This year I attended my first AMIA conference after a SLIS alumna, Casey E. Davis, sent a CFP for a curated stream on access, outreach, and use of moving image archives. This stream fit perfectly into a new moving image social tagging study I conducted over the past few months. I was also invited to present preliminary findings of a job posting analysis I’ve been conducting as part of a competency-based framework for audiovisual archiving education working group.
Both presentations were well received, and initiated excellent discussion about the future directions of the moving image archiving field. The curated stream introduced some interesting concepts, in particular Casey E. Davis and Sadie Roosa’s use of the phrase, “minimum viable cataloging” in questioning how much metadata is really needed to post something online. I think this phrase will soon enter my own writing and discussions. Additionally, the curated stream crowdsourced its own notes…such a great idea for conference. You can view the final crowdsourced project (including a link to the stream’s Storify) at tinyurl.com/amia15.
I also experienced what it feels like to be heavily tweeted while presenting during my job posting analysis presentation. Below are my PowerPoint files for both presentations.