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

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

New York, NY -- 07/2016-Present

  • Conducting a full survey of Library's compliance with NDSA Levels of preservation and enacting recommendations
  • Developing a MySQL based system for automated capture of PREMIS, preservation and fixity metadata
  • Researching and implementing perceptual video hashing for automated cataloging
  • Revising and writing 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

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

Publications

  • 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 and Lectures

  • "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.
  • "Demystifying FFmpeg and FFplay." AAPB NDSR Webinar Series. 01/26/2017
  • "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.
  • "Tools and Resources for Multimodal Teaching and Learning." University of Washington English CIC Program. 11/13/2015.
  • "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." Poster. 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

Grants

Grant Writer and Project Manager. 2016 National Film Preservation Foundation Basic Preservation Grant to preserve the Joseph F. Rock Ethnographic and Exploration Film Collection ($10,495). Fully Funded.


Service

  • Open Source Projects:
  • Creator/Maintainer: audiorecorder, pugetsoundandvision
  • Contributor: Vrecord
  • Access Services Committee, University of Washington Libraries 2015-2016
  • University of Washington Information School Student Group 'iWorld' webmaster 2014-2015

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives
  • Association of Moving Image Archivists
  • Northwest Archivists
  • Seattle Area Archivists

About

Hello and welcome! I am an Archivist/Libarian 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 digital and 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.

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