Dewey Decibel Podcast: Saving Lost Cinema

Episode 23 looks at film preservation efforts

March 5, 2018

Dewey Decibel Episode 23: Saving Lost Cinema

In Episode 23, Dewey Decibel looks at two organizations working to preserve films and other moving-image media in an effort to better understand the history of our nation and cinema.

First, Steve Zalusky, manager of communications for the American Library Association’s Public Awareness Office, reports from the Mostly Lost film workshop at the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia.

Next, Phil Morehart, Dewey Decibel host and American Libraries associate editor, talks to AJ Lawrence, media conservation and digitization assistant at the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., about the Great Migration Home Movie Project, a program that digitizes home movies documenting the African-American experience.

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