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Friday, August 16 • 10:45am - 11:45am
SESSION 407 - What's Left of the Left End of the Dial?

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Panelists address the importance and challenges of noncommercial radio archives, discussing efforts to preserve and provide access to alternative, community, college, and public affairs radio materials; difficulties posed by audio formats; noncommercial radios research value; and archival stewardships benefits. Topics include appraising, preserving, making accessible, and showcasing college and public affairs radio; preserving and providing access to broadcasts threatened by Hurricane Katrina; and a survey concerning current efforts to document noncommercial radio.

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Brendan Allen

Archives Manager, Democracy Now!
I take pride in providing support for journalists, filmmakers, curators, scholars and policy advocates, both at Democracy Now! and in other projects. Working as an archivist draws on my skills in analog-to-digital preservation, video editing, conservation techniques, research and distribution methods for users, metadata strategies, creating finding aids,and cataloging.
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Jolene Beiser

Archivist, Pacifica Radio Archives
Jolene M. Beiser is an Archivist at the Pacifica Radio Archives in Los Angeles California, a repository for the broadcast recordings of Pacifica stations KPFA-Berkeley, KPFK-Los Angeles, KPFT-Houston, WBAI-New York, and WPFW-Washington, D.C. She completed her MLIS at UCLA in 2009 with a specialization in Archives, audio preservation, and research data management. She is currently leading an NHPRC-funded digital preservation project at Pacifica... Read More →

David Freedman

General Manager, WWOZ-FM
David is currently president of the Association of Independents in Radio, an organization of 950 independent public radio producers. Most recently AIR launched  Localvore—a $2,000,000 grant program catalyzing media innovation. David is also a board member and past president of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and has served on the board of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. In 2011, he co-created the... Read More →

Laura Schnitker

Ethnomusicologist and Sound Archivist, University of Maryland
Laura Schnitker is an ethnomusicologist at the University of Maryland, where she completed her Ph.D. in 2011. She works as the sound archivist in Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture, and in 2012 attended the Modern Archives Institute on a MARAC scholarship. She also teaches an undergraduate course on world popular musics and hosts a weekly radio show called "The Bohemian Challenge" on WMUC-FM. She has written articles on college radio... Read More →
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Sue Tyson

Special Collections Archivist, Getty Research Institute
Sue Tyson is a Special Collections Archivist at the Getty Research Institute. Before serving as project cataloger and metadata consultant on the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project, she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Digital Scholarship Fellow at Occidental College; she has also worked as a project archivist at UCLA and as a project archivist and librarian at the University of Southern California. She holds a Post-MLIS Archival Studies... Read More →

Friday August 16, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Grand Salon 15/18

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