Monday, August 5 • 10:30am - 11:45am
607 - Building Support for Sound Preservation through Collaboration

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Panelists address the different contours of the landscape of sound awareness, including curating and presenting available artifacts, tactics for inter-institutional collaboration, connecting preservation materials to curricular projects, student and classroom appropriation, digital storage and access, and cataloging and metadata development for searchability. Learn about the strategies taken by archivists and historians for building the political will to increase interest and funding in support of sound preservation.

Josh Shepperd: Building Political Will to Preserve the Media Archive
Ruta Abolins: Preservation of the Peabody Awards Radio Collection
Lina Ortega: The Indians for Indians Hour Radio Program
Guha Shankar: Ancestral Voices: A Collaborative Digital Repatriation and Co-Curation Project
Shawn Vancour: Cultivating an Effective Audio Archival Praxis: Notes Toward a Critical Media Archive
Dave Walker: Audiovisual Preservation at the Smithsonian and Preservation at Scale


Josh Shepperd

Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Josh Shepperd is an Assistant Professor at Catholic University, Humanities and Information Fellow at Penn State, Sound History Fellow of the National Recording Preservation Board, & Director of the Library of Congress's Radio Preservation Task Force.

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Guha Shankar

Folklife Specialist, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center
Guha Shankar, American Folklife Center - Library of Congress, coordinates Ancestral Voices, a collaborative knowledge repatriation initiative between the LC, indigenous communities and open source digital platforms, Local Contexts and Mukurtu CMS.

Lina Ortega

Associate Curator, University of Oklahoma, Western History Collections
Lina Ortega is the head of operations and associate professor in the Western History Collections in the University of Oklahoma Libraries. Lina works with Native communities to be sure they are aware these materials are available.
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Dave Walker

Audiovisual Archivist, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dave Walker serves as Audiovisual Archivist at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections and specializes in the conservation, preservation, and access to analog AV media.

Ruta Abolins

University of Georgia, Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Ruta Abolins is head of the Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia.

Shawn Vancour

University of California Los Angeles
Shawn VanCour is Assistant Professor of Media Archival Studies in UCLA's Department of Information Studies. He is author of Making Radio: Early Radio Production and the Rise of Modern Sound Culture (OUP 2018).

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