Come to an AV Archiving Workshop at Appalshop

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All are invited to a free, all-day Community Archiving Workshop on Thursday, September 12, to take place at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY.  This IMLS-funded event brings members of the community together with audiovisual archivists from the Southeast to learn the essentials of preserving film, videotape, and audiotape. Participants will gain hands-on experience by working with selected AV collections from Appalshop’s archive. While the workshop is open to anyone, it should be of particular interest to stewards of history in regional archives, libraries, museums, and other heritage institutions.


The workshop will begin at 10:00am with an introduction to Appalshop’s work, followed by a training in essential AV archiving by Kelli Hix of Metro Nashville Archives. We will then perform hands-on work with audiovisual materials, as participants help to inventory two of Appalshop’s unprocessed collections. A demonstration of audiocassette digitization is also planned, as well as a tour of Appalshop Archive’s climate-controlled vault. We will wrap up the day at 4:30pm.


No prior experience is necessary; all community members are welcome.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited to 25 participants. We ask everyone who will be attending to please register here.

This day-long event is in partnership with the Community Archiving Workshop, Metro Nashville Archives’ Audiovisual Conservation Center, and Fisk University. The project is part of the national Community Archiving Workshop Training of Trainers Program supported by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). From 2018 – 200, archivists and communities around the country are gathering to share resources and preserve & provide access to endangered audiovisual heritage collections. 

If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at (606) 633-0108 or by emailing [email protected].

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