BLC's American Archive of Public Broadcasting Webinar Series - Part I

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The BLC has announced the first webinar of our two-part webinar series on the the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). The AAPB is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the WGBH Educational Foundation to preserve at-risk public media and provide a central web portal for access to unique programming. The entire collection is available on location at the Library of Congress and WGBH, and almost 30,000 programs are available online at

This two part webinar series provided an overview on the AAPB as well as review ways in which it can be effectively used a a resource for teaching and research.

Part I - Friday, March 2, 10:00-11:00AM 
This webinar covered AAPB's background, governance and infrastructure. Casey Kaufman and Ryn Marchese of WGBH discussed the scope, content and provenance of the AAPB collection; methods of searching, navigating, and accessing content in theAAPB; examples of the types of materials available in the AAPB collection, and the scholarly and research value of audiovisual collections and specifically public media archives.