies for Advancing Hidden Collections

AAPB honored with CLIR DLF Community/Capacity Award!

Today the Council on Library and Information Resources' Digital Library Federation (DLF) announced that the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has been selected as an inaugural recipient of the DLF Community/Capacity Award, along with co-recipient The Biodiversity Heritage Library! Voting for the award ran through the month of June, and members selected AAPB among 16 nominees. About the … Continue reading AAPB honored with CLIR DLF Community/Capacity Award!

PBS NewsHour Digitization Project Update

In January 2016, the Council on Library and Information Resources awarded WGBH, the Library of Congress, WETA, and NewsHour Productions, LLC a grant to digitize, preserve, and make publicly accessible on the AAPB website 32 years of NewsHour predecessor programs, from October 1975 to December 2007, that currently exist on obsolete analog formats. Described by … Continue reading PBS NewsHour Digitization Project Update

WGBH, Library of Congress, and WETA to Digitize PBS NewsHour Collection

32 years of PBS NewsHour programs to be made available online through American Archive of Public Broadcasting BOSTON, Mass. (January 28, 2016) – More than three decades of PBS NewsHour broadcasts from 1975 to 2007 will be preserved and available online as part of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). Public media producer WGBH, the … Continue reading WGBH, Library of Congress, and WETA to Digitize PBS NewsHour Collection

New project for the new year: AAPB awarded a grant from CLIR

WGBH, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, has been awarded a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to lead the National Educational Television (NET) Collection Catalog Project, the first project to build upon the American Archive of Public Broadcasting initiative. This project will involve the creation of a national catalog … Continue reading New project for the new year: AAPB awarded a grant from CLIR