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2016 Play/Back Symposium Schedule

8:30am - Registration 

9:30am - Welcoming Remarks from Chairman Adams

9:45am - Keynote Speaker: Dave Isay, Founder, StoryCorps

10:30am - Plenary Panel:  Appraising our Audiovisual Heritage

Speakers: Sara Fishko, Hannah Gill, Tanya Clement, Yvonne Ng

What will people want to see and hear in twenty years, let alone a century from now? The selection of materials for preservation and prioritization for reformatting has generally been based on risk to types of recorded formats and physical assessment of signal carriers. Such approaches downplay the value of content. This panel will address how scholars, curators, and other humanists can work alongside audiovisual archivists and collection managers to develop methods of audiovisual appraisal. More specifically, they will consider where the gaps in the audiovisual record may be, whether in terms of underrepresented groups, genres, or media formats. What content has unique value that may be missed without the input of subject experts? What areas of society and culture may be documented only in audiovisual media? To answer these questions, it is critical to seek the input of those who may consult audiovisual materials, such as researchers, collectors, and scholars, as well as archivists and curators with deep knowledge of their collections.

11:15am - Break

11:45am - Breakout Sessions – Please check your nametag to find your room assignment.

Filling the Knowledge Gaps

Location: Room 3063

Discussion Moderator:                  Hannah Gill

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/sqpLUi

Advancing Research Methods (1)

Location: Conf B

Discussion Moderator:                  Tanya Clement

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/4a69j5

Advancing Research Methods (2)

Location: Room 2002

Discussion Moderator:                  Kate Murray

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/6bDG6I

Community Archiving and Engaging the Public (1)

Location: Room P003

Discussion Moderator:                  Yvonne Ng

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/LlyQb1

Community Archiving and Engaging the Public (2)

Location: Room 3069

Discussion Moderator:                  Jenny Doctor

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/GxdGtv

Using Heritage Materials in Media Content Production (1)

Location: Room P002

Discussion Moderator:                  Sara Fishko

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/I7vA7Y

Using Heritage Materials in Media Content Production (2)

Location: Room 4002

Discussion Moderator:                  Joe Richman

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/BbmtdP

1:00pm - Lunch

2:00pm - Plenary Panel:  Developing a Framework for Action: How to Ensure the Persistence and Quality of the Audiovisual Record?

Speakers: Jon Ippolito, Barclay Ogden, Karen Cariani, Kim Christen

Cultural heritage institutions both large and small no longer have the luxury of tackling their preservation and access needs on their own. We now live in an era of leveraging limited resources whether in the form of personnel, storage, infrastructure, knowledge or collection development. The growth of major national efforts such as the Digital Public Library of America, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, and the American Archive for Public Broadcasting have demonstrated the importance of building collaborative ties across institutions. Success depends on understanding shifting access needs of users, sharing of resources, deepening understanding of thematic and regional content, and the ability to make an effective argument to multiple stakeholders.  It also rests on the authentic engagement of diverse stakeholders, whether on a large scale or at the local level.  Finally, it relies on explanding the base of knowledgeable practitioners, who possess a combination of skills and a vision for multi-disciplinary participation.  This panel will address the successes and setbacks in getting collaborative projects off the ground, while also providing advice for forging new partnerships going forward.

2:45pm - Break

3:15pm - Breakout Sessions - Please check your nametag to find your room assignment.

Collaboration at Scale (1)

Location: Conf B

Discussion Moderator:                  Jeff Lambert

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/WuVXkM

Collaboration at Scale (2)

Location: Room 2002

Discussion Moderator:                  Barclay Ogden

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/xMEb3Y

Assembling Interdisciplinary Expertise (1)

Location: Room P003

Discussion Moderator:                  Alan Gevinson

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/hzGulG

Assembling Interdisciplinary Expertise (2)

Location: Room 4002

Discussion Moderator:                  Karen Cariani

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/RafrfM

Meeting the Needs of Under-resourced Sectors (1)

Location: Room P002

Discussion Moderator:                  Kim Christen

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/43EQJj

Meeting the Needs of Under-resourced Sectors (2)

Location: Room 3069

Discussion Moderator:                  Pam Wintle

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/6PYhjg

Bringing Curation Awareness to Content Producers

Location: Room 3063

Discussion Moderator:                  Jon Ippolito

Notes document link:                     https://goo.gl/VpmggI

4:30pm - Keynote Speaker: Nancy Watrous, Executive Director, Chicago Film Archives

5:30pm - Reception

6:15pm - Special NEH Screening