Work

Andrew Weaver, MLIS

Education

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, INFORMATION SCHOOL, Seattle, WA -- 2015

Masters of Library and Information Science

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, Seattle, WA -- 2007

BA in Japan Studies


Library/Archives Experience

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian

Pullman, WA -- 10/2017-Present

MOVING IMAGE PRESERVATION OF PUGET SOUND, Consultant

Seattle, WA -- 06/2017-Present

AMERICAN ARCHIVE OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING, National Digital Stewardship Resident at City University of New York Television

New York, NY -- 07/2016-06/2017

  • Conducted a full survey of Library's compliance with NDSA Levels of preservation and enacted recommendations
  • Developed a MySQL based system for automated capture of PREMIS, preservation and fixity metadata
  • Researched and implemented perceptual video hashing for automated cataloging
  • Revised and wrote micro-service scripts that support core digital and A/V preservation activities

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES MEDIA CENTER, Digital and Archival Media Technician

Seattle, WA -- 09/2015-07/2016

  • Worked on all stages of media preservation and archiving including: appraisal, description, reformatting, dissemination and digital and physical preservation
  • Developed scripts and automated systems modeled on the OAIS structure that greatly improved efficiency, accuracy, file integrity and convenience during media digitization and ingest
  • Trained and supervised staff and graduate/student employees in the execution of media preservation and circulation duties
  • Provided instruction and reference in all contexts ranging from one-on-one to classroom settings
  • Designed workflows for large scale digitization projects of analog materials
  • Conducted collection surveys to analyze preservation needs as well as reformatting potential under section 108 of US Copyright law

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES MEDIA CENTER, Graduate Reference Specialist

Seattle, WA -- 08/2014-08/2015

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, Assistant to Film Archives Specialist

Seattle, WA -- 12/2013-08/2015


Other Work Experience

ART JAPAN CO. LTD., Construction Management

Kagoshima, Japan -- 2011-2013

SATSUMA-SENDAI BOARD OF EDUCATION, English Teacher

Satsuma-Sendai, Japan -- 2007-2009


Additional Skills

  • FFmpeg, DACS, PREMIS, EAD, Git, Ruby, Bash, MySQL, XML, HTML, CSS
  • High proficiency in Japanese. Spoken level: fluent. Reading/Writing: 3rd year college level

Publications

  • Vallier J., Weaver A. (2018) Digital Scholarship and Media. DS’s AV Clubs: UW Media Arcade and MAD Lab. In The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. (In Press)
  • Weaver A., Colloton E., McManus K., Chau S., Ramirez-Lopez L., Lott A., Graves T. (2017) Building a Digital Preservation Community in Public Broadcasting: A Case Study of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s National Digital Stewardship Residencies. IASA Journal,v47, pp 41-47.
  • Widzinski L., Mandel, D., Weaver, A., Horbal, A. (2016) Media in the Classroom. Against the Grain,v28(5), pp 32-35.
  • Lee, J. H., Perti, A., Weaver, A., & Windleharth, T. (2014). UW/SIMM Video Game Metadata Schema: Controlled Vocabulary for Genre. http://gamer.ischool.uw.edu/official_release/

