@KateGreen28 archive and its digital responsibilities #img19 pic.twitter.com/jwmsnXjNbk
— Melissa Stapleton (@MelsStapleton) February 26, 2014
I spoke about my research project about archives at the #IMG19 Symposium 26th February 2014. I spoke about the current situation for archives and their acceptance of ‘going digital’; but, the archives must really consider a lot more: their purpose, liberation and digital longevity. In the talk I discuss liberating archives online and how it is important to have good website navigation in order to do this to maximise the amount of interest to the archive photography. But liberation cannot be made without secure content management: without proper backup and reliable storage, information in the digital world is short lived if it is not preserved and taken care of. From here, I begin to talk about the purpose of archives and how using other platforms may help increase engagement with new audiences: such as Flickr the Commons.