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posted December 5, 2013

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More on the Mysterious Life of A Cache of Sports Films

posted October 3, 2012

Back in our early days, Hannah Palin described her work at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, hunting down and spruicing up a large collecting of her institution’s sports films. Here’s an update on those, in the form of a video feature from the university.

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All the News That’s Fit to Archive

posted September 21, 2012

The New York Times published an article on 18 September 2012 about Brewster Kahle and the Internet Archive’s latest accomplishment: The archive’s online collection now includes the total news production footage of 20 channels over the last three years. That’s more than 1,000 news series and 350,000 separate programs.

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Best Video-Collection-Goes-Sicily Story

posted September 20, 2012

A cautionary tale, and a weird one: “The best video collection in New York was shipped to a Sicilian town with a promise that it would be kept accessible to cinephiles. Here’s what really happened to it.”

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Tour LA’s Huge Pickford Archive

posted September 18, 2012

Want to take a tour of the vaults of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, the largest independent film archive in Los Angeles – one large enough to house 250 million tons of film? You can, at least, follow along on Flicker Alley’s, in a post on its website. Clearly a phenomenal place.

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Norman Mailer, Auteur

posted September 7, 2012

In a Criterion Collection essay, Michael Chaikin considers the films of Norman Mailer.

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New Award to Honor a Valued Archivist

posted September 7, 2012

The Association of Moving Image Archivists has established a new award, named for one of its stalwarts.

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Only All-Native American Silent Rediscovered

posted August 29, 2012

The Daughter of Dawn, perhaps the only all-Native American cast silent film ever made, has been rediscovered in "shambles" a century after it was made, restored, and now re-presented.

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The Reel Thing XXIX

posted August 16, 2012

23-25 August 2012 Los Angeles Registration is still open, but space is limited, for The Reel Thing, one of the premier gatherings devoted to presenting the latest technologies in audiovisual restoration and preservation. It brings together laboratory technicians, archivists, new-media technologists, and preservationists. But the event has much to offer interested amateurs, too. Organized by

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A Film Trove in Jordan

posted August 14, 2012

An American multimedia artist is heading a project to document and preserve a trove of feature and documentary films unearthed in a market garage in Jordan.

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