Selected Presentations

  • "Strategies and Outcomes for Public Digitization Events: A Case Study." AMIA Annual Conference 2018. Portland, OR. 12/01/2018.
  • "vrecord: An Open Source Case Study." AMIA Annual Conference 2018. Portland, OR. 12/01/2018.
  • "Beyond Pressing Play: Tools and Strategies for High Quality Reformatting of Field Recorded Materials." Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting 2018. Warm Springs, OR. 04/27/2018.
  • "Collaborative Conversion: Open Tools and Workflows in AV Preservation." AMIA Annual Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA. 12/02/2017.
  • "Automation and Similarity: An Introduction to Perceptual Hashing." AMIA Annual Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA. 12/02/2017.
  • "Codec Encoding for Lossless Archiving and Realtime Transmission (FLAC Update)." IETF 99. Prague, Czech Republic. 07/21/2017.
  • "Preservation Showdown: Audiovisual Edition." ALA Annual Conference 2017. Chicago, IL. 06/25/2017.
  • "How Open Source Audiovisual Tools Help Archivists (And You Too!)." Open Source Bridge. Portland, OR. 06/21/2017.
  • "Let's Do it Together! Open Tools and Workflows in A/V Preservation." Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting 2017. Boise, ID. 05/19/2017.
  • "Building a Digital Preservation Community in Public Broadcasting: A Case Study of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s National Digital Stewardship Residencies." NDSR Symposium. Washington, DC. 04/27/2017.
  • "Planning for Preservation in Public Media: An AAPB NDSR Update." AMIA Annual Conference 2016. Pittsburgh, PA. 11/12/2016.
  • "Expanding Access Through Music: The Adrian Cowell Films and Research Collection." Poster. IASA Annual Conference 2016. Washington, DC. 09/27/2016.
  • "Building a Digital Preservation Community in Public Broadcasting." IASA Annual Conference 2016. Washington, DC. 09/26/2016.
  • "Keeping it Real: Providing Access to Physical Collections." AMIA Annual Conference 2015. Portland, OR. 11/21/2015.
  • "Expanding Access Through Music: The Adrian Cowell Films and Research Collection." AMIA Annual Conference 2015. Portland, OR. 11/19/2015.
  • "Odds and Sods: The Hidden Music of the Adrian Cowell Films and Research Collection." Fifty Years of Opium and Conflict in the Shan State of Burma: A Visual Retrospective. Seattle, WA. 5/30/2015.
  • "Odds and Sods: The Hidden Music of the Adrian Cowell Films and Research Collection." Pacific Northwest Music Librarians Association. Eugene, OR. 5/5/2015.
  • "Media Archives and Japan Studies Time Based Media." UW Libraries Japanologists' Colloquium. Seattle, WA. 2/2/2015.

Selected Guest Lectures

  • "Pop-up Music Memory Event Discussion." DC Public Library Memory Lab Network Webinar. 08/28/2018
  • "Demystifying FFmpeg and FFplay." UCLA Moving Image Archives Studies Bootcamp. 09/20/2017
  • "Tools and Resources for Multimodal Teaching and Learning." University of Washington English CIC Program. 11/13/2015.

Grants

NEH Research and Development Grant, "DV Rescue," ($191,835). 2019-2021. Supporting Author

National Film Preservation Foundation Basic Preservation Grant, "Joseph F. Rock Ethnographic and Exploration Film Collection," ($10,495). 2016. Primary Author

Allen Signature Awards Grant, "Milo Ryan Phonoarchive Digitization Project," ($65,000). 2016-2017. Supporting Author


Professional Service

  • AMIA Open Source Committee Governance Working Group, 11/2018 - Present.
  • Dspace Leadership Group, 06/2018 - Present.
  • Codec Encoding for LossLess Archiving and Realtime Transmission (CELLAR) Working Group, 2017 - Present.
  • XFR Collective NY, 2016 - 2017.

  • Audiovisual Open Source Projects:
    • Project Maintainer:

    audiorecorder (https://github.com/amiaopensource/audiorecorder)

    ffmprovisr (https://amiaopensource.github.io/ffmprovisr)

    pugetsoundandvision (https://github.com/pugetsoundandvision)

    Vrecord (https://github.com/amiaopensource/vrecord)

University Service

  • Employee Engagement Working Group, Washington State University Libraries, 2018 - Present
  • Access Services Committee, University of Washington Libraries, 2015-2016

Selected Additional Trainings Attended

05/09/2015 "Audiovisual Surgery." Bay Area Video Coalition. San Francisco, CA.

09/2015 - 10/2015 "Copyright for Educators and Librarians." Duke University/Coursera.


Professional Affiliations

  • Northwest Archivists
  • Association for Recorded Sound Collections
  • Association of Moving Image Archivists
  • Seattle Area Archivists

About

Hello and welcome! I am a Librarian/Archivist who specializes in audiovisual and digital materials. Particular interests of mine are, using technology to increase access to collections, integrating AV resources into instruction, Open Source software/workflows/formats and preserving the audiovisual heritage of the Pacific Northwest!

For my CV please see the 'Work' section of this website. For examples of some of my projects see the 'Projects' section.

Projects

Analog Sounds of Washington: An attempt to bring A/V archiving into the field while preserving the sounds of our state. Creating archival records of soundscapes using a Sony DC-5 recorder and analog tape.

Project Maintainer for:
ffmprovisr: An educational resource for the use of the FFmpeg software suite oriented towards preservation and archives minded users.

AudioRecorder: An open source audio digitizing tool built with the Library and Archives community in mind as primary users.

vrecord: A widely adopted open source tool for the archival digitzation of analog video materials.

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