Q. How do moving image archives provide access to digital video?
The primary purpose of most digital collections is to provide user access to the information in the collection. In order to provide access to your content, you must determine how digital content will be made accessible and who will be allowed to access it. In order to best provide access to your users, it is important that you understand the needs of the users and their preferred methods for accessing the content you provide. You will also have to take measures to ensure that the content you provide adheres to copyright and digital rights management laws.
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Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound http://www.tamisarchive.org/TAMIS_Web/TAMIS_home.html
The Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and providing access to the moving image and recorded sound heritage of the region.
National Film Preservation Board. "Public Moving Image Archives and Research Centers." Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/film/arch.html
Offers a regularly updated list of global moving image collections.
Peck, Megan. "Making Texas' Moving Image Heritage Accessible." Microform & Digitization Review (2011): 85-129. doi:10.1515/mdr.2011.016. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/mdr.2011.40.issue-3/mdr.2011.016/mdr.2011.016.xml (subscription required to access this resource)
Describes the Texas Archive of Moving Images (TAMI) project's inception in 2002 and continued work to preserve the moving image collections of Texas.
Aery, Sean. "Video Discovery Stats for DVSA: A First Look." Digital Collections (blog), Duke University Libraries, February 25, 2009. http://blogs.library.duke.edu/digital-collections/2009/02/25/video-discovery-stats-for-dsva-a-first-look/
Example of a tool used to track visits and views for moving image collections.
Escobedo, Killian. "Digital Video Preservation: Further Challenges for Preserving Digital Video and Beyond." The Bigger Picture (blog), Smithsonian Institution Archives, August 16, 2011. http://siarchives.si.edu/blog/digital-video-preservation-further-challenges-preserving-digital-video-and-beyond
Blog post describes ongoing projects at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and in particular addresses the complexities of preserving digital video: "While innovative preservation strategies and technical standards developed for digital imaging and sound certainly apply to digital video, standards for preserving and maintaining digital video are just now emerging,"
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