Besser & Mona Jimenez
Introduction to Moving Image Archiving & Preservation H72.1800
Nov. 11 New Media & Digital Preservation
see entire syllabus
ure: On the Preservation of Knowledge in the Digital Age. Available at the Bobst Library and in the Film Study Center.
* Knowing more about digital media
artifacts, what does that tell you about risks to the material? What about
its needs for description and care?
* What are some of the major issues with new media preservation?
* What are the major issues facing moving image and sound archivists in the "digital age"?
* What are some of the practicalities that preservationists must address?
* What theories and predictions are being advanced?
* Does this evidential value change
when materials are reformatted?
* What are the advantages and disadvantages of keeping different versions of materials?
* What is different between the preservation needs of material that is "born digital" and that which has been digitized?
* Is it possible to preserve digital materials unchanged?
* What are the strengths and limitations of the various proposed methods of digital preservation for different uses of cultural materials?
* As the digital world moves toward
multiple uses and viewing works from different angles, how does this affect
notions of context and its preservation?
* How do digital objects challenge traditional archival notions of evidence? Can ways be found to authenticate digital works, and track provenance and versioning?
* Documentaries, Actuality Footage,
media art, installation art, performance art
* Documentation, treatment