Documentation Lab




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A BRIEF INTRO TO OUR WORK
Documentation Lab facilitates conversation, education, and research related to personal, family, and community archives.
 

CONTACT
Please use this contact form to introduce yourself, share a resource, ask a question, etc.


Workshops & Open Hours




Workshops

In spring and summer of 2022, we are hosting a series of workshops and conversations with community archivists at Prototype PGH. You can find event descriptions below, with updates added periodically as we finalize programming details. All events are free and open to the public.

Open Hours

We also offer monthly open hours, which provide an opportunity to discuss your specific collections, interests, and needs. Bring your materials, your questions, or whatever else you’d like. No appointment required – drop by during any of the Open Hours listed below. 

 

2022 Schedule 

Upcoming Workshops 
Preserving Social Media Records
Details coming soon

Past Workshops 
Intro to Personal and Community Archiving
Date and Time: Saturday, February 26, 2022 – 12:00-2:00pm Eastern
Location: Online 

This online workshop invites participants to reflect on and share your experiences with personal and community archives. We ask you to bring an object or document that holds memory for you. These artifacts will help us ground and structure our discussion. No prior experience with archives is necessary – experienced memory workers and curious newcomers are welcome. This was the first workshop in a series hosted by Documentation Lab at Prototype PGH.  

Managing Photo Archives
Date and Time: Saturday, April 23, 2022 – 12:00-1:00 Eastern
Location: Online

Photographs are valuable records. Whether print or digital, artistic or documentary, public or private, photos can serve as extensions of human memory and evidence of past events. Many of us have boxes, hard drives, or social media accounts full of photographs that we aren’t sure what to do with. In this online workshop, we invite you to bring your questions about how to manage your photo archives. We’ll discuss a variety of tools and strategies for organizing, preserving, and sharing your photo archives with others. This was part of a workshop series hosted by Documentation Lab at Prototype PGH


Open Hours

Upcoming Open Hours

Thursday, May 19, 6-7pm Eastern
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Thursday, June 23, 6-7pm Eastern RSVP for Zoom Link
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