|Title:||Moving Image Preservation and Cultural Capital
|Author(s):||Gracy, Karen F.
|Subject(s):||Preservation of moving images
|Abstract:||This article examines the changing landscape of moving image archiving
in the wake of recent developments in online video sharing
services such as YouTube and Google Video. The most crucial change
to moving image archives may not be in regard to the collections
themselves, but rather the social order that sustains cultural institutions
in their role as the creators and sustainers of objectified cultural
capital. In the future, moving image stewardship may no longer be
the exclusive province of institutions such as archives and libraries,
and may soon be accomplished in part through the work of other
interested individuals and organizations as they contribute to and
define collections. The technologies being built and tested in the
current Internet environment offer a new model for the reimagined
moving image archive, which foregrounds the user in the process of
creating the archive and strongly encourages the appropriation of
moving images for new works. This new archetype, which in theory
functions on democratic principles, considers moving images—along
with most other types of cultural heritage material—to be building
blocks of creative acts or public speech acts. One might argue that
the latter represents a new model for creating an archive; this new
democratic archive documents and facilitates social discourse.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In Library Trends 56(1) Summer 2007: 183–197.
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright 2007 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2008-03-14