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First Steps: Caring for Community Archives – Sound and Moving Image

26 February 09:45 - 15:30

9.45-10.00 ARRIVAL – Tantrum Doughnuts + Tea/Coffee
10.00-10.05 Alison Stevenson, Head of Moving Image and Sound Collections

Welcome to MISC Housekeeping

10.05-10.15 Audrey Wilson, Community Engagement Officer, Scottish Council on Archives

Importance of a community archive network and a viewing of the award-winning short film, Why Archives Matter.

10.15-10.30 BBC Scotland Vicky Plaine, Head of Media Management
  SESSION 1 – Basic Identification and Storage of Moving Image and Sound Items
10.30-10.50 So, What do you Have?

Stuart Wilson, NLS Moving Image Technician & Conor Walker, NLS Audio Preservation Engineer

A practical workshop that covers the handling of various formats and the identification of both moving image and sound formats.

10.50-11.10 How can I look after it?

 Stuart Wilson, NLS Moving Image Technician & Conor Walker, NLS Audio Preservation Engineer

A bite-sized guide to the best storage options for the items in your collection when you don’t have access to a vault. Sound and Moving Image symptom checker, how to spot if your recordings are ailing.

11:10-11:25 COMFORT BREAK
11.25-11.45 How can I remember what I’ve got?

 Rob Smith, NLS Audio Cataloguing Co-ordinator

Some top tips on how to assess what is in your collection and make a basic inventory

  SESSION 2– Case Studies: learning from one another
11.45-12.05 Be Seen and Be Heard!

 Maya Darrell Hewins is a PhD candidate with the University of the Highlands and Islands based on Shetland.

Alternative approaches to archiving audio-visual materials in community collections.

12.05 – 12.25 Make it Visual

 Dr Karen Buchanan

Curator, Gairloch Museum.

How we used our oral history collection in the interpretation and displays in the new museum. 

12.25-13.25 LUNCH (Provided) Moving Image and Sound Showcase
13.25 – 13.45 Singer Stories: Oral Histories, Community Engagement, and Preservation Challenges

 Katie McDonald

West Dunbartonshire Council Archivist

A look at West Dunbartonshire Council’s Singer Stories project – why the project mattered, how the project worked, and the challenges involved in preserving community conversations.

  SESSION 3 – Advice, Support and Networks
13.50–14.10 Thinking about Digitisation? Things to consider when planning a digitisation project

Jeni Park, NLS Project Manager

Why digitise? What will I do with the digitised items? Are my items a priority? Should I do it myself of use another organisation? How will I cover any costs?

14.10-14.30 Debunking the myths of Copyright and GDPR for your sound and moving image collection

Mel Reeve-Rawlings, NLS Rights Clearance Officer

So now you have a digitised copy of your moving image or sound recording, can you do anything with it?

14.30-14.50 Tour of the Moving Image and Sound Archive
14.50-15.10 BREAK Tea and coffee
15.10-15.30 Moving Image & Sound Team – All speakers

On hand to answer your questions plus signpost to resources, general chit chat, networking, discussion of your collection and what you want to do with it.

15.30 CLOSE


26 February
09:45 - 15:30


Moving Image Archive – National Library of Scotland
Kelvin Hall
Glasgow, G3 8AW
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