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

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

New Special Collection of News and Cultural Programming from Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)!

"At the heart of this collection, are the people. The resilient men and women who have both contributed to the legacy of Oklahoma as well as the mosaic of our great nation in the area of art, music, science, exploration, politics, religion, architecture, literature, language, etc."- Evelyn Cox, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow Collection Summary The … Continue reading New Special Collection of News and Cultural Programming from Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)!

AAPB Launches New Special Collection of Radio Programs from Georgia Public Broadcasting, 1992-2007

Collection Summary The Georgia Gazette Collection consists of 102 Georgia Gazette radio programs produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia from 1992-2007. Georgia Gazette started under the name Georgia Journal as an hour long weekly call-in radio magazine that covered a wide array of Georgia topics. It is unclear when the title Georgia Journal … Continue reading AAPB Launches New Special Collection of Radio Programs from Georgia Public Broadcasting, 1992-2007

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

Dena Schulze, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at WUNC

My name is Dena Schulze and I am the Public Broadcasting Preservation fellow partnered with WUNC radio station in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I graduate in May from the Archives and Records Management track in the Library Science School at UNC. It has been my privilege … Continue reading Dena Schulze, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at WUNC

Upcoming Webinar: AAPB’s Quality Control Tools and Techniques for Ingesting Digitized Collections

Oklahoma mentor Lisa Henry (left) cleaning a U-matic deck with Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow Tanya Yule. This Thursday, February 15th at 8 pm EST, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) staff will host a webinar covering quality control tools and technologies used when ingesting digitized collections into the AAPB archive, including MDQC, MediaConch, Sonic Visualizer, and QCTools. The public … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar: AAPB’s Quality Control Tools and Techniques for Ingesting Digitized Collections

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

Crawford finishes AAPB digitization of 40,000 hours!

The following is a guest post by Emily Halevy, Director of Media Management Sales at Crawford Media Services. In this blog post, Emily records her interview with Chip Stephenson, Crawford Project Manager, and David Braught, Crawford Logistics Coordinator. Crawford and the AAPB Project Team recently completed the American Archive of Public Broadcasting Digitization Project, funded by the … Continue reading Crawford finishes AAPB digitization of 40,000 hours!