iSchool Capstone

Archival Outreach: Creating an Access Framework for Collections of Women Filmmakers

Project tags:

archives & special collections

community engagement & outreach

content & digital asset management

Project poster

The University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections holds several incredible collections of women filmmakers. To bring attention to these collections, I helped create the podcast series Beyond Scope and Content: Hidden Histories in the Film Archives. In addition, I uploaded videos from the collections to the Internet Archive, providing rich metadata for each video to ensure their discovery and descriptive closed captioning to allow for greater accessibility. As a result, anyone listening to Beyond Scope and Content can check out videos referenced in the podcasts and watch the amazing work of these women.

Project participants:

Sarah Meidl