Past Presentations

2015

“Westlake Traffic Stop.” Screening and symposium segment, Bastard Film Encounter, Chapel Hill, NC, 4/25/2015.

2014

“Surveillance and Security in the Archive: Managing sensitive multimedia collections.” Panel presentation, Association of Moving Image Archivists annual meeting, Savannah, GA, 10/10/2014.

 

“Audiovisual Archiving.” Chair of panel session, 2014 Archival Education and Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 7/17/2014/

 

“Transmitting Archival Knowledge.” Roundtable respondent at Orphans 9: The Future of Obsolescence, EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam, 3/29/2014.

2013

“Everything is Underdescribed: A case-based model for crowdsourcing description and access to moving images.” Paper delivered at LARM Conference on Digital Archives, Audiovisual Media, and Cultural Heritage, University of Copenhagen, 11/15/2013.

 

“Patrol Car Video.” Screening segment and panelist/respondent at NYU’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: Surveillance, Brooklyn Historical Society, 10/27/2013.

 

“So…You Want to Be an Archivist?” Panel presentation at 2013 Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, USC Doheny Library, 10/12/2013.

 

“What it Feels Like to Hold a Kilo of Cocaine: Archival experiences in the evidence room.” Paper delivered at 2013 Archival Education and Research Institute, UT Austin, 6/21/2013.

2012

“Home Movies and Public History: Two courses, many lessons.” Panel presentation, Association of Moving Image Archivists annual meeting, Seattle, WA, 12/5/2012.

“The Crying of Lot 230720778503: A case study in repatriation of historic amateur film.” Paper delivered at 2012 Archival Education and Research Institute, UCLA, 7/2012.

“Hands on Film.” Workshop at 2012 Archival Education and Research Institute, UCLA, 7/2012.

“5 Easy Steps, 5 Good Reasons: Turning benign neglect into radical control.” Keynote address at New England Archives Association annual meeting, Middlebury, CT, 3/2012.

“Elements of a cohort-oriented PhD program in Cultural Preservation.” Workshop at Association of Library & Information Science Educators annual meeting, Dallas, TX, 1/2012.

2011

“The Current and Future State of Moving Image Archival Education.” Panel presentation, Association of Moving Image Archivists annual meeting, Austin, TX, 11/17/2011.

“Fatally Flawed Film Formats.” Chair of panel session, Association of Moving Image Archivists annual meeting, Austin, TX, 11/17/2011.

“Nothing up His Sleeve: Filmmaker, magician, and tailor Ramon Galindo.” Paper delivered at 2011 Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, Bucksport, ME, 7/29/2011.

“We get scorpions in here: Field notes from the evidence room.” Paper delivered at 2011 Archival Education and Research Institute. Simmons College, Boston, MA, 7/13/2011.

“‘Why can’t we all just get along?’: An argument for the relevance (and repositioning) of A/V preservation programs.” Presented in response to Dr. Caroline Frick’s survey of the current state of audiovisual archiving and preservation education programs at the Preservation Educators Symposium, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 6/6/2011.

Introduction: “Francena Feeding the Chickens” (1905). In “Celebrating Orphan Films: Screenings and discussions,” Wilder Theater, UCLA, 5/13/2011.

“Home Movie Research Methodologies.” Chair of workshop panel, Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2010 annual conference. New Orleans, LA, 3/13/2011.

2010

“Legal and Ethical Issues for Large-Scale Online Access to Home Movies.” Working group leader, presenter, and session moderator for 2010 Center for Home Movies Summit on Digitization and Access for Home Movies. Culpeper, VA, 9/24/2010. Proceedings: http://www.centerforhomemovies.org/Home_Movie_Summit_Final_Report.pdf

“Home Movie Day: Public History and Preservation on a Global Scale.” Panel session chair, Saving Private Reels: Presentation, appropriation, and recontextualisation of the amateur moving image. University College, Cork, Ireland, 9/18/2010.

“Measuring Change in 8mm Increments: Home movies and amateur films as a data source for global environmental transformation.” Paper delivered at 2010 ASLE-UK/EASLCE Conference on Environmental Change & Cultural Change, Bath, England, 9/2/2010.

“On Janus and Juvenilia: Collecting and preserving student films.” Paper delivered at 2010 Archival Education and Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI, 6/22/2010

“The Intrigue and Accessibility of Amateur Film and Home Movie Collections.” Extended workshop panel session at Society of Cinema and Media Studies annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 3/21/2010.

“Living Room Cinema: Films from Home Movie Day, vol. 1.” Screening session at Society of Cinema and Media Studies annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 3/21/2010.

“CHM, Home Movie Day, and Home Movie Preservation.” Talk delivered at 2010 Conference on Personal Archiving in a Digital Age, The Internet Archive, San Francisco, CA, 2/16/2010.

