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February 23, 2010

Dave Rice at Upcoming Digital Media Management Workshop

AVPS Senior Consultant David Rice will be giving a workshop entitled Media Management in a Digital Universe as part of The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s Spring 2010 workshop series. The theme of the series is “Be the Media,” and its goals are to provide “local artists, producers, and citizen journalists with opportunities to acquire and improve the skills necessary for successful and powerful independent media-making.”

Independent media is flourishing with the proliferation of affordable cameras and recorders. The ability to digitally shoot and store more material than was feasible in an analog model has been a boon, but it has also produced greater amounts of material to organize and manage, as well as engendering new sets of concerns regarding the persistence of media collections. Based on his years of experience as an archivist with community media organizations and in developing recommendations for metadata standards, Dave will be giving practical training on the management and maintenance of digital media through best practices and the nuts-and-bolts uses of metadata that will help you better organize, access, re-use, and preserve your materials.

The workshop will take place Sunday, March 14, 2010 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York. More information about the workshop, including location and registration, can be found here.

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at 3361 6th Avenue in north Troy, NY. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds. Visit http://www.mediasanctuary.org/ to learn more.

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