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Community Centered Archiving: The Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) Model and Resources for Community Archivists

  • Friday, February 23, 2024
  • 6:30 PM
  • Zoom (See Event for Details)

A group of volunteers at a community archiving workshop.

Photo courtesy of the Community Archiving Workshop.

Event Title: Community Centered Archiving: The Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) Model and Resources for Community Archivists

Date/Time: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 6:30pm (ET)

Format: Zoom

This webinar provides an introduction to the concept of community-centered archiving, and goes over the work of the Community Archiving Workshop collective and the free resources the group provides. The webinar will be followed by a question and answer and discussion in which participants are encouraged to share ideas about how they use or would like to use a community-centered approach to archival work. 

This is a free, virtual webinar hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registering for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation via email with a link to join the webinar. The webinar will be video-recorded.

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Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) is a volunteer-organized workshop sponsored by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). Traditionally, CAW is an annual pre-conference workshop that takes place within the city where the AMIA Annual Conference is held. The purpose of the Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) is to support organizations wishing to jumpstart the preservation of their audiovisual collections.  


Kelli Hix

Kelli Hix is Co-Director of Preservation at BAVC Media and a Core Member of the Community Archiving Workshop. Her past clients include the Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic Society, Appalshop Archive, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. 

Marie Lascu

Marie Lascu is Lead Archivist for Crowing Rooster Arts, a nonprofit media producer, and Digital Archivist for Ballet Tech, a public dance school in New York City. She has been a Core Member of Community Archiving Workshop since 2014. She has also been a member of the NYC-based volunteer group XFR Collective since 2015. She specializes in audiovisual preservation, with an interest in community organizations and individuals seeking practical solutions for unprocessed or underprocessed AV collections.

Sandra Yates Sandra Yates, CA, DAS is the Head of McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library where she manages the preservation and access to the library’s special collections, including rare books, audiovisual materials, photographs, institutional records, personal papers, and digital materials. She specializes in audiovisual preservation, digital collections, digital archives, and web development and has been a member of the CAW organizing committee since 2011. She has been the online resources consultant for the CAW grant projects.


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