Digital film archives are experiencing unprecedented growth around the world. They provide easy-to-use access to our historical moving images as never before. But what are the critical factors in their formation? Funding, technology, content, rights, consumers and producers all play a part, but how do these issues and influences interact? Who or what is creating – and controlling – our memories of the past?
This paper discusses these issues with reference to my work as Producer of the Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive and Consultant to a number of UK publicly funded digital film archive projects, and in particular the recent innovative proposal developed for the East Anglian Film Archive.
- Verity Peet, Northern Ireland, UK
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Supported by Northern Ireland Screen