Events

Stories of the Archive: Hidden Treasures and Possibilities

Saturday, June 23 -- 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (CT)

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 2:30pm
(Pacific Time)


At the American Library Association's Annual Conference and Exposition -- New Orleans. (June 21-26)

Location: Morial Convention Center, Rm 227

What are the hidden treasures of the Visual History Archive (VHA)? How can one successfully navigate an archive that houses 115,000 hours of audiovisual material? In an archive with material that would take 13 years to watch from beginning to end, how can one find the moments most relevant to their own niche interests or topics? In this presentation, the USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research team will demonstrate the VHA’s potential that goes well beyond its relationship to Holocaust and genocide studies. Through a carefully crafted video journey through the Archive, librarians will be introduced to the Archive’s scope, relevance, and applicability in disciplines as diverse as psychology, fine arts, language studies, and many other disciplines that do not immediately spring to mind when many first approach the Archive. Whether the faculty and students at your institutions are interested in dreams, illegal immigration, karma, literature, or they are simply looking for ways to deeply immerse themselves in languages ranging from K’iche’ to Nuer, the Archive offers an unprecedented and incomparable wealth of material. The team will offer insider tips and tricks on how to effectively search the Archive, how to use our one-of-a-kind index tool, and will support the librarians not only in finding relevant content for their users, but also in being able to instruct users back at their institutions on how to successfully navigate the Archive and discover its treasures. Presenter: Badema Pitic, Ph.D., Visual History Archive Program Coordinator, USC Shoah Foundation, Center for Advanced Genocide Research