Editors’ Choice: Walter Forsberg Digital Dialogue – Yes, We Scan

As part of the Digital Dialogues series at Maryland Institute for Technology and the Humanities (MITH), Walter Forsberg, Media Archivist for the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian, presented “an overview of the new museum’s audiovisual digitization programs and activities, in place since 2014.” Forsberg “discuss[ed] how NMAAHC established digital file-management workflows, target specifications, equipment sourcing, and access platforms, alongside screenings of newly-digitized collections” and “showcase[d] highlights from the museum’s ‘Great Migration Home Movie Digitization’ public project, and announce[d] details regarding the institution’s new Robert F. Smith Fund—a partnership program aimed at digitizing and sharing collections of African American cultural material held by other institutions.”


For a storify recap and video of the talk, see here.