JULY 20, 2005, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM


This is an intense, one-day short course developed initially for the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) as a pre-conference, basic training session covering film and video recording.  It was then expanded with additional modules to include audio/sound recordings among other topics.  The course is designed for persons who find themselves involved with some or all of the “legacy” machine-based AV media: mechanical and magnetic tape sound recordings, motion picture films, separate film sound tracks and videotapes.  The focus is on the fundamental nature of these various media and the application of archival principles and procedures to them.  The curriculum deals with concepts, terminology, technologies, basic conservation and preservation methods, storage considerations, description, equipment needs and more.  The course typically also gives attendees as opportunity to network with other people working in the field and to learn about what other institutions, often nearby, that are facing similar challenges.  Attendees are encouraged to bring examples (or pictures) of problem recording media or unusual equipment that they are challenged by. 

Participants:  The workshop is intended for archives, library and historical society administrators, oral historians, archivists, broadcasting and media librarians, conservators, stock footage collections staff and preservation managers.  Film, audio and video laboratory managers and sales persons seeking information about providing services to the media archives community would also benefit.

Instructor:  Alan Lewis has been involved in audiovisual media since 1950: He has worked in TV and radio, as well as consulting with clients as diverse and widespread as New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Oregon’s State Historical Society. From 1991-2005 he worked for the Special Media Archives Services Division of the National Archives and Records, serving as Subject Area Expert-Audiovisual Preservation.  Lewis is currently a consultant in preservation management. 

Cost:  SGA Members $115; Non-SGA Members $135.  The registration fee includes a box lunch.  Registration is limited, registrants will receive a confirmation letter by U.S. mail.  Registration deadline is July 1.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations after July 10.

Archival Certification Credits:  5 credits per workshop

To Register: Complete the form below and mail with payment to Society of Georgia Archivists, PO Box 133085, Atlanta, GA 30333, or see:  For additional information contact Morna Gerrard, 404/651-3909 or [log in to unmask]
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Registration Fee:		 SGA member     $115.00		 Non-member     $135.00

Special 	Lunch needs:        		 Vegetarian meal