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Tuesday, October 2 • 14:00 - 14:30
Film digitization: a collaboration between National Records and Archive Services of Malawi and REI Foundation Limited

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The paper talks about the mission, objectives, and work of REI Foundation Limited (RFL). It then discusses the collaboration that has been formed between the National Records and Archive Services of Malawi (NARS), RFL, and Tokyo Coon, with the aim of preserving and making the digitized audiovisual collections widely and easily accessible to the public.

The research further discusses how the digitized film collection is connecting users to the archival materials, as well as how it fosters a sense of community as it helps in understanding societies and cultures better and offers an accurate documentary record of events and human actions.

The paper also describes experiences, strategies, techniques, processes, and equipment (hardware and software) that this project is using to digitize, preserve, and provide access to digital collections. The paper concludes with a number of possible strategies that NARS is planning to use in order to increase accessibility of the digitized collections with the aim of seeking input from other professionals.

Chair
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Neil Garner

Director, Training for TV Ltd.
After studying music at the University of Surrey and teacher training in Bath, Neil Garner joined the BBC as a Post Production Operator, working on a wide range of tasks from transmission to telecine and editing to quality assessment.In 1990 he joined the team at the BBC Academy’s... Read More →

Speakers
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Bright Joshua

National Records And Archive Services of Malawi
Bright Joshua is a regional archivist and head of the audiovisual section of the National Records and Archives Services of Malawi (NRAS). He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematical Sciences, has worked as an intern at the Bundesarchiv Film Archive in Berlin, Germany. He... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 14:00 - 14:30
Room 1: Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu Seminar Room Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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