January 26, 2022

National Archives of Fiji Digitizing Film, Video and Images

From the Fiji Times:

A goldmine of records in chronological order depicting historical moments in Fiji is being preserved for future generations.

An Information Ministry statement says more than 15,000 hours of reels of films, video footage and thousands of photos are being sorted and catalogued before they are preserved digitally at the National Archives in Suva.

The records provide the only audio visual recordings of that era and have been transferred from the Film and Television Unit of the Department of Information to the National Archives under the ambits of the New Public Records Amendment Act.

National Archives director Misiwaini Qereqeretabua said once the records were digitised members of the public could view them.

Footage of World War II, the Solomon Campaign, the Malayan Campaign, indentured days, Independence Day, royal family visits, Commonwealth heads meeting and the first legislative sitting at the old parliament complex to name a few are listed.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.