Tuesday, October 31, 2006

AMIA 2006 Conference in Alaska

The Association of Moving Image Archives held a successful 17th Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska from October 10 to 14.
The conference included:
  • Workshops and training on Cataloguing and Metadata; Film Technology; Magnetic Tape Triage; Health, Safety and Disaster Preparedness
  • Presentations and panel discussions on Cold Storage, Planning digitizing projects, Film scanning, Repurposing television for HD and DVD, Staffing and resources, Training, Ethics, Web access, Cataloguing and Alaskan heritage
  • Committee meetings covering Preservation; Cataloguing; Copyright; Independent Media; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender; Digital Initiatives; Documentary And Television; Nitrate Film; Regional Audio-Visual Archives; News; Moving Image Related Materials & Documentation; Education; Small Gauge/Amateur Film; Access; International Outreach; and Development of the Moving Image Collections website
Some attendees took time to enjoy the views and natural richness of the Alaskan environment, while visits from a local husky team added to the experience.
Next year's conference will be held in Rochester, NY.