Pop Up Archive founders, AIRsters, and Knight News Challenge winners Anne Wootton and Bailey Smith joined AIR for a one-hour webinar on the ABCs of archiving and organizing your audio.

Anne and Bailey believe that archiving can be so easy it doesn’t even feel like archiving — and that an entire new generation of meaningful content is waiting to be created, unlocked from the archive and unleashed on the world. Organizing digital content not only makes it easier to find, they say, it creates new opportunities for sharing and reuse.

They've partnered with PRX to develop the web service and API. Working with PRX, the Pop Up Archive will use emerging technology to build a web-based archive of oral history material with new methods for search and discovery, as well as public and private storage options.

In this webinar, we invite adventurous AIRsters to join us in taking archives from the shelf (or hard drive) to the web. To make the most of your collections, we encourage you to consider not only produced work, but also raw footage and supporting media. We’ll talk about free archiving software like Omeka, organizing collections, and how to seamlessly upload files to services like the Internet Archive and SoundCloud. (You might want to check these out before the webinar - links below.)

You’ll also learn how to use the Pop Up Archive system to transcribe audio, make it searchable, and find hidden gems of content — all without your own server. Be sure to check it out before the webinar: popuparchive.org

To learn more about AIR and our member benefits, visit airmedia.org or contact AIR Membership Director Erin Mishkin at erin(at)airmedia.org

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