Thursday, August 11, 2011

Boxes Under the Bed Archives Workshop in Plum Point, Newfoundland

Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Office, Heritage Foundation of NL
Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
Partnered Workshop

Boxes Under the Bed: Dealing with backlog interview collections

August 24th, Plum Point Motel
9:30am – 4pm

Well, maybe they’re in your storage room, or in your bottom desk drawer – those shoeboxes of cassettes or videos that were collected by a summer project, seniors’ group or JCP worker. These were the recordings that were going to preserve the voices of the past – but here they sit with no voice at all! You don’t know what’s on the recordings, you don’t know much about who made them – maybe you don’t even have the equipment to play them!

How can you get access to those voices from the past? How can you preserve and use them? Dale Jarvis and Mary Ellen Wright will guide you through the process of identifying, arranging, describing, preserving and providing access to older collections that have been donated or made available to you or that already exist in your holdings. Topics to be covered include:

• Recording formats
• Documentation and consent
• Describing, indexing and transcription of contents
• Access issues
• Digitization
• Preservation of originals

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by August 19th, 2011

Fees: $35

Participants must register by email at

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