CTAM Is Now On Archive.Org

 CTAM Archives

Details: http://archive.org/details/mainecommunitytvarchives

List of Submissions: http://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Amainecommunitytvarchives&sort=-publicdate

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CTAM-Archive-Project/184144901703421

Through the generous support from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Archives, the Community Television Association of Maine (CTAM) has received grant funds to begin an exciting, new archival project.

An invitation is being extended to all community television stations in Maine to participate by submitting existing video of historical events and topics unique to local people and places which will be cataloged and preserved on archive.org. Through archive.org these materials can be accessed from a centralized data base from anywhere there is an internet connection with a few key search terms. This will be a valuable resource for individuals, groups, schools, genealogists and all those who wish to research and preserve the local community history and culture.

Belfast Community Television has been selected as the site where this project will be coordinated by Archivist, Anne Allee with technical oversight by Ned Lightner, Station Manager.

Inquiries are welcome at ctamarchive@gmail.com

Programs for submission should be sent in DVD format to:

CTAM Archive Project
c/o Belfast Community Media
93 Main Street
Suite 3
Belfast,ME 04915

Download the following PDF files for more information:

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Special Note: The PDF and Excel spread sheet files containing listings of community television access centers in Maine have been removed from this resources page as we are now maintaining this listing in an expanded form as an interactive database that may be updated at any time by authorized access center managers.  Please visit the Centers page to display a searchable and sortable listing from which you may generate your own customized PDF file.  You may also wish to visit the Contact page to obtain a listing of e-mail addresses for Maine access centers and the Links page for a listing of centers with websites.

If you are an access center manager and you have not yet registered as a CTAM website user, please do so as soon as possible so that we may then authorize you to update your center's contact and other information.  You can even add your center's logo and a photo to be displayed with along with your center's detailed information.

 


CTAMessenger - CTAM's Newsletter

The CTAM newsletter is published three times each year - winter, spring/summer, and fall and is made available in PDF form on this website as well as emailed to Maine access channels and various other individuals and organizations on our mailing list. For more information or to submit stories, photos, or make suggestions please contact CTAMessenger Editor Brian Knoblock at newsletter@ctamaine.org. Advertising opportunities are also available for access related equipment vendors/manufacturers or service providers in both the newsletter and on this website.
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CTAM Messenger - Fall 2014Newsletter11/7/20141.80 MBDownload
CTAMessenger - Summer 2014PDF7/29/2014861.62 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Spring 2014PDF6/18/20141.71 MBDownload
CTAMessenger - Winter 2014PDF3/19/2014367.81 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Fall 2013PDF1/11/20141.70 MBDownload
CTAMessenger - Spring/Summer 2013 8/8/20131.72 MBDownload
CTAMessenger - Fall 2012PDF1/28/20131.38 MBDownload
CTAMessenger - Spring-Summer 2012PDF7/30/20121.30 MBDownload
CTAMessenger - Winter 2012PDF3/14/2012834.77 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Fall 2011PDF3/8/2012571.63 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Spring/Summer 2011PDF3/8/2012284.10 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Winter 2011 EditionPDF4/20/2011515.95 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Fall 2010PDF11/9/2010299.20 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Summer 2010PDF9/28/2010150.22 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Spring 2010PDF3/25/2010135.10 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Fall 2009PDF12/9/2009364.32 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Summer 2009PDF12/9/2009467.85 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Spring 2009PDF12/9/2009297.22 KBDownload

PegMedia.org Media Sharing for PEG Stations

It started pretty simply.  The Maine show "Second Act" was being produced, but had lost the sponsor for distributing the DVD’s, so an alternative was needed.  That was the first step.

Then there were other Maine shows that needed distribution as well. Soon it became the "Rockport Distribution Initiative", duping and mailing DVD’s for a number of Maine shows.

But that got to be lots of work and lots of expense, so we tried electronic distribution. The time seemed to be right. Download speeds had increased and lots of content was available. Very quickly the DVD’s were outmoded and electronic distribution via an FTP site took over completely. Soon most of the stations in Maine that showed outside content were participating.

And then it turned out that there were stations and producers outside of Maine who also wanted to participate. To automate the process and to make it more useful, a web site www.pegmedia.org was created on top of the FTP site to be the entry portal.

The PegMedia.org site was not intended to be the end all site for PEG distribution. It’s a simple implementation. There are several other sites around the country under development and the PegMedia site might consolidate into one or more of those down the road.  But for now, it’s working, it’s growing, and it seems to be pretty effective.

If you’re community station, we welcome you to take a look at www.pegmedia.org and join if you’d like. It’s free to stations and producers. And if you know of other stations in Maine or elsewhere who might be interested, please help get the word out.

Newly Available for Download From PegMedia

Search Capability on PegMedia

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:46:38 +0000

Search for PegMedia now appears at the top of the home page.

This uses Google search and is very fast. It indexes the content part of the PegMedia site.

This should be a valuable capability for creating program blocks, such as for upcoming spring searching on "Gardens" or "boating" or for Memorial Day searching for "Veterans", etc. Or just play around with a few searchs of favorite words....you'll probably be pleasantly surprised.

After performing a search, if you wish to close up the results box, click on the X to the right of the Search button. All normal Google search constructs (such as "", +, -, etc) should work.

Attention Show Producers: The search will use the Show and Episode descriptions (which you provide). To make your show more interesting and findable, be sure to include pertinent words and phrases in the text for the descriptions so the search will be more likely to strike gold. If you have blank episode descriptions, you're losing out on a great promotion opportunity

PegMedia Hardware Now Updated and On-Line

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:43:38 +0000

We have updated the hardware for the PegMedia server and it's now back online.

The new server is many times faster with a much higher bandwidth connection so performance should be much better.

A number of changes were made. Everything was checked out afterwards, but if you notice any problems, please email pegmedia.org ( a t ) gmail.com

Thanks.

"Voices of the Holocaust" Now on PegMedia

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:32:49 +0000

Growth Media Productions announces the release of the documentary "Voices of the Holocaust," to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Poland. The film features interviews with nine Holocaust survivors recounting their stories of heartbreak and hope through the dark days of World War II.

"To the current generation, World War II is ancient history," says executive producer Darla Gaige. "It is something that they read about in their history books, but isn't real to them. Seeing these individuals, hearing their stories, changes that. It takes it out of the realm of abstract and makes it real and personal to them."

"This was one of the hardest films I have ever done, but also one of the most fulfilling," says co-executive producer, Clint Gaige. "I look at my kids, and can't imagine what it must have been like to have your childhood marked by one of the most tragic events in human history. And while their stories are heartbreaking, I have never seen a more inspiring group of individuals."

Voices of the Holocaust is available for free download to public and educational television stations through PegMedia.org at http://www.pegmedia.org/index.php?q=msvr/showall/1026/detail.

 Resources - CTAM By Laws and Membership
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The following documents may be of interest and may be downloaded by clicking on the download link.
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CTAM Questions and AnswersFAQS9/23/200526.29 KBDownload
CTAM Vendor-Sponsor Application/InvoicePDF11/6/201231.38 KBDownload
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CTAM By Laws - Amended 7-12-11MS Word8/3/201245.50 KBDownload
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SPC-TV Policy Manual (Rev. 12-1-05)Microsoft Word12/29/200597.50 KBDownload
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