Members of the METRO community who manage audio/visual collections may be interested in Fast-Forward, an upcoming online conference sponsored by Amigos Library Services. Please note our colleague Joshua Ranger of AudioVisual Preservation Solutions is one of the presenters (METRO has hosted a number of AV workshops that this session will complement.)
Please see below for more information (also note that early bird registration ends August 24, 2012):
Title: Fast-Forward>>The Future of Audio Visual Materials
When: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central, Friday, September 7, 2012
Where: Online – from the comfort of your office
The Fast Forward conference brings together a group of speakers who have practical experience working with all types of collections and the issues surrounding them. Preservation and access is an immediate concern for these collections, and developing a strategy of how to deal with them is imperative. Well known speaker George Blood knows about this firsthand and will kick off the conference with his keynote.
Two concurrent sessions will run throughout the day. Among the scheduled sessions are:
--Sounds like…?:Assessment Tools for Audio/Visual Collections, presented by Ann Marie Willer of MIT
--How Can My A/V Collection Become Relevant Again?, presented by Jennifer M. Eustis of University of Connecticut Libraries
--Reeling in Your Library’s Film Materials: Identification & Care Basics, presented by Nadia Ghasedi of Washington University in St. Louis
--Solving Processing Problems by Siobhan C. Hagan of the University of California at Los Angeles
--Audiovisual Preservation You Can Hold On To, presented by Kimberly Peach of the Association of Recorded Sound Collections
For the complete schedule and to register, click here, http://www.amigos.org/fast_forward. Early bird registration ends August 24, 2012. Don’t forget – with Amigos Online conferences – you not only attend the live sessions you want but also get access to ALL the recorded presentations!