John Hauser, Special Projects Wizard, Access Humboldt
John is anIT consultant, Digital Media Archivist, and Special Projects Wizard from Eureka, CA associated with Access Humboldt.
He received the 2015 Buske Leadership Award for his work promoting video archiving at the local, regional and national levels of the Alliance of Community Media.
He founded the Community Media Archive in 2009, in partnership with the Internet Archive and Access Humboldt, where public access TV stations and Community Media Centers can archive their video and have them automatically transcoded into MPEG2, MPEG4 and OGV formats. The CMA has grown to more than 420,000 videos from 523 access centers and government entities from around the country.
As part of his automated Youtube – Archive project, he has added more than 370,000 videos and associated metadata from access centers’ Youtube & Vimeo channels to the Community Media Archive, preserving the outreach to and engagement of community members through communication methods beyond the traditional PEG (Public, Education, Government) cable TV channels.
His original research maintains metadata and statistics for the 600,000 videos in 3,300 Youtube and Vimeo channels representing the use of video by access centers, governmental entities, schools and libraries across the United States and Canada. He has spoken at seven national ACM and numerous ACM Regional conferences about the Community Media Archive and assisted many access centers in understanding how to work effectively with the Internet Archive.
Links: Community Media Archive https://archive.org/details/community_media
Community Media Archive Wiki http://accesshumboldt.net/wiki/index.php?title=Community_media_archive