A Community Archiving Workshop on November 4th will tackle the archiving of social issues documentaries from the 1970s and early 1980s produced by the Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV), a media arts center that was founded in 1972. Organizers welcome the participation of archivists and those new to archiving and interested in learning basic archiving skills for video materials. Join us in this effort to save DCTV’s collections and learn about audiovisual archiving in the process!
Interested participants must be pre-registered and space is limited to 30 participants — please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (Christopher Nicols).
About Community Archiving Workshops:
The first Community Archiving Workshops (then called Activist Archiving) were held at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester (2009) and at Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia (2010). Since 2010, workshops have been held in Austin, Seattle, Richmond, Savannah, Nashville, and Oaxaca.
About Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV):
DCTV is a media arts center that fosters diverse viewpoints by providing professional training, state-of-the-industry resources, and by creating outstanding documentary productions, with the belief that diversity of expression strengthens our democracy and enhances civil society. Founded in 1972 by Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno, DCTV has fostered a diverse and inclusive media arts community for 40 productive years. DCTV pursues its educational mission by introducing members of the community to the basics of electronic media through hundreds of free or low-cost production courses and access to broadcast-quality production equipment.