The Community AV Archiving Fair (AV Fair) is an extension to the traditional Community Archiving Workshop, more suitable for a wider and larger public audience. It provides a space for local independent media makers, collecting institutions, and community groups to bring their challenges, media objects, and data for a day of collaborative problem solving and skill-sharing with members of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and/or local audiovisual archivist in the community. The AV Fair is organized around a number of stations, each staffed by audiovisual archivists. They focus on a particular workflow, technique, or tool. For previous AV Fairs stations have included Feature Collection, Film Inspection, Analog Inventory Techniques, Digitization, Prioritizing & Preparing Media for Digitization, Video Digitization, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, and Digital Preservation (see list of stations below). The Feature Collection station focuses on a specific media collection from the community.
The following are locations where an AV Fair has been organized:
2018 Portland (AV Fair)
Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 10am-4pm | Hilton Portland Downtown Join us for a free Community AV Archiving Fair! Independent media makers, collecting institutions, and community groups in the Portland area are invited to bring your challenges, your media objects, and your data for a day of collaborative problem solving and skill-sharing with the AMIA community. The fair is organized around a number of “stations,” each of which will be staffed by audiovisual archivists, and focus on a particular workflow, technique, or tool. Stations include: Film Inspection, Analog Inventory Techniques, Digitization, Prioritizing & Preparing Media for Digitization, Post-digitization File Management
2017 New Orleans (AV Fair)
Table of Contents November 29, 2017, Community AV Archiving Fair in cooperation with NOVAC, Old Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA The annual meeting of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (www.amiaconference.com) was in New Orleans November 29-December 2 and, as a part of this, AMIA members joined forces with the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) for an all-day Community AV Archiving Fair. Aimed at helping local individuals and organizations improve their audiovisual archiving skills, the Community AV Archiving Fair invited independent media makers, collecting institutions, and community groups in the New Orleans area to bring their challenges,
Resources and Templates
Below are resources and handouts provided during the AV Fairs.