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Brendan Coates

Academy Oral History Projects
Sr. Archivist
Los Angeles, CA
Brendan Coates is a gardener, fermentation enthusiast, member of the Los Angeles Tenants Union, and the Sr. Archivist at Academy Oral History Projects, where he's worked since 2018, focusing on all aspects of post-production, archiving, preservation, and access. Prior to this, he worked as the Audiovisual Digitization Technician at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he supervised the migration of a variety of materials, from "wax" cylinders to DigiBetas. He's a graduate of the University of Michigan's School of Information and has been working with open-source software since 2012, primarily focused on workflow and quality control automation.

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