The National Endowment for the Humanities is proud to present a video, "NEH and the Preservation and Access of Audiovisual Cultural Heritage": http://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation/featured-project/neh-and-the-preservation-and-access-audiovisual-cultural-her.
The 3-part video - which you may watch in full or in separate parts - covers NEH's ongoing commitment to preserve audiovisual cultural heritage. Part I provides an argument for the significance of a/v collections as an essential media for understanding the history of the twentieth century. Part II summarizes the full range of grant programming for a/v collections provided by NEH's Division of Preservation and Access that covers areas in research and development, education and training, assessment for smaller institutions, reformatting, cataloging, and stabilization through sustainable preventive conservation. Finally, Part III describes NEH's strategic planning to address the current crisis in a/v preservation and access.
We invite you to share the video or its constituent parts far and wide not just with audiovisual archivists, librarians, and engineers, as well as administrators, scholars, and anyone else who may have a stake in moving image and sound collections.
We also invite your feedback on how NEH may continue to support the field going forward. Your participation, expressed in grant proposals and correspondence, are what fuel our programming and outreach.
As always, program officers are available to discuss project ideas and we are available to read drafts for many of our grant programs and provide feedback. Questions may be submitted to Josh Sternfeld ([log in to unmask]) or Jesse Johnston ([log in to unmask]). You may also follow us on Twitter, @NEH_PresAccess for future news and announcements on this fast-moving front.
FULL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFTk6OLctVI&feature=player_embedded
PART I: The Significance of Audiovisual Cultural Heritage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TjWQFOcaGo&feature=player_embedded
PART II: NEH Division of Preservation and Access Grant Programming and Audiovisual Collections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugcaJpcAktg&feature=player_embedded
PART III: NEH Strategic Planning and the Crisis of Audiovisual Preservation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyfXXfgxEQY&feature=player_embedded
Jesse A. Johnston, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer
Division of Preservation and Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th St SW
Washington DC 20506
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