Preserving Culture for the Future: Archiving GIFs and Introducing the Dutch GIF Collection
From a Europeana Pro Blog Post:
Ifs have become an important means of creation and communication in our digital society. Brigitte Jansen and Rasa Bočytė from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision see GIFs as part of our cultural heritage that needs to be preserved for future generations.
On 27 October, we celebrate the UN World Day of Audiovisual Heritage. It’s a great opportunity to promote the work of archives holding audiovisual materials and spread the message about the importance of cultural heritage preservation to wider audiences. The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision has decided to use this day to announce the start of a new venture – a Dutch GIF collection.
On 26-28 October, the public will be able to vote on the GIFs that they want to see preserved for the future using Sound and Vision’s Instagram. They will also invite the audience to submit GIFs that they would like to preserve for the future generations.
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