In partnership with the Louisiana Archives & Manuscript Association (LAMA), I conducted a survey of all Louisiana archival repositories related to their audiovisual materials. The purpose of the study was to identify the amount and types of audiovisual materials and equipment in the state and discuss possible preservation and digitization collaborative efforts.
Results from this study were presented at the 2017 Association of Moving Image Archivists Meeting in New Orleans. Follow the link to view a recording of the session from Louisiana Public Broadcasting & the Louisiana Digital Media Archive.
A session entitled “Louisiana, The State We’re In: Challenges, Collaboration, and Opportunities” at the annual meeting of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) in New Orleans on November 30, 2017. The panelists are: Dr. Edward Benoit, an assistant professor with the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Louisiana State University (LSU); Leslie Bourgeois, the archivist at Louisiana Public Broadcasting; Gemma Birnbaum, the director of the World War II Media and Education Center at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans; and A. Mackenzie Roberts, a graduate student with the LSU SLIS program and an intern with the Research, Archive, and Data Strategy team at NPR. Bourgeois discusses the Louisiana Digital Media Archive, a collaborative project between LPB and the Louisiana State Archives; Birnnbaum discusses the work of the World War II Media and Education Center; and Dr. Benoit and Roberts discuss the results of a statewide moving image preservation survey. They also answer questions from the audience.