Ashley Blewer



Ashley Blewer is an audiovisual archivist, technologist, and enthusiast. She works as an Applications Developer at the New York Public Library, formerly as a web developer and digital archives consultant. She has previously worked in the private sector as an integrations engineer and at the University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections as a cataloging manager. She cares about education (especially in tech), access (especially to moving images), the act of creation (especially on the web), and good archival practice (especially with digital formats). She holds Master of Library and Information Science (Archives) and Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design) degrees from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of the Flatiron School’s Web Immersive program. She is an active contributor to MediaConch, a open source digital video file conformance checker software project, and QCTools, an open source digitized video analysis software project.

Sessions for this user

* How Open Source Audiovisual Tools Help Archivists (And You Too!)

This talk will hype several "homemade" open source video tools specific to the audiovisual digital preservation field built on broadly-used existing open source tools such as FFmpeg and mediainfo. We will discuss how these communities have grown to benefit the field of archiving and how we've grown to be able to give back to the main communities.
Ashley Blewer, Andrew Weaver