The handbook has its origins in a series of Activist Archiving workshops organized by the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program (MIAP) at New York University in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, the Independent Media Interest Group of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) held its first workshop based on the MIAP model. The workshop takes advantage of the fact that, during the annual AMIA conference hundreds of moving image archivists converge on a single city. A number of these archivists agree to spend a day working with a local organization with an audiovisual collection.
The Community Archiving Workshop model is appropriate for all audiovisual collections; however, it should be noted that to date the focus has been on film and video collections. Audio collections will require additional information and templates—so this handbook is a living document, which will be expanded based on future experience with audio collections.
Images of Past Workshops
Visit the Community Archiving Workshop Flickr page to see past workshop activity.
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
AMIA – Independent Media Committee
AMIA – Diversity Committee
Community Partner Organizations
Austin History Center, Austin, TX
Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Seattle, WA
Valentine Richmond History Center, Richmond, VA
All Walks of Life (AWOL) & Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA
Vanessa Renwick (artist) & Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, OR