My name is Carla Arton and I recently joined the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive this past February as the new Film Digitization Specialist. I’m so happy to be a part of the Archive team and to work with our great collection. My initial work includes creating a minimal item level inventory of film held within our archive and within other special collections around campus. I will also be setting our standards for digitization and building up our infrastructure and workflows in order to process large collections quickly and prioritize them for digital transfer; and restoration for our higher profile titles.
I come from the Library of Congress where I was a Recorded Sound Library Technician. While there I worked on multiple high profile projects and collections, such as the National Jukebox, the Tony Schwartz Collection, and the Film Synchronization Disc collection. Prior to my Library of Congress work, I served as the first Film Archivist at the Wende Museum of the Cold War and spent the beginning of my career at Chace Audio by Deluxe preparing multiple audio formats for preservation and restoration.
I currently serve as Co-Chair of the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ (AMIA) Education Committee, which provides information on educational resources and training opportunities for students and professionals in audiovisual archiving. I also hold a master’s degree in Film Archiving from the School of Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from Chapman University.
I’m also a classic Hollywood fan; proud to have lobbied for Betty Grable’s Down Argentine Way to be added to the National Film Registry. Please come stop by our space in the Herman B. Wells Library to say Hello. I’d love to show you what we’re up to.
– Carla Arton