Getting Started

Timeline for Planning

The timetable will vary depending on the partners. If you are working with a professional association to plan the workshop to correspond with their annual conference and want to have some support from the organization, you will need to start very early....

Planning Committee and Roles

Your first task will be to assemble a planning committee. The committee should include organizing members that are planning to participate on the day of the workshop. There should be at least two experienced moving image archivists, and at least one...

Find a Partner Organization

You may already have an organization in mind. Or you may be considering a workshop in conjunction with an event such as the annual AMIA conference. If you’re looking for an organization to partner with, we recommend that you: Gather a list of possible o...

Conduct a Site Visit

We recommend a visit to any potential site, in order to collect as much information as possible about the participating organization and its collections. This is especially important if the planning is being done long-distance via email and phone. (A...

Collaborating with Partner Organizations

Organizing a workshop requires thoughtful communication with your partner organizations. Take into consideration their level of comfort with communication tools and use the tools that work best for them. Online tools such as Slack and Google can be helpful...

Work with Partner Organization

Once you have conducted a site visit and decided to proceed with your partner organization, you need to start laying out the logistics of the day. Adequate and appropriate space to carry out the workshop is, of course, absolutely essential. You should...