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Bisa Butler #KeeperoftheDay

Bisa Butler #KeeperoftheDay

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#KeeperoftheDay – Bisa Butler, artist and “quilting virtuoso” (O, The Oprah Magazine), who creates stunning colorful collage portraits based on archival black and white photos.

Industry Documents Library #KeeperoftheDay

Industry Documents Library #KeeperoftheDay

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#KeeperoftheDay – Industry Documents Library: “A portal to millions of documents created by industries that influence public health, hosted by the UCSF Library.”

Hey LA! The Kitchen Sisters Interviewing & Podcasting Workshop comes to KCRW Nov 12

Hey LA! The Kitchen Sisters Interviewing & Podcasting Workshop comes to KCRW Nov 12

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KCRW and The Kitchen Sisters are teaming up to present The Kitchen Sisters Interviewing, Recording & Podcasting Workshop on Tuesday, November 12, 2:00-5:00 pm in the spanking new KCRW Annenberg Performance Studio in Santa Monica. This 3-hour session is designed for those who want to acquire and hone their skills for an array of audio projects — radio, podcasts, online stories, oral histories, family histories, news, documentaries and other multimedia platforms.

In the Workshop, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva cover interviewing and miking techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, field recording techniques, recording equipment, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to build a story, how to listen (which is harder than it looks) and how to build a narrative. And we talk podcasting. Serious talk about getting your podcast going and giving it a real sound.

The workshop is customized to fit the projects you are working on. The groups are always lively and good contacts are made. Of course, snacks will be served.

Thanks to KCRW for hosting this workshop for the community.

Tuesday, November 12, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: $160.00

Tickets available through our friends at Eventbrite.

Please pass this announcement along to your Southern California community.

Expand your skills, meet new people, see KCRW, See you there.

Lawrence Weschler #KeeperoftheDay

Lawrence Weschler #KeeperoftheDay

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#KeeperoftheDay – Lawrence Weschler: “Archivist of the Odd, the Marvelous, the Passionate and Slightly Askew

Los Angeles Archivists Collective #KeeperoftheDay

Los Angeles Archivists Collective #KeeperoftheDay

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#KeeperoftheDay: The Los Angeles Archivists Collective, bringing “the Los Angeles-area archives community together to discuss, collaborate, connect, and support each other.”

Issue 10 of their publication Acid Free Magazine was just released. Check it out!

Rocky Mountain Land Library #KeeperoftheDay

Rocky Mountain Land Library #KeeperoftheDay

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The mission of the Rocky Mountain Land Library is to help connect people to nature and the land.

“The need for places of quiet thought, creative pursuits, and active community involvement will only grow as our population increases. The residential library we will establish will give everyone access not only to the books, but also to the surrounding lands — a learning landscape for generations to come.”

Ask an Archivist Day #Keeperoftheday

Ask an Archivist Day #Keeperoftheday

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Go ask your questions on Twitter using #AskAnArchivist

Institute of Puerto Rican Culture #KeeperoftheDay

Institute of Puerto Rican Culture #KeeperoftheDay

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The Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (ICP by its Spanish acronym) revealed that it successfully digitalized a series of musical recordings made in the early 20th century.

 

A joint effort between the Musical Archive of the Puerto Rico General Archive (AGPR), the Music Unit of the ICP Musical Performing Arts Program and Ramón Vázquez Lamboy, a musician and researcher, led to the digitalization of more than 50 celluloid cylinders that contain music recorded between 1909 and 1913.

Read more at The Weekly Journal.

National Voter Registration Day #KeeperoftheDay

National Voter Registration Day #KeeperoftheDay

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Today is National Voter Registration Day. Find out how and where to register to vote here.

Photo from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law NAACP of Baltimore Voting Rights Campaigns collection.

Banned Books Week #KeeperoftheDay

Banned Books Week #KeeperoftheDay

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It’s Banned Books Week! Here are some ways you can celebrate. And here’s a reading list from PEN America.