Author: Yvonne Ng
Digitizing videotape collections can be a lot of work, but it can be made more manageable by selecting and prioritizing, doing what you can in-house, and collaborating and sharing resources within a community.
As archives start to collect, provide access to, and present social media collections, many ethical issues arise that need to be addressed.
Archivist Yvonne Ng discusses new initiatives out of Ferguson, Baltimore and Cleveland to collect and preserve records of police abuse and protest movements.
We’re launching a new video in our series for activists on video archiving and preservation, which covers digital video basics including file formats, encoding, and more.
Advocacy campaigns can take time to achieve results, so it’s important that your videos remain available after they are filmed. A new video series from WITNESS shares tips with activists about video archiving and preservation.
Earlier this month, we hosted a lively online Q&A on all aspects of human rights video archiving and preservation. Activists and archivists from around the world participated, sharing their practical ideas and knowledge on how to safeguard video collections.
The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video wins the Preservation Publication Award from the Society of American Archivists.
05 Jun Everything Needs to Change, So Everything Can Stay the Same: Challenges to Keeping Online Video AccessibleArchiving Human Rights | Yvonne Ng
Keeping a website online and continuously accessible to the public, whether its a human rights archive or a piece of art, is not merely a question of keeping the power switch on. Our senior archivist discusses some ways to prepare for the inevitable challenge of tech obsolescence.