In celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2010, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions, in collaboration with…
We chose to tell success stories because there seems to be plenty of focus on the opposite as people get caught up in the list of problems laid out ahead, almost inversing the old quote about success having a thousand fathers. Making people aware of the challenges faced in media archiving has its place in garnering support, but maintaining that backing and further encouraging its growth means showing the positive results of support.
Becoming an effective advocate for your collections means becoming a proactive participant in the management and planning of their preservation and long term maintenance. The amount of work to do and the costs can feel overwhelming, but things will never change until you take charge, make a plan, and actively seek the resources you need. Here are 5 tips on how you can start to manage your collections rather than letting your collections manage you.
From 1957 to 1965 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer W. Eugene Smith recorded approximately 4,000 hours of sound on 1,741 reel-to-reel audiotapes and shot nearly 40,000 photographs in a New York City loft building christened The Jazz Loft. It was one of those burning centers of cultural vivacity, the embers of which have been hidden by the ashes of time, just waiting to be rekindled and light up the world again.