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Preservation First? Re-Viewing Film Digitization

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Preservation First?

Re-Viewing Film Digitization
Lauren TiltonVisiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, LTilton@richmond.eduAbstractThis article addresses the politics of film digitization by arguing that we should reconsider archival and preservation “best practices” that require film restoration. Instead, it advocates for digitizing films “as is,” which, in turn, captures the film’s current materiality (i.e., fading, scratches, and other facets that reveal age, wear, and use). Using the work of Luis Vale, one of the youth filmmakers from New York City’s Lower East Side’s Young Filmmaker Foundation’s Film Club, as a case study, the article points to the importance of archiving and saving these youth films as part of a growing movement to look beyond Hollywood cultural production and preserving national moving image heritage. More broadly, this article highlights how archiving practices determine which histories are remembered and how.

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Chapter 3 - Basic elements of language as evident in Sanskrit

Paul Douglas Shepheard-Walwyn ePub

Over the next few chapters attention is concentrated on how languages are constituted, with particular reference to the Sanskrit language, and how this may relate to Advaita. The constituents range from alphabets, through grammatically recognised parts of words, words themselves and different types of words, relationships between words, to sentences and finally to meaning.

Modern linguistics, the study of language, addresses all these matters, grouped into three subjects, which themselves each divide into two. It may help to identify what these subjects are called. The three subjects concern sound, structure and meaning, which relate to pronunciation, grammar and semantics respectively. The study of pronunciation divides into phonetics and phonology. Phonetics is the science of speech sounds, especially of their production, transmission and reception, while phonology addresses how sounds are organised to convey words and meaning. The study of grammar divides into morphology and syntax. Morphology relates to word formation and is the study of the smallest meaningful unit of grammar, a morpheme, while syntax relates to word combination and the formation and structure of sentences. The study of semantics divides into lexicology, which addresses vocabulary, and into the analysis of text or discourse.

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dPanther

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dPanther

Benefits and Challenges of Building and Managing Your Own Digital Repository

Rebecca Bakker

Digital Collections Librarian, Digital Collections Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL; rbakker@fiu.edu

Kelley Rowan

Digital Archives Librarian, Digital Collections Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL; krowan@fiu.edu

Abstract This article addresses the benefits and challenges associated with building your own digital repository platform and managing content, technical hurdles, and partners. The authors discuss the advantages of building a repository that can evolve as standards in the field do and how to handle the problems that arise when you are both the metadata manager and technical support. The authors also discuss difficulties their partners have experienced with the platform and lessons learned. It is the hope that this information will provide those who may be either managing a digital repository or considering a new digital platform, relevant information that will prove to be helpful in the decision-making process.

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The Louisiana State Museum Music Collection Oral Histories

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The Louisiana State Museum Music Collection Oral Histories

Digitization, Preservation, and Use

David Kunian

Music Curator, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana, dkunian@crt.la.gov

Abstract The Louisiana State Museum, a statewide network of National Historic Landmarks, architecturally significant structures, and half a million artifacts, has a robust collection of oral histories with New Orleans jazz originators, revival figures, and other New Orleans and Louisiana musicians. This collection of oral histories consists of more than 300 interviews in the following formats: reel-to-reel and cassette tapes, digital audiotape, videotape, CD and DVD, and assorted digital file formats, such as WAV, MP3, and MP4. This article examines the range of the Music Collection, explains its value, and makes the case for digitization and preservation. Finally, the article provides examples of use in on-site exhibitions as well as online dissemination through the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

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Appendix 4: Discarded/modified Metadata Elements

Brian O'Leary Book Industry Study Group ePub

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