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Association of Moving Image Archivists (2017)




Genre: Panel

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-11-30

Duration: 00:53:14

Subjects: Louisiana Public Broadcasting | Archives | Association of Moving Image Archivists


  • Benoit, Edward Speaker
  • Bourgeois, Leslie Speaker
  • Birnbaum, Gemma Speaker
  • Roberts, A. Mackenzie Speaker


A session entitled “Louisiana, The State We’re In: Challenges, Collaboration, and Opportunities” at the annual meeting of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) in New Orleans on November 30, 2017. The panelists are: Dr. Edward Benoit, an assistant professor with the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Louisiana State University (LSU); Leslie Bourgeois, the archivist at Louisiana Public Broadcasting; Gemma Birnbaum, the director of the World War II Media and Education Center at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans; and A. Mackenzie Roberts, a graduate student with the LSU SLIS program and an intern with the Research, Archive, and Data Strategy team at NPR. Bourgeois discusses the Louisiana Digital Media Archive, a collaborative project between LPB and the Louisiana State Archives; Birnnbaum discusses the work of the World War II Media and Education Center; and Dr. Benoit and Roberts discuss the results of a statewide moving image preservation survey. They also answer questions from the audience.