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Digital Archives

Description

Course Objectives

  • Understand the main objectives and principal rules of digital archiving and media management in a technically and culturally changing context
  • Understand the importance of standard models and be able to apply them on concrete realities
  • Understand the strong interaction between advanced technics (example: artificial intelligence) and digital archives
  • Understand the economic, social and political aspects of memory keeping, and its changings in the digital age
  • Stimulate creative use of archival content and knowledge of best practises

Course Description

A historical overview helps the students to reflect about memory keeping and archiving and its strong correlation with the development of societies and techniques, also on theoretical level (collective memory). In a second step we analyse the digital shift in archival practices on concrete examples, observing actual states of the art and focussing mostly on audiovisual archives of broadcasters, given their rich content, their multiple complexity and their strong cultural heritage and public service dimension.

Learning Methods

The students will be invited to analyse with the help of the Course Director a concrete digital archive reality.

Attendance

Given the strong interactive approach, attendance is an advantage for the students, but not obligatory. They should be able to organize a group work together with 1-3 colleagues.

Examination Information

  • Group presentation, with distinct contribution of each student: 20 % of the final evaluation.
  • Final oral examination on the course content: 80 % of the final evaluation.

Material

Obligatory:

  • Moss, Michael, Memory Institutions, the Archive and Digital Disruption, in: Hoskins, Andrew (ed.), Digital Memory Studies. Media Pasts in Transition, Routledge, New York/ London 2018, 303-362.
  • Course Manuscript (will be delivered online)

    Recommended:

  • Le Goff, Jacques, Storia e memoria, Einaudi, Torino 1982. Short Version:
  • Angelucci, Patrizia, Breve storia degli archivi e dell'archivistica, Perugