The second workshop I attended was Archiving Preservation Tools and Techniques for Podcasters with presenters Mary Kidd (New York Public Library's Special Collections Division, XFR Collective), Dana Gerber-Margie (A/V and Digital Archivist for Recollection Wisconsin's Listening to War: Uncovering Wisconsin's Wartime Oral Histories grant project), Anne Wootton (co-founder of Pop Up Archive), and Danielle Cordovez (New York Public Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound). The class was a mix of archivists, podcasters, oral historians, and various other interests. Mary Kidd created a fantastic zine called How to Start Archiving Your Podcast Files. You can find a digital version at kiddarchivist.wordpress.com/podcast-archive-zine or you can follow Mary on Twitter at @kiddarchivist. This zine was a great way to follow along with the presentation and to keep your knowledge fresh after the session. In addition, we talked about the ways that podcasts are unique, how to work with the metadata, how to use the command line, and how to preserve your podcasts (make sure you save them in multiple places that are geographically diverse! Remember LOCKSS - Lots Of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe.)
I learned so much at the Personal Digital Archiving Conference! Great workshops, great connections. If I didn't see you this year, I hope to see you there next year!