10 things to read/do/think about:

1. Read Archives and Justice: A South African Perspective by Verne Harris.

2. Check out this upcoming NY Archivists Roundtable workshop: Digital Asset Management and Institutional Repositories: Case Studies Addressing the Development and Implementation of Systems. November 10, 2008. One of the presenters is David Rice, Channel 13’s Digital Archivist. Dave is a key member of the Media Archive team, having worked with us for several years as our ace Filemaker database programmer.

3. Participate in Home Movie Day: October 18, 2008 at over a hundred locations throughout the US and the world.

4. Donate to the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives. Established in the wake of Hurricane Katrina by SAA and the Society of Southwestern Archives, the scope has expanded to offer assistance to repositories regardless of region or type.

5. Submit a proposal for 7th Orphan Film Symposium, to be held at the NAVCC in Culpeper, VA April 7 – 10, 2010. The focus is on global and transnational issues.

6. Read Archival Storytelling: A Filmmakers Guide to Finding, Using and Licensing Third-Party Visuals and Music by Sheila Curran Bernard and Kenn Rabin (2009, Focal Press). Just published.

7. Donate footage: WITNESS is actively seeking collections of footage relating to human rights and social justice. Click here for our donor guidelines.

8. Check out The Living Room Candidate, an online exhibition of political ads (1952-2008) at the Museum of the Moving Image.

9. Celebrate the 2nd UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on October 27.

10. Go to the Hub; upload a video, find a campaign or issue you care about. The Hub, a project of WITNESS, is the world’s first global video-sharing site/channel/community devoted to human rights. The top issue covered so far? freedom of information and expression.

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