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Wednesday, October 2 • 10:00am - 10:30am
How television archiving became a tool for saving radio and providing access to indigenous culture and language

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The story of how a government agency and an independent archive have co-operated to build an expanding archive of audio and visual resources supporting the indigenous culture and language. This presentation begins with a brief introduction to the government agency Te Māngai Pāho and the audio-visual archive Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and the landscape in which they operate. Then an overview of the 10 year history of the broadcasting archive contract and its expansion over time to support radio as well as television and then the recovery of legacy archival material from around the country. This includes an explanation of Punganet technology, the Iwi radio network, Māori Television Service and use of commercial providers and how the archive approached the challenges inherent in this contract. A further explanation of the importance of one to one relationships and how these were built up over time and maintained with limited resources and changing personnel and how the larger message of the archive was disseminated so that the radio stations became hubs for the collection of local audio (and video) media. There will be examples of the various projects that have resulted from this including the Te Hiku Media Project, Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua television series and the Ngā Taonga Kōrero online exhibitions. While celebrating this success, the talk will discuss plainly the issues still facing this programme of work and the types of solutions being looked at.

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Jamie Lean

Principal Archivist, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
Jamie Lean is the Principal Archivist for Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound. He has had over two decades of experience in acquisitions, storage and digitisation of audiovisual media in new Zealand. In that time he has led development... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am BST
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