Digital Archiving Resources

How to Preserve Change: Activist Archives & Video Preservation.

Title

How to Preserve Change: Activist Archives & Video Preservation.

Subject

Collective memory

Description

In this podcast, Jefferson Bailey of the New York Library Council and Joshua Ranger of Audiovisual Preservation Solutions discuss ways in which archivists can preserve documentation of activism. They interview Grace Lile and Yvonne Ng, both of whom are archivists at the international non-profit organization WITNESS, which focuses on using video as a medium for human rights documentation and advocacy. Lile and Ng describe the archive at WITNESS, emphasizing that in human rights work, the safety and security of people have to be prioritized over access, as creators’ and interviewees’ lives may be in danger. Thus, human rights archiving requires close collaboration with creators and producers, and the appraisal process must entail a variety of considerations regarding safety. Lile and Ng therefore see the archive not so much as a place to store information on the past, but, in the context of activism specifically, as part of the process of creation.

Creator

Metropolitan New York Library Council and AudioVisual Preservation Solutions

Date

1-1-2013

Contributor

Moeller ,Laura

Type

Podcast

Bibliographic Citation

"How to Preserve Change: Activist Archives & Video Preservation." Hosted by Jefferson Bailey and Joshua Ranger. Metropolitan New York Library Council and AudioVisual Preservation Solutions, January 1, 2013.

Files

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Citation

Metropolitan New York Library Council and AudioVisual Preservation Solutions, “How to Preserve Change: Activist Archives & Video Preservation.,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 18, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/295.