• American Innovation: Preserving and Providing Access to 80 Years of Industrial Design History

    Project Director(s):
    Robert Phillip Dirig
    Author(s):
    Robert Phillip Dirig, Amy Shimshon-Santo
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Archival management and conservation
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Art Center College of Design
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, NEH Preservation and Access
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6V366
    Abstract:
    From washing machines to computers, and sports cars to space capsules, America's infatuation with invention has fueled industrial design. Design history helps us understand American culture in a whole new way. By engaging an interdisciplinary team of diverse experts, Art Center College of Design proposes to advance historical knowledge of American culture through an archival preservation and access management pilot project. As the country's leading school of industrial design, Art Center archives include photos, films, and print material documenting American innovation over an 80-year period. New policies and procedures will be tested for digitization and public access, while immediately preserving assets at greatest risk for deterioration. The pilot project will build Art Center Archives' organizational capacity to ensure that the history of American innovation and imagination can be told for years to come.
    Notes:
    A planning and pilot project to establish protocols and practices for digitization and preservation of 100,000 photographs, 2,000 films and videos, and 500 linear feet of print materials documenting industrial design education.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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