2019 Nominations and Ballot Information

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

Justin Kovar is the Audio and Moving Image Archivist for the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin and has been at the Center since 2011.  Previous to that he was a Graduate Research Assistant for the University's Historical Music Recordings Collections and intern for the Texas Archive of the Moving Image.  Justin earned his MSIS Degree from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, and is an ACA certified archivist. Justin was also the soundtrack composer for the mobile video game "God of Blades," which was notable for including virtual items that could only be unlocked when the user was in a library.


Newsletter Editor

Kelly J. Applegate is a Metadata Specialist with The MediaPreserve, a division of Preservation Technologies, LP. She received her MS/LIS from the Illinois School of Library and Information Sciences in the spring of 2017 and moved to the Pittsburgh area later last year for her position with The MediaPreserve. Kelly has been published both on libraryjournal.com ("Legacy Matters: How Academic Repositories Can Fulfill Emotional Request") and in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (“Achieving and Maintaining Metadata Quality: Toward a Sustainable Workflow for the IDEALS Institutional Repository”). 

She has a passion for preservation and archiving which has become focused on audio and visual preservation since she began at The MediaPreserve. Many years ago, she worked in the pre-press production industry, and part of her duties were, in fact, proofreading and copyediting. She’d love to combine her past and present experience to serve as your SAA Audio & Moving Image Newsletter Editor.


Steering Committee

Shawn VanCour is Assistant Professor of Media Archival Studies in UCLA’s Department of Information Studies, where he teaches courses on the history and preservation of sound and moving image media. He is author of Making Radio: Early Radio Production and the Rise of Modern Sound Culture (Oxford University Press, 2018), as well as articles on the history of US radio, film, and television production and the cultural politics of audiovisual archiving. He is an active member of SAA, AMIA, IASA, and ARSC, and currently serves as assistant director of the Library of Congress's Radio Preservation Task Force. Further information may be found on his faculty page at https://gseis.ucla.edu/directory/4368/.