Published: Oct. 8, 2021

Moving Image Archivist Jamie Marie Wagner inspects an archival film reelWe are making moves in the world of media archiving and preservation work! 

"The $188k grant will help develop curricula to give undergraduates hands-on experiences in film archiving and preservation."

"The University of Colorado (CU) Boulder Libraries Rare and Distinctive Collections has partnered with the Department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts (CINE) on a new undergraduate certificate program focused on media archiving and preservation. With support from a three-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, the curriculum will offer a hands-on introduction to undergraduate film and media students interested in archival and preservation work, culminating in a certificate to be added to their degree.

CINE Assistant Professor Sabrina Negri and Moving Image Archivist Jamie Marie Wagner are currently working out details for the five-course curriculum, which is planned to begin next spring. Negri will teach an overview course on the theoretical framework of preserving media, covering the processes it entails and involving students in some lab work. Wagner will offer a class on collection management specific to audiovisual collections, familiarizing students with the CU archives and explaining how she works with them. Additional classes will include the preservation of magnetic media—audio and videotapes—which, noted Negri, are more in danger of deterioration than film; a class on the management of digital assets for libraries; and one on the creative reuse of archival materials."


Check out the Library Journal article and the written feature in the CU Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine