The WGBH Media Library & Archives needs YOU!
We’re publishing our catalog online this summer. We’re soliciting students, scholars and filmmakers to use our collection in the fall and, through that use, enhance our records…
We have several opportunities available for collaboration on a variety of levels. Please contact us if you are interested in participating:
Fill out a survey
Access the online catalog after August and participate in short survey to describe the item(s) you utilize.
Share your expertise
Sign on as one of our “experts,” access our materials, and contribute full description of the item(s) you utilize. In return, receive credit for your contributions in the web catalog record.
Curate a collection
Mine the catalog and curate an online collection specific to your research. Access the media remotely. Rights permitting, WGBH will provide public access to one selection of media in your collection. In return, you are asked to supply metadata for the items in your collection, produce an introductory essay, and present your work at a conference.
Work to commence Fall 2011 and continue through May 2012. Limited funding is available to scholars in support of these activities.
Courtney Michael, Project Manager
WGBH Digital Library: Participatory Cataloging Project
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Karen Cariani, Director, WGBH Media Library & Archives
Peter Pinch, Director of Technology, WGBH Interactive
Through the WGBH Digital Library Phase Three Participatory Cataloging project, WGBH Media Library and Archives proposes to publish online its archival catalog in order to test its value in attracting researchers to the collection, and to pilot a low-cost framework for building a vetted resource suitable for research use through the metadata contributions of our scholar users. In addition, we propose to work with the digital humanities and emerging digital publishing communities to ensure that streaming archival media is supportable and available for these advancing fields.