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Regional Media Legacies Project Information Session

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Hofstra University, Mack Student Center

West Plaza Room

Hempstead Turnpike

Hempstead, NY 11549

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"Have an audiovisual collection that needs some archival TLC?"

New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program has recently launched the Regional Media Legacies (RML) Project. The project began in September 2019 with the appointment of a post-graduate fellow based in Long Island. The first phase of the RML will focus on researching and identifying existing audiovisual collections available in memory institutions across the region, supporting those institutions to move towards preservation of those collections with an eye on digitization and long-term preservation. This includes archives, museums, historical societies, television studios, and the Long Island Studies Department at Hofstra University.

Media made for regional audiences, especially those housed in organizations that lack archival resources or the skills of audiovisual specialists, often constitute what libraries and archives call hidden collections—rare recordings that capture local history and culture in a way that larger and better-resourced media collections often do not. The archival profession and scholarly community now recognize that local television, home movies, the works of independent artists, and region-specific productions tend to document lives and communities that are often invisible to national media and the entertainment industry.

Please join us for the second information session of the Regional Media Legacies Project. You will receive an overview of NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, the current state of the RML project, and the basics of audio-visual archiving.

Please RSVP but it is not required.

Directions to the Mack Student Center: https://www.hofstra.edu/visitors/visitors-info-studentcenterdirections.html

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