What’s Inside: American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Posted: April 7, 2015 by saacua in Inside the Archives
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Today the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress, WGBH Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, launched a new website at americanarchive.org. According to the Library of Congress and other sources, the site will provide the public with access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s. These audio and video materials, created by more than 120 public broadcasting organizations across the country, have now been digitized and preserved, and will be a resource for scholars, researchers, educators, filmmakers and the general public to delve into the rich history of public broadcasting across America.

The website will initially provide access to 2.5 million inventory records created during the American Archive Content Inventory Project. The records will provide information about which public media video and audio materials have been digitized and preserved in the AAPB, indicate which video and audio files are available for research on location at WGBH and the Library of Congress, and highlight the participating stations. Contributing stations’ histories, information about significant productions and resources for participating organizations will be available online.

More information about the collaboration is available on the American Archive blog at americanarchivepb.wordpress.com.

Be sure to check out the Resources page for links to funding opportunities, professional organizations, cataloging guides and preservation tools.

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