• Film archives and digital humanities – an impossible match? New job descriptions and the challenges of the digital era

    Author(s):
    Adelheid Heftberger (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Digital Humanists, Film Studies
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Film studies, Library and Archival Studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69B9S
    Abstract:
    This article seeks to prompt a re-evaluation of the fi lm archive's role within the current digital humanities debate as a logical, yet underrated, partner. The article invokes Jeffrey Schnapp’s and Todd Presner's plea from 2009 for digital humanities to create as its core aim a more democratic view of knowledge-producing institutions by including non university research institutions as well as archives and museums. Archives, on the other hand, currently face the crucial challenge of how to digitise and present their collections online while struggling with rising related costs and having to redefi ne their mission as heritage keepers for often unique analogue material. The potential options for future collaboration between fi lm archives and digital humanists as well as fi lm scholars will also be discussed in this paper through an examination of the current situation.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    12 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
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