2009

“Handle with Care: Respecting other peoples’ pictures in collections and online.” Panel presentation at the Society of American Archivists meeting, Austin, TX, 8/2009.

“Watching the Detectives: Police management of audiovisual evidence.” Paper presented at Archival Education and Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 7/2009.

“Digitizing the Flea Market: eBay as a data source for historic collections.” Poster session at Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Austin, TX, 6/2009.

“Designing a PhD Program in Cultural Preservation.” Panel presentation at the Association of Library and Information Science Educators annual meeting, Denver, CO, 1/2009.

2008

“Old Movies, New Audiences: Archival films as public outreach tools.” Panel presentation at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, 8/2008

“Get the Max from the Mix: Evaluating, preserving, and making the most of audiovisual materials in mixed collections.” Panel presentation at the American Library Association annual meeting, Anaheim, CA, 6/2008

“See No Evil, Hear No Evil: Police management of audiovisual evidence.” Paper presented at the Electronic Media Group section of the American Institute of Conservation annual meeting, Denver, CO, 4/2008

“Teaching from the Tip of the Iceberg: Using amateur film in research and the classroom.” Panel presentation at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, 3/2008

“The Past in the Present: Licensing issues for archival footage.” Panel presentation, Mississippi Bar Association Continuing Legal Education session at Oxford Film Festival, Oxford, MS, 2/2008

2007

“eBay: More than a four-letter word.” Chair of panel presentation at the Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, Rochester, NY, 9/2007

“Evolving Rituals: Home Movie Day at Five.” Panel presentation at the Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, Rochester, NY, 9/2007

“A/V is not a four-letter word!” Workshop session at the Society of Southwest Archivists annual conference, Oklahoma City, OK, 6/2007

“Home Movie Day: Five years of exploring community history through film.” Panel presentation at National Council on Public History annual conference, Santa Fe, NM, 4/2007

“Orphans in the Hospital.” Chair of panel presentation on films featuring the mentally ill and developmentally disabled, and ethical preservation and exhibition of medical films. 5th Orphan Film Symposium, Columbia, SC 3/2006

“Home Movies: Documentaries and Fictions.” Panel presentation at University Film & Video Association annual conference, Orange, CA 8/2006

“Historic Amateur Films.” Program curator for UCLA’s “Out of the Past” archival and preservation screening series, Los Angeles, CA, 5/2005

“The Curse of Quon Gwon (1916): Amateur Filmmaking in the Shadow of Old Hollywood.” Presented at the 2005 NHF  Summer Symposium, Bucksport, ME, 7/2005

“Hardly Ever at Home: The travel films of Dr. Harold Lincoln Thompson.” Presented at the 2004 Orphan Film Symposium, Columbia, SC, 3/2004.

“Discerning (ab)normal on-camera behaviors.” Short screening program and discussion at the 2004 NHF Summer Symposium, Bucksport, ME, 7/2004

“AMIA at 13: Surviving our teenage years.” Panel presentation and closing plenary session at the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 11/2004

“Southern California Cine-Clubs and the Films of H.L. Thompson.” Lecture and screening, University of Southern California’s Cinematheque 108 screening series, 3/2003

“Clara Breed: Interwar activism in librarianship.” Panel presentation at Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing annual meeting, Claremont, CA, 7/2003

“Last Chances for Lost Dances: The role of the archivist in performance preservation.” Panel presentation at SAA annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA 7/2003

“The 8mm Microscope: Home movies’ uses in the medical community and beyond.” Paper presented at the NHF 2003 Summer Symposium, 8/2003; a version of the paper is available online at http://www.oldfilm.org/nhfWeb/ed/Becker_8mm_Microscope.htm

“Home Movie Day: Getting at the grass roots of film preservation.” Session chair and panelist, AMIA annual meeting, Vancouver, BC 11/2003

“Alternate Exposures: Regional and special moving image collections.” Panel presentation, AMIA annual meeting, Vancouver, BC 11/2003

“Providing Integrated Digital Access to Collections.” Interactive session presentation, Museums & the Web conference, Boston, MA, 4/2002

“Harder, Longer, Smarter: Making the most of digitized collections.” Panel presentation, Museum Computer Network conference, Toronto, Ont., 5/2002

“From Failure to Fetish: Pixelvision, Polavision, and more.” Session chair, AMIA annual meeting, Boston, MA, 11/2002

“Preservation and Legal Issues for Estate-Based Collections.” Panel presentation, AMIA annual meeting, Boston, MA, 11/2002

“California Librarians and the Japanese American Relocation.” Paper presented at the California Library Association annual meeting, Long Beach, CA, 3/2001

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