State of Art: Preserving history and maintaining culture with Summit Day Media

(Christian Schnettelker from Essen, Deutschland, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

This week on State of Art we’re learning about media preservation with Summit Day Media’s Bob Curtis-Johnson and Mike Martz. They both started their careers in media production, but later shifted to working with museums, libraries and other organizations to archive and preserve audio and video collections. They tell us about what goes into cataloging and preserving obsolete media, their current project digitizing a 7,500-piece tape archive for KYUK and the cultural heritage that disappears if these collections are left inaccessible.

Summit Day Media
American Archive of Public Broadcasting: KYUK

Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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