Getting your footage online now: stories from three smaller archives
Sara Chapman, Media Burn Independent Video Archive
Tom Colley, Video Data Bank
Anne Wells, Chicago Film Archives
Providing online access to moving image content is becoming an essential part of the way archives serve their audiences. Yet there is no single clear path to navigating the complicated new world of database migration, asset digitization, storage, curation, and audience engagement. In this presentation the Media Burn Independent Video Archive, the Video Data Bank, and Chicago Film Archives present case studies of the different paths they took to create their new streaming video websites in 2011 and 2012. It is a rare and useful opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these projects were implemented and to find out how to replicate the successes while avoiding the mistakes.
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