The 2013 Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Meeting will feature the first ever Digital Library Federation/AMIA Hack Day to take place on November 6th in Richmond, Virginia. Along with co-conspirators Lauren Sorensen (Bay Area Video Coalition) and Steven Villereal (University of Virginia), AVPreserve Senior Consultant Kara Van Malssen is helping to organize the event.
Hack Days are designed to provide a collaborative workspace where people with different skill sets can come together to develop technological solutions to specific problems in a condensed amount of time. The AMIA event will be a unique opportunity for practitioners and managers of digital audiovisual collections to join with developers and engineers for an intense day of collaboration to develop practical solutions around digital audiovisual preservation and access.
To be successful these events require the input of people who care for collections in addition to people with strong technical and programming skills. There is a lot of room to explore and create in the area of digital video preservation, so we hope you'll come help! The event is free, and further information can be found on the AMIA / DLF Hack day Registration Form. See you in Richmond!