ATALM Survey: Audio-Visual Preservation Needs of Tribal Media Makers and Media Holders

Please join Vision Maker Media and the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums in a national study of the audio-visual preservation needs of tribal media makers and media holders.

Recorded documentation of tribal history and culture is being lost due to the unstable nature of media formats and lack of documentation. With funding from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, VMM and ATALM are surveying media holders and media makers to determine collection care and management needs. Survey results will help formulate an action plan to provide training and funding assistance.
Your help is needed to ensure that holders of tribal media participate. Tribal repositories, non-tribal repositories with tribal-related holdings, and media makers should complete the survey.

Survey results will be reported at the 2016 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums in Phoenix, AZ. 

The 10-minute survey will be open through June 15, 2016. To complete it, click here or visit