Introduction to Community Archiving Workshop (CAW)

Wednesday, 4/28/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

The Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) model has always been intended to engage both trained professionals and anyone with home movies or other creative works stored on film, video, audio, or digital media objects. This webinar will give an overview of the history of the CAW committee, explain the basic workshop model, and summarize current work through grant-funded projects which are building heavily on the original workshop model and pushing it forward to focus on long-term preservation planning assistance and tools. 

This webinar was presented on April 28, 2021. Access the recording and materials now:

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand where CAW came from, how the committee operates, and what the basic workshop model is
  • Learn about current grant-funded projects and how these efforts are utilizing and expanding the original CAW model
  • Feel empowered to utilize the model for their own purposes, or be interested enough to connect with the CAW committee and brainstorm some community archiving strategies and/or event ideas

Who Should Attend

Library professionals, archivists, and the general public


Marie Lascu is a graduate of NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program. She attended her first CAW workshop in 2010, and has been a member of the CAW core group since 2014. She is the audiovisual archivist for media non-profit Crowing Rooster Arts, and project manager for Regional Media Legacies, a MIAP project focused on hidden media collections on Long Island. She is also a member of the NYC-based XFR Collective.



FREE! This webinar is being offered at no charge as a part of Preservation Week 2021.

This webinar is being recorded. All attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

Click here to register and receive a confirmation email with link to join the webinar

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Tech Requirements

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