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Social Media Archiving (workshop)


Yvonne Ng, WITNESS, United States

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Social media has become central in our lives: We follow it to watch historical moments unfold live around the world. We use it to communicate with family, friends, and colleagues. Entire communities sprout up and live on these platforms. What will be lost from history if social media is not archived and preserved? At the same time, what new practical, ethical, and legal concerns arise?

This workshop will explore these issues in a participatory and interactive format.

Author's professional CV

Yvonne Ng is the Senior Archivist at WITNESS, an international non-profit organization, where she manages its human rights video collection, and trains and supports activists using video to archive their media. Yvonne frequently speaks and writes on personal and community-based approaches to video archiving and archival ethics, including teaching a new course on Personal Digital Archiving at New York University in 2016. She is also active with the Community Archiving Workshop, XFR Collective, and the Association of Moving Image Archivists. Yvonne holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from NYU.

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