Activist Archiving: Working on Scribe's Community Visions Collection

DATE: Wed. November 3; TIME: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Come all day or in shifts from 11am-2pm or 2-5pm; FALL 2010

Instructor: Mona Jimenez
Workshop Location:
Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fee: $0. FREE

In this workshop/work day, Scribe's friends and allies, working alongside archivists and students, will tackle the collection "Community Visions" – documentaries produced during the past 20 years by Philadelphia community-based organizations. The goal is to inspect and catalog the edit masters and production elements from the oldest productions forward, and in the process, to teach archiving skills through hands-on practice.

Before beginning digitization for preservation and access, it's important to identify the highest quality version of a production.
Cataloging will improve the depth of information about each tape and make it easy to search across the collection. A visual inspection can reveal problems, such as a poor wind or shedding of tape particles, that may cause difficulty during digitization.

Join us in this new effort to save the history of Scribe and the stories of the many community organizations in Philadelphia, and learn about audiovisual archiving in the process! Excerpts of Community Visions programs will be screened throughout the day, and refreshments will be served.

Limited space - Pre-registration appreciated!
Email: with the shift you will come: 11am-5pm, 11am-2pm or 2-5pm

co-sponsored by the
Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, New York University
and the Independent Media Interest Group of the Association of Moving Image Archivists

Mona Jimenez is Associate Arts Professor and Associate Director in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation at New York University and an organizer and advocate for the preservation of independent media.