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

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

The BLC was pleased to announce the second webinar in 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 

Part II - Wednesday, March 21, 1:30-3:00PM

In this webinar, panelists Casey Kaufman (WGBH), Ingrid Ockert (Princeton University), and Mark Williams (Dartmouth College), explored specific use cases for librarians and researchers in accessing and making use of the AAPB collection. They included a general overview of how scholars and researchers are seeking to use digital AV collections, a brief recap of how AAPB provides access to its collection to researchers and the general public, incorporating AAPB into subject-specific LibGuides, use of audiovisual collections in traditional historical research and in academic coursework, and examples of how AAPBmetadata and transcripts can be used in digital humanities research and data mining.