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Graduates Present at Television Archives Conference in Mexico

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

2010 MIAP alumni Walter Forsberg and Stefan Elnabli co-present a workshop on "Digital Born Audiovisual Archives" as part of the 2017 FIAT/IFTA Conference.

Three graduates of NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) MA Program co-led workshops at the Fédération Internationale des Archives de Télévision / International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA) 2017 World Conference in Mexico City this month.

On October 19, Walter Forsberg (MIAP '10), Media Archivist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, collaborated with fellow 2010 MIAP alumnus Stefan Elnabli, now Media Curation Librarian and Supervisor of Digital Reformatting Operations at UC San Diego Library, to present a workshop on "Archiving Born-Digital Moving Image and Sound."

Juana Suárez (MIAP Director & 2013 graduate) with Pamela Vízner (right) during APEX 2013 in Bogotá, Colombia.
Juana Suárez (MIAP Director & 2013 graduate) with Pamela Vízner (right) during APEX 2013 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Earlier that same day, Pamela Vízner (MIAP '14), a consultant for data management and software development firm AVPreserve, contributed to a workshop on "Skill-Sharing & Expertise in the XXI Century Broadcast Archive." She presented on her experience as a participant and lead organizer of Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX) programs organized through NYU MIAP. Taking place each spring in a different country, APEX promotes international collaboration and academic dialogue on film and media preservation in order to safeguard the world‘s audiovisual heritage.

APEX provides opportunities for members of the global archival community to exchange knowledge and skills in areas such as inspection and care of audiovisual materials, cataloging, metadata management, digitization, digital preservation, and access to collections. It also allows graduate students and emerging professionals to practice leadership skills such as organizing the exchange, negotiating goals and activities, working in teams, and designing and delivering workshops.

Great job Walter, Stefan, and Pamela!

Pamela Vízner (center) with a group of MIAP students, graduates, faculty, and staff at Universidad Católica del Uruguay during APEX 2014 in Montevideo.