Moving Image Archive Program Courses — Fall 2009

Below are some courses in the MIAP program (for Fall 2009) which are still open and which may be of interest to students in the archival mgt program/history department:

H72.1800 INTRODUCTION TO MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVING AND PRESERVATION

Howard Besser, Tuesday 6:00pm – 10:00pm , Room 674, 4 Points

This course introduces all aspects of moving image archiving and preservation, contextualizes them, and shows

how they fit together. It will discuss the media themselves (including the technology, history, and contextualization

within culture, politics, and economics). Topics include: conservation and preservation principles, organization and

access, daily practice with physical artifacts, restoration, curatorship and programming, legal issues and copyright,

and new media issues. Students will learn the importance of other types of materials (manuscripts,

correspondence, stills, posters, scripts, etc.). Theories of collecting and organizing (as well as their social meanings)

will be introduced. Those students interested in taking this class should email Howard Besser at howard@nyu.edu. The email should state your status in the grad program, any relevant past courses/reading/research, and your particular interest in the cou

H72.1803 ACCESS TO MOVING IMAGE MATERIAL

Linda Tadic, Thursday 6:00pm – 8:00pm,, Room 635 2 Points

Students in this course will learn the major components of providing access in moving image, audio, and digital

archives. The course is divided into two sections: providing physical and virtual access to collections, and cataloging

and metadata. Topics include: physical, virtual, and intellectual presentation of collection information; search

strategies and use of particular moving image reference resources; multi-institutional access projects;

establishment of policies and fee structures; using primary source and reference documentation; and principles of

reference services. The cataloging and metadata component of the class will include instruction on various

standards for descriptive, technical, and preservation metadata; indexing and subject analysis; creating metadata

crosswalks; recent trends in visual and voice recognition technologies, and deep indexing; and evaluation of

cataloging software. Those students interested in taking this class should email Linda Tadic at

lindatadic@optonline.net. The email should state your status in the grad program, any relevant

past courses/reading/research, and your particular interest in the course.

Duane Watson

H72.1804 COPYRIGHT, LEGAL ISSUES AND POLICY

Rina Pantalony, Friday 10:00a-2:00pm, Room 635 4 Points

With the advent of new technologies, film producers and distributors and managers of film and video collections

are faced with a myriad of legal and ethical issues concerning the use of their works or the works found in various

collections. The answers to legal questions are not always apparent and can be complex, particularly where

different types of media are encompassed in one production. When the law remains unclear, a risk assessment,

often fraught with ethical considerations, is required to determine whether a production can be reproduced,

distributed or exhibited without infringing the rights of others. What are the various legal rights that may encumber

moving image material? What are the complex layers of rights and who holds them? Does one have to clear before

attempting to preserve or restore a work? How do these rights affect downstream exhibition and distribution of a

preserved work? And finally, what steps can be taken in managing moving image collections so that decisions

affecting copyrights can be taken consistently? This course will help students make intelligent decisions and develop appropriate policies for their institution. Those students interested in taking this class should email Rina

Pantalony at rina.pantalony@nyu.edu. The email should state your status in the grad program,

any relevant past courses/reading/research, and your particular interest in the course.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

http://history.fas.nyu.edu/object/history.gradprog.archivespublichistory.html

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