About

I'm a Media Archivist with experience working with artists, cultural heritage institutions, private art collectors and non-profits.

Education

Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, MA Degree (2014-2016)
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Director of Photography, MA Degree (2007-2008)
Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya, Universitat de Barcelona

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Fellow in Media Conservation, MoMA, Working in tandem with the media conservation team, responsible for the preservation of audio, film, performance, software and video-based artworks in the collection.

Digital Project Archivist, Wildlife Conservation Society Library & Archives, Digital project archivist for a legacy media archives project funded by the Leon-Levy Foundation. 

Media Archivist, Allied Productions, Collection Assessment, arrangement and re-housing of Allied Productions and Naked Eye Cinema's audiovisual and paper archive. 

Conservation Fellow, Kramlich Collection & New Art Trust, Preparation of OAIS compliant Archival Information Packages for ingest into the collection’s digital repository. Creation of Preservation Description Information for digital assets, editing and validating METS XML records

Media Preservation Assistant, NYU Bobst Library, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department, Inspected films, video and audio recordings for condition and content, supported in the digitization of video and audio recordings for long-term preservation. Conducted research on special collections media holdings.

Archive Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Ralph Rinzler Center for Cultural Heritage, Management and creation of a workflow for ingesting a/v born digital assets into Smithsonian’s DAMS. Running data validation checks, embedding metadata using IPTC Core, administering micro reporting on files.

Library Intern, New York Public Library Film and Video Reserve, Processing, inspection, and cataloging of 16mm and 35mm film collections; creation of a finding aid; inspection and inventory of film projection equipment

Assistant Librarian and Image Digitization, Biblioteca Francisco Oller, Escuela de Artes Plásticas, Scanning and cataloguing EAP’s photography archive, cataloging and assisting in the management of an Art School Library. 

Archive Apprenticeship, Filmoteca Cataluña                                                                                         Reporting and assessing the archive’s nitrate collection, cleaned and repaired film tears for scanning, performed preliminary digital restoration using Diamant Restoration suite. Preparing film prints for exhibition. 

SELECT MEDIA PRESERVATION PROJECTS

Member of the XFR Collective

Allied Productions Archive

Anita Thacher Collection

Diego Echeverría Collection

APEX (Audiovisual Preservation Exchange)

APEX Buenos Aires, participant, 2015

APEX Santiago, organizer, 2016

Community Archiving Workshops

Downtown Community Television Center, New York, New York, 2016

Señal 3, Santiago, Chile, 2016

Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2017

SELECT WRITING & RESEARCH PROJECTS

La Bola de Cristal: Puerto Rican Meme Production in Times of Austerity and Crisis, 2018

Not nothing, tying lose ends on our legacy digital workflow, 2017

Getting Data Out Of Its Floppy Cage, 2017

Review for Train of Shadows, 2016

Los Sures Filmmaker Diego Echeverría Interview, 2016

“Video is Television. Television is Home. Home is Where the Art Is”: Jaime Davidovich and The Live! Show, 2015

Third World Filmmaker's Meetings, 2014

La Bodega Sold Dreams: Nuyorican Film in the 60's and 70's2014

El Pecado Original: José Rodríguez Soltero's film work, 2013

Fast Forward: A Rapid Succession Look into Puerto Rican Experimental Film, 2013

Master's Thesis

Towards Archiving Third World Newsreel's Media Collections, 2016

Contact

gilcaroline10@gmail.com