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Access Committee

Chair: Melissa Dollman
Board Liaison: Dennis Doros


Mission Statement
The Access Committee supports moving image archivists to provide all reasonable and responsible forms of access to their collections. The Access Committee coordinates information and professional activities, establishes guidelines and standards, and acts in an advocacy role relating to issues to access. The Access Committee works with other committees and working groups of AMIA to accomplish this goal.

Vision Statement:

  1. We believe that access to collections is central to the mission of moving image archivists.
  2. We believe that all archivists, and their constituents, act together to develop flexible and responsible strategies regarding access.


Current and Recent Projects

2012

The Access Committee has sponsored three proposals for the 2012 AMIA's annual conference in Seattle, WA. Preliminary work on a self-sustaining portal project (see below) has moved into full swing, with the help of over a dozen volunteers.

2011

Access Committee members have had two proposals accepted for the AMIA Conference in Austin, TX: "Out of Print: The Changing Landscape of Print Accessibility at Film Archives" and "Access to Three Family Collections: How'd We Do It?"

Preliminary work on a self-sustaining portal project for researchers, academics, scholars, filmmakers, and artists who are seeking moving image related material.

2010

Two committee-sponsored proposals have been accepted for the AMIA Conference in Philadelphia, PA.: "Describing Local Films: New Thoughts on Itinerant-produced Works" and "User Perspectives in the Digital Age: A Roundtable Discussion".

2009

Co-sponsored the performance piece "10, 000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid" at the AMIA Conference in St. Louis, MI.

2008

Co-sponsored the "New Media Distribution Technologies" session, "Mobile Media Screening", and "Accessive Speed: Giving Moving Images to the Public in Challenging Times" session at the AMIA Conference in Savannah, GA.

2007

Co-sponsored the "Access Issues in Avant-Garde and Experimental Film" session at the AMIA Conference in Rochester, NY.

2005

Sponsored the Projection & Presentation group (sub-group of the Access Committee) "When the Curtain Falls on Celluloid: Archival Film Projection in the Era of HD".

2004
A subcommittee was created, The Projection & Technical Presentation Group, co-chaired by Leo Enticknap and Katie Trainor.

2003-05
The Access Committee contributed resources and content to the MIC website.

2003
The Access Committee sponsored a panel at the AMIA Annual Conference, "Access Issues in Avant-Garde and Experimental Film"

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This page was last updated on October 25, 2011.

 
 
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