“If we can’t access these stories, are they lost to us?”

Although focussing on film archives, this short video from JISC’s Film and Sound Think Tank (who knew?!) articulates issues for archives in all formats.

Open Culture‘s blog says

The issues are situated, of course, within the larger context of building a free and informed society. For universities, museums, archives, and others, bringing video online from our cultural heritage (and equipping students to use it) has become a new cultural imperative. Open video on Wikipedia is not simply a call for free media fragments to be stored online. It augurs a new vision of teaching and learning, and a new creative and political discourse. Everyone is invited to participate in this conversation just getting underway…

Are we up to the challenge in the current climate?

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