Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"A Wealth of Information" -- review in The Moving Image

Thank you to Snowden Becker for a detailed and thoughtful review of Archival Storytelling in the Spring 2010 issue of The Moving Image (pp . 155-157), available this month.

An excerpt: "Archival Storytelling effectively conveys what experienced footage researchers and film producers feel everyone working in their field should know about working with archival media. Archivists who work with those same footage researchers and film producers can get from the book a better sense of what expectations, assumptions, and needs storytellers bring with them to the archive. Finally, and perhaps most important, it illustrates how broadly (and sometimes contradictorily) archives are defined by an influential community of users."

Friday, November 12, 2010

New finds in the Warner Music archives

"Scratching Under the Vinyl Era," by Tim Arango (11/8/2010, The New York Times), chronicles "an ambitious project to recover the company's story--and a good chunk of American cultural history as well--by excavating the content of nearly 100,000 boxes from warehouses around the globe, whose accumulated photographs and other memorabilia track popular music from the Edwardian and Victorian ages to disco and jazz, from Beethoven to Miles Davis." Read the article.