In her third blog post, Dance/USA Archiving & Preservation Fellow Sumi Matsumoto writes about the uses of archival metadata and her work on developing a customized metadata schema for World Arts West.
Emergency preparedness experts from PAR and NCAPER discuss how dance artists and organizations can prepare for threats and disruptions caused by natural and human-made disasters.
In her final blog post, Dance/USA Archiving & Preservation Fellow Sasha Jelan reflects on attending her first Society of American Archivists conference and describes conference sessions on anti-racist archival description and tools for processing archival collections remotely.
Dance/USA Archiving & Preservation Fellow Sasha Jelan reflects on the unexpected silver lining from the extension and redesign of her Archiving Fellowship due to COVID-19, and describes the goals she tackled in her second summer with Viver Brasil.
Dance/USA Archiving & Preservation Fellow Sumi Matsumoto reflects on her second summer working with World Arts West and breaks down the research and considerations that go into selecting an archival database software.
Archiving & Preservation Fellow Sarah Nguyễn reflects on incorporating people-first and disability-first language in archival description, to balance searchability with flexibility and adaptability.
Archiving Fellow Sumi Matsumoto reflects on her first summer working with World Arts West to develop an archival database that will support a web portal making available the rich archives of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.
How to harness your dance company resources during the global pandemic for engaging audiences and preserving your archival assets. Hear from a dance archivist and a company director.