Happy New Year from the Education Committee.
We look forward to 2015 being a full and productive year for both audiovisual preservation and the committee.
2014 was a year of transition for us as we passed the co-chair baton, started this website, held our annual meeting a the AMIA Conference, and increased our student chapters. Thank you again to Lance Watsky for his leadership over the last 6 years and for his and Linda Tadic’s continuing involvement with the Online Continuing Education Task Force, which will be a great professional development resource for the AMIA community.
This site went live in September 2014 and has since had over 3,800 views from all over the world. We look forward to growing the number of resources and the blog content. We have created a partner site, AV Archiving Jobs, that specifically tracks positions advertised in AV archiving (internships, fellowships, and paid positions). In addition to providing a central posting board for current job seekers, it will also provide reference data for those interested in getting into the field and for the community to track how/if position descriptions/responsibilities are changing.
In 2014 we welcomed two new student chapters from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Amsterdam. While the students have long been a part of AMIA it is wonderful to officially welcome their student chapters. We look forward to hearing more about their activities and involvement with the larger archival community.
We wish you great success with your education and career goals for 2015 and hope to see you active online and around the conference circuits.