Tuesdays, 5-9 PM, room 651
Besser & Mona Jimenez
Introduction to Moving Image Archiving
& Preservation H72.1800
Sept 23 Perspectives on Collecting,
Conservation, and Preservation
Assignments due before class:
Planned Topics to cover:
What are the basic guiding principles
of conservation/preservation coming from different professions and/or communities?
How were they shaped?
How have they been utilized and/or
affected by moving image and recorded sound materials, through such factors
as multiple copies, "born digital" formats, and changing definitions of
appropriate archival mediums?
Discussion Panel including professionals
from different organizations and fields
What are some of the issues that the
archive, conservation, library and independent preservation communities
are addressing with regard to moving image and sound preservation?
What are the role(s) of a moving image
specialist in relation to other professionals caring for moving images
and sound collections?
Ray Edmundson, in A
philosophy of audiovisual archiving, proposes that moving image archiving
is evolving as a synthesis of other archiving and preservation practices.
What are the pros and cons of such an approach? What would be aspects of
this synthesis from various professions?
What are ethical considerations are
fundamental to our work as moving image archiving and preservation specialists?
Where do "de facto" archives - those
organizations with important materials but untrained as preservationists
What is the role of producers in preservation
Discuss visit to Museum of Television
Brief review of readings re: orientations and functions
of libraries, archives and museums.
Panel discussion with:
Jim Hubbard, independent preservation consultant
Carol Stringari, Senior Conservator, Contemporary Art,
Janet Gertz, Director of Preservation, Columbia University
Barbara Mathe, Senior Special Collections Librarian,American
Museum of Natural History.
Continuation of discussion of issues raised by panelists
(see topics above).
Review of progress on case studies.
File Sharers Keep Sharing Despite Suits, NY Times, Sept 19, 2003
for Microsoft Ripples Through the World Wide Web, NY Times, Sept 17,
Court, Verizon Challenges Music Industry's Subpoenas, NY Times, Sept
Won't Name Names in File-Sharing Case, NY Times, Sept 16, 2003
In the News:
Assignments for next week