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This slideshare, Maintaining a Vision: how mandates and strategies are changing with digital content, is one of the 12 that I like most and is a keynote given to the 2013 Screening the Future conference in London.
It is the penultimate of 12 presentations I have selected to mark 20 years in Digital Preservation. The final one to come will be published in December 2015.
My brief for this conference keynote was to focus on how institutional responses to collection and preservation mandates are realized and stretched by the digital...do existing institutions just 'go digital' but otherwise claim 'business as usual' [or not]?
The Talk had an AV focus given the nature of the conference but I think the messages will be of broad interest. It was in three parts:
The Changes: covering how digital content (including AV content) has changed the nature of typical collections across sectors; how it has shifted the scale of available content; and how content has fragmented and the number of content creators proliferated.
The Responses: covering how we have seen in response the growth of cross-sectoral preservation exchange (different sectoral membership of the DPC; Technology Watch Reports; the national coalitions worldwide such as nestor, NCDD, NDSA, etc); the development of shared services and outsourcing (e.g. digital preservation services in the cloud); and in some cases a range of cross-sector mergers (particularly of national archives and national libraries).
What is changing? We are seeing multi-media permeating sectoral boundaries; greater shared interests and convergence of interests across different sectors; and a massive shift in the scale and management of digital media.
The responses? We are seeing new alliances and partnerships; digital preservation exchange across sectors; some mergers and partnerships across established boundaries; and more shared services and outsourcing.
Finally, if you want to know the answer to the question "When was the beginning of the Digital Age" posed in previous posts, the answer is here in slide 8