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Archive for July, 2006


AMIA – Association of Moving Image Archivists In addition to its website at, AMIA has produced an extensive study of locally-based television archives. Local Television: A Guide to Saving Our Heritage examines television preservation at local stations through a collection of case studies: Local Television: A Guide to Saving Our Heritage Case Study: KSTP […]


Organizational Partners in this Project Preserving Digital Public Television is funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) of the Libary of Congress, and is a partnership between: Thirteen/WNET – TV, New York – A major producer of national programming for public television and lead institution for Preserving Digital Public Television. […]


The partners involved in Preserving Digital Public Television have participated in a number of events, and have given support to several conferences devoted to preserving television history. In June, 2006, WNET hosted Culture, Commerce, and Public Media, which attracted nearly 100 people from commercial, academic, public broadcasting, and non-commercial organizations. Past Events April 11-14, 2007 […]

Our Work

The key is designing a preservation repository that the public television system can afford to maintain and use. Our tasks are aimed at designing a model repository based on deciding criteria both for what will go into the repository and how it will function. Completing an inventory of our at-risk materials to prepare for selection; […]


How to Preserve Digital TV “By nature and necessity, public broadcasting is a hodgepodge of media types and formats. A documentary might include moving and still images, speeches and voice-overs, sound effects, or a song. Children’s programming might include a combination of live action, cartoons, musical numbers, and kaleidoscopic effects. Source material for any of […]

Wikinews has an interview with Paul Gerhardt of the BBC Creative Archive. Two quotes are especially interesting: “We want people to make full use of this content, whether they cut and paste it or whether they share it, and we completely accept that we’ve got a bit of a contradiction at the moment by saying […]