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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
Opeta	Alefaio	(National	Archives	of	Fiji)
&	
Andre...
www.DAMsmart.com.au
Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
Following	is	a	presentation	 given	at	the	PARBICA1...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
Pacific Archive Challenges
Seriously	under	resourc...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
Professional	associations	and	collegial	support	ar...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
200,000	photographs	and	negs
2000	hours	of	histori...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
SEAPAVAA	- Consulted	 on	reputable	 AV	preservatio...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
The	National	 Archives	of	
Fiji	partnered	with	
DA...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
Together	 the	collection	 was	brought	under	contro...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
The	collection	contained	22,000	individual	titles	...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
Examples	 of	advanced	Vinegar	Syndrome	was	recorde...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
A	lot	of	the	film	and	video	was	in	very	poor	condi...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
Some	carriers	had	such	severe	physical	degradation...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
This	is	an	example	 of	a	carrier	with	severe	mould...
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This	is	the	same	carrier	as	the	previous	slide	aft...
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The	project	out	comes	included	 -
Master	High	Reso...
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The	digital	media	was	delivered	 to	the	National	A...
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Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships	 &	Collaboration
To	see	more	on	the	project,	see	the	documentary	 p...
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International	 register
2011	- Indian	Indentured	 ...
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“Without	the	presence	 of	National	 Archives	most	...
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Rescue	 our	Audio	Visual	Heritage
Improve	staffing...
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Audiovisual Preservation Presentation PARBICA

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The presentation you are about to view was given at PARBICA in Auckland in September 2015. It looks at collaboration and partnerships to achieve outcomes for archives. This presentation is based on an audiovisual preservation project that saw the National Archives of Fiji partner with specialist audiovisual digitisation agency, DAMsmart. The project resulted in the preservation of Fiji's audiovisual heritage.

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Audiovisual Preservation Presentation PARBICA

  1. 1. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration Opeta Alefaio (National Archives of Fiji) & Andrew Martin (DAMsmart) Partnerships & Collaboration: A Powerful Tool For Developing Archives
  2. 2. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration Following is a presentation given at the PARBICA16 conference in Auckland in September 2015. The joint presentation was framed around a project case study which saw the National Archives of Fiji partner with DAMsmart to conserve, digitise and preserve the rich cultural heritage that was trapped on physical legacy audiovisual carriers. The case study demonstrates successful and lasting outcomes can be achieved through partnership and collaboration.
  3. 3. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration Pacific Archive Challenges Seriously under resourced (some national archives have only 1-2 dedicated personnel) Low societal awareness of RK No training opportunities locally Isolated (distance and low connectivity) Rapid and unplanned deployment of technology
  4. 4. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration Professional associations and collegial support are a vital life line Impact of Partnerships – Fiji SEAPAVAA, enabled Fiji to save its Audio Visual heritage (2000hrs) PARBICA & ICA Increase staffing by 50% Increase budget by 118% New allocation for awareness Increased allocation for archives materials UNESCO MOW, enabled NAF to connect with our community in a manner not before seen Partnerships
  5. 5. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration 200,000 photographs and negs 2000 hours of historical footage Dumped Unorganised Advanced State of Decay At Risk!!!
  6. 6. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration SEAPAVAA - Consulted on reputable AV preservation/digitisation firms 2011 DAMsmart Ltd carried out assessment of Fiji’s AV holdings 2012 submissions through standard government budget process Government tender awarded to DAMsmart Ltd Project successfully executed Dec 2013 Restoration & Digitisation
  7. 7. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration The National Archives of Fiji partnered with DAMsmart to preserve the country’s cultural heritage.
  8. 8. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration Together the collection was brought under control.
  9. 9. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration The collection contained 22,000 individual titles across U-matic Videotape – 606 news edit masters and 2100 camera tapes Betacam SP Videotape – 1600 news edit masters and 1700 camera tapes 16mm Film – 350 cans of prints and negatives of mixed durations All suffered varying degrees of degradation as shown in the following slides
  10. 10. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration
  11. 11. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration Examples of advanced Vinegar Syndrome was recorded during the assessment in Fiji.
  12. 12. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration A lot of the film and video was in very poor condition. As a part of the preparation process, we assessed each title from head to tail as there were many duplicate titles. We chose the title in the best condition and concentrated our conservation practices on the best title.
  13. 13. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration Some carriers had such severe physical degradation that it took significant and intensive intervention and repair work to recover partial information from the tape.
  14. 14. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration This is an example of a carrier with severe mould before DAMsmart began the cleaning process.
  15. 15. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration This is the same carrier as the previous slide after the DAMsmart conservation process.
  16. 16. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration The project out comes included - Master High Resolution: IMX 50 Mbps MXF Online Video Resolution: H.264 5 Mbps QuickTime Total Data Size: 70 TB LTO 5 LTFS formatted Duplicated 2nd copy off site
  17. 17. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration The digital media was delivered to the National Archives of Fiji in a preconfigured Digital Archive System. 5 TB Online Video 2 x LTO5 Drive 24 Slot LTO Library UPS CatDV/ MYSQL Server High Resolution Video Storage 2 TB Cisco Switch
  18. 18. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration To see more on the project, see the documentary produced by the Archive.
  19. 19. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration International register 2011 - Indian Indentured Records (Fiji, Guyana, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago) Regional register 2011 - Indian Indentured Records 2014 - Polynesian Immigrants Records Fiji Memory of the World Programme
  20. 20. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration “Without the presence of National Archives most of the descendants will still rely on the verbal history relayed to them through stories. They are now confident that what they know is something that was recorded during that time then and there and are reliable information. Many of them were so moved they had tears in their eyes when they returned from your tent.” Org. Committee Chair - Paterasio Nunu 150th Commemoration of Pacific Indentured Labourers
  21. 21. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration Rescue our Audio Visual Heritage Improve staffing (after 30 years) Improved budgetary allocation Connect with our people Educational DVD box set Sacred Tribal Records The Benefits of Partnerships & Collaboration
  22. 22. www.DAMsmart.com.au Refreshing the ArchivePartnerships & Collaboration Thank you!!!

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