The onslaught of digital materials flooding into our holding space; Digital files sitting on precarious portable hard disks, piling onto higher piles of plastic boxes with spinning disks.
These would be a familiar sight to all. Unlike analogue materials, the speed and volume grows exponentially. No one seems to have a foolproof solution for digital preservation.
Like a two-edged sword, the same digital advancement brought us the Internet. We are no longer bounded by physical boundaries. Not only we are just a tweet away, we can also finally reach beyond the confine of the audiovisual community.
The call for the galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records (GLAMR) sector to collaborate and cooperate is not new. As the world became more and more interconnected,
users of content from the GLAMR sector expect information about subjects of interest rather than the source of the information.
But where do we start? How do we cut through the noise? Who should we be listening? How can we collaborate?
This presentation hopes to shed some light by recounting AFA’s journey thus far.