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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

Sr. Folklife Specialist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Guha Shankar (Ph.D., UT-Austin), is Senior Folklife Specialist in the American Folklife Center,  Library of Congress, where he serves as project coordinator of Ancestral Voices, a collaborative curatorial initiative with indigenous communities and co-directs the national Civil Rights... Read More →

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.
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Ruta Abolins

Director, Brown Media Archives, Brown Media Archives, University of Georgia
Ruta Abolins is the Director of the Brown Media Archive & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia. She has over 30 years of experience working in moving image and sound archives.

Shawn VanCour

University of California Los Angeles
Shawn VanCour is Associate Professor of Media Archival Studies in UCLA's Department of Information Studies.

Monday August 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am CDT
Lone Star A, [Level 3]