AMIA Screening Room

On Demand | Thursdays

AMIA Screening Room is a weekly stream of conference or DAS sessions, webinars, tours, and other content for members. It’s an opportunity to see something you may have missed, or revisit a session you found interesting. Content will vary each week and the screenings will be 30-60 minutes.

The Screening Room is on demand starting at 11:00am (Pacific) and will be accessible for one week.  Look for the weekly link from AMIA-Member every Thursday, or contact the office at amia@amianet.org for the link.

  • Jan 26  –  Rising from the Ashes: Wildfire Recovery through Public Memory
    On November 23, 2016, an uncontained wilderness fire on the summit of Chimney Tops in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, aided by winds approaching ninety miles-per-hour, jumped the park boundary and descended upon the tourist town of Gatlinburg, wreaking a level of death and destruction that was later identified as the largest natural disaster ever in the state of Tennessee. In August 2019, the University of Tennessee Libraries in partnership with the City of Gatlinburg launched ?Rising from the Ashes,? an oral history project to record the personal stories of individuals whose lives were impacted by the fire. As communities are increasingly faced with disasters fueled by the climate crisis, audiovisual archivists can serve as early responders to these events. The panelists seek to share approaches, methodologies, and lessons learned from the “Rising from the Ashes” project, and the presentation will include recommendations for establishing similar projects.