An Amusement Fit for Half-wits: Partial Histories of Film Archives

An Amusement Fit for Half-wits:  Partial Histories of Film Archives

Rachael Stoeltje, Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive Christophe Dupin, International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) David Walsh, Imperial War Museum The notion of preserving for the future such a low form of entertainment as film (‘an amusement fit for children and half-wits’) was once dismissed as pointless and unrealistic. In this panel Christophe Dupin looks at the beginnings of the archive movement with the...

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Preserving Film Collections for the Future: An Essential New Web Application

Preserving Film Collections for the Future:  An Essential New Web Application

Jean-Louis Bigourdan, Image Permanence Institute/RIT Alex Bliss, Image Permanence Insitute/RIT Implementing the best possible preservation strategy is an intricate and difficult process. IPI worked on an NEH-funded project to create a web-based application called filmcare.org. The objective of the project was to design a tool for self-education and to provide an easy-to-implement decision-making platform for preserving film materials. In...

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Metadata Grand Unified Theory: PBCore, EBUCore, and the Semantic Web

Metadata Grand Unified Theory:  PBCore, EBUCore, and the Semantic Web

Casey Davis, WGBH Educational Foundation Jack Brighton, Illinois Public Media Rebecca Fraimow, WGBH Evain Jean-Pierre, EBU (European Broadcasting Union) Morgan Morel, George Blood Audio/Video/Film The adoption of PBCore in the United States has paralleled the rise of EBUCore in Europe as core metadata standards for audiovisual materials. During the past year, the two communities have formed a working group to explore ways to align PBCore and...

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The Long Goodbye: Curation Through Careful De-accession

The Long Goodbye:  Curation Through Careful De-accession

Sean Savage, Academy Film Archive Stefan Palko, Academy Film Archive Deborah Stoiber, George Eastman House It’s simply not feasible to save all the media consigned to our institutions, and we must inevitably come to terms with our limitations in collection criteria, storage and staffing. In this session, representatives from the Academy Film Archive (AFA) and George Eastman House (GEH) will trace the journey of a hypothetical collection...

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Processing Film Collections Labeled in Non-Latin Alphabets

Processing Film Collections Labeled in Non-Latin Alphabets

Liz Coffey, Harvard University Amy Sloper, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research Travis Wagner, University of South Carolina Spencer Churchill,   George Eastman House What do you do when a large collection arrives at your archive and it is all labeled not only in a foreign tongue, but also in a completely different alphabet? How do you identify titles and how do you catalog them? Different institutions have found different methods of...

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Confronting the Crisis: Sustainable Preservation and Access Solutions at Scale

Confronting the Crisis:  Sustainable Preservation and Access Solutions at Scale

Joshua Sternfeld, National Endowment for the Humanities Chris Lacinak, AVPreserve Rachael Stoeltje, Indiana University Jean-Louis Bigourdan, Image Permanence Institute Bono Olgado, University of the Philippines Film Institute Recent work suggests that moving image preservation and access is in the midst of a “crisis” with a narrow window for taking action. Limited infrastructural and financial resources, coupled with expanding digital...

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