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Wednesday, April 14 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Taking Stock of Amateur Film: Advancing Preservation Through Online Resources

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Students, scholars, and archivists now spend a majority of their time working from home and have limited opportunities to acquire in-person hands-on knowledge and brush up on new skills due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, free online resources remain fundamental to archival scholarship and the furthering of film and celluloid-related knowledge and practices. This panel, presented by the AMIA Small Gauge and Amateur Film Committee, will (re)highlight the importance of three different small gauge and amateur film online resources: Film Forever: The Home Film Preservation Guide, the Amateur Movie Database, and the Horizontal Boundaries Film Stock Database. Panelists will discuss their resource’s formation and creation, recent work, and their contributions to celluloid scholarship and preservation.

Speakers
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Sarah Mainville (she/her)

Media Preservation Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries
Sarah Mainville (she/her/hers) is the Media Preservation Librarian at Michigan State University Libraries. In this role she heads the Media Preservation unit which leads and advocates for the stewardship of both analog and digital media within the Library as well as develop policy... Read More →
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Eric Theise

Web & Geospatial Software Engineer, Self-employed software developer
Chicago born & raised; San Francisco resident since 1989. Open to new geographies. Talk to me about human perception, color, experimental film and composition, or foodways.


Wednesday April 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
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