January 23, 2022

"Our Cinematic History Is at Stake: Film Archives and Apocalypse in 0's and 1's"

From a Huffington Post Column By Vivian Norris:

The Cinemateque de France in Paris held an important conference recently, with scholars, archivists, digital experts, filmmakers and film historians from the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Library in France and numerous other institutions. Over a period of two days, the speakers and the audience exchanged ideas about the future of how humanity will protect our cultural heritage of film and how the Digital Revolution may also pose a threat to our cinematic memory. So much has been lost already when one thinks of the burning of silent film archives when the talkies arrived, and the effects that war, politics and economics have had on restoring, locating, archiving films… it has become an urgent issue.

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See Also: Preservation: “IMAGO President: Cost of Digitizing Europe’s Film Heritage Could Cost 2 Billion Euros”

About Gary Price

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.