Interviews with archivists, librarians, preservationists, technologists, and information professionals

MPLPLogo_V2This series of Podcasts is being released by the Metropolitan New York Library Council and AudioVisual Preservation Solutions under the creative Commons license.

More Podcast, Less Process is a podcast featuring interviews with archivists, librarians, preservationists, technologists, and information professionals about interesting work and projects within and involving archives, special collections, and cultural heritage. Topics include appraisal and acquisition, arrangement and description, reference, outreach and education, collection management, physical and digital preservation, and infrastructure and technology.

Hosts: Jefferson Bailey, Metropolitan New York Library Council & Joshua Ranger, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions. An episode list follows the readmore.

Episodes are available through Internet Archive, SoundCloud, iTunes, and direct download. You can also follow via the RSS feed. All episodes are released CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US. For more information, email Jefferson at jbailey at metro dot org.

An episode list follows the readmore...


Episode 10: Archival Manoeuvres: Managing Digitization ProjectsGuests: Miwa Yokoyama (Digital Project Manager, Carnegie Hall) and Mitch Brodsky (Digital Archives Manager, New York Philharmonic) visit Josh and Jefferson to discuss their experiences managing archival digitization projects.

Episode 9: All Archives Are Local
Guests: Bonnie Marie Sauer (Archivist, National Archives at New York City) and Kevin DeVorsey (Supervisory Electronic Records Format Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration) talk with Josh and Jefferson about the work that NARA does to manage billions of records.

Episode 8: The Video Word Made Flesh
Guests: Nicole Martin (Multimedia Archivist and Systems Manager at Human Rights Watch), Erik Piil (Digital Archivist, Anthology Film Archives), and Peter Oleksik (Assistant Media Conservator, Museum of Modern Art).

Episode 7: humans.txt.mp3 — The Web Archivists Are Present
Guests: Alex Thurman (Web Resources Collection Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries) and Lily Pregill (Project Coordinator & Systems Manager, New York Art Resources Consortium).

Episode 6: Can’t We All Just Get Along? Shared Services & Institutional Collaboration in Libraries & Archives?
Guests: Rachel Miller, Melanie Meyers, Lauren Bradley, and Felicity Corkill of the Center for Jewish History.

Episode 5: Holiday Wrap Up — What Does The Archivist Say?
This episode contains a collection of brief interviews with archivists discussing their trade, recorded at the 2013 New York Archivists Roundtable Award Ceremony and the 2013 Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference.
Guests: Kate Theimer, Archivist, Editor, Consultant, and blogger at ArchivesNext.

Episode 3: Archives in the Classroom – Archives as the Classroom
Guests: Janet Bunde, Director of Outreach & Advocacy and Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Vice President, both from Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, and Robin Katz, Outreach & Public Archivist, Brooklyn Historical Society

Episode 2: How to Preserve Change: Activist Archives & Video Preservation
Guests: Grace Lile, Director of Operations and Archives, WITNESS & Yvonne Ng, Archivist, WITNESS

Episode 1: CSI Special Collections: Digital Forensics and Archives
Guests: Mark Matienzo, Digital Archivist, Yale University, Donald Mennerich, Digital Archivist, New York Public Library


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