Webinars

The informational webinars below provide additional background and answers to frequently asked questions from communities that the AAPB seeks to serve. If you have additional questions, contact AAPB staff at aapb_notifications@wgbh.org.

View more slide decks from presentations on the GBH Archives SlideShare.

Webinars for communities:

Stations and Producers
These webinars cover the importance of digital preservation, resources for getting started, and how to participate in the AAPB. Visit the AAPB Contributing Content page for additional information and the AAPB Advisory Committee page for member testimonials.

Scholars and Educators
Gain an understanding of AAPB’s open-access digital collection and the features that make it easy to incorporate items from the collection into lectures, assignments, and curriculum.

Volunteers
Review video tutorials and presentations slides from events aimed at helping to make the content in the AAPB more searchable and accessible online.

Stations and Producers

Preserving Your Station Legacy with the AAPB: Getting Started and Planning for Digitization (2018)

This presentation covers the several ways stations and producers can contribute their content to the AAPB, what to look for when beginning to preserve content, and what steps should be taken when planning a digitization project.

Presenters
  • Casey Davis Kaufman, GBH Archives Associate Director and AAPB Project Manager
  • Rebecca Fraimow, GBH and AAPB Digital Archives Manager
  • Ryn Marchese, AAPB Engagement and Use Manager
Resources
  • Download the presentation slides from SlideShare
  • PBCore is a metadata standard for the description of audiovisual content with tools and resources for cataloging AV content

Engage Your Community to Celebrate Your History with the AAPB (2019)

Hosted by staff at New Mexico PBS and the AAPB, this presentation covers a state-wide grant collaboration to preserve original materials contributed by five TV and radio stations in New Mexico.

Presenters
  • Karen Cariani, GBH Archives David O. Ives Executive Director and AAPB Project Director
  • Casey Davis Kaufman, GBH Archives Associate Director and AAPB Project Manager
  • Franz Joachim, New Mexico PBS General Manager & CEO
  • Michael Kamins, New Mexico PBS Executive Producer, Arts & Cultural Affairs
Resources
  • Access a recording of this presentation by visitinig PBS Hub and creating a free account

Scholars and Educators

AAPB as a Digital Library for Teaching Media Literacy (2019)

Media studies scholars Kathryn Ostrofsky and Joshua Glick discuss using the AAPB as a digital library for teaching media literacy. The presenters describe lectures, workshops and assignments they have created using programs in the AAPB, and AAPB staff share some of the ways that instructors can navigate students to the collection via special collections, curated exhibits and the website's search, browse and share features.

Presenters
  • Kathryn Ostrofsky, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Clark University
  • Joshua Glick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Film & Media, Hendrix College, Fellow at MIT’s Open Documentary Lab
  • Ryn Marchese, AAPB Engagement and Use Manager
Resources
  • Download the presentation slides from SlideShare
  • Instructions on how to use the share and embed feature are available on the AAPB blog

Press Play on History: Unlocking 70 Years of Primary Source Materials for Distance Learning with AAPB (2020)

Created for K-12 educators via Share My Lesson by the American Federation of Teachers, this webinar is an online exploration of the digital collections within the AAPB, providing educators with online, audiovisual materials for distance teaching and learning. The “Press Play on History” webinar focuses on suggested learning activities to engage students with primary sources in the AAPB Speaking and Protesting in America Exhibit.

Presenters
  • Benjamin Leff, Social Studies Teaching Associate at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School and member of the AAPB Education Advisory Committee
  • Ryn Marchese, AAPB Engagement and Use Manager
Resources

Volunteers

FIX IT+ Transcript Edit-a-thon (2020)

Corrected transcripts improve the searchability of historic programs in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting and the staff needs YOUR help! This presentation includes an overview of the AAPB's mission, why FIX IT+ is important, and brief instructions on preferred editing conventions.

Presenter
  • Ryn Marchese, AAPB Engagement and Use Manager
Resources

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (2020)

Wikipedia Edit-a-thons help to strengthen the quality of Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia, and improve the searchability of historic public radio and television collections in the AAPB. The video tutorials explain how to create a Wikipedia user account, edit Wikipedia articles using common conventions, and update Wikipedia articles with relevant items in the AAPB.

Presenters
  • Ariel Cetrone, Wikimedia DC Institutional Partnerships Manager
  • Ryn Marchese, AAPB Engagement and Use Manager
Resources