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.
Archivist Yvonne Ng discusses new initiatives out of Ferguson, Baltimore and Cleveland to collect and preserve records of police abuse and protest movements.
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is a human rights organization in Uganda that recently undertook a video archiving project with the help of the Activist’s Guide to Archiving Video. Patrick Otim talks to WITNESS about RLP’s experience with archiving, the difficulties RLP faced, and why it is such an important project.
Basic tips that activists can take towards properly preserving the authenticity and context of human rights videos, strengthening the likelihood that the videos could someday be used as evidence in the fight for justice and accountability.
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.
Our new how-to guide for managing, storing, sharing and preserving digital video.
Video activists risk everything to film human rights violations. But unverified footage can’t stand in newsrooms or courtrooms, so their efforts may be in vain. How can activists prevent that? Archivist Yvonne Ng explains a few simple steps they can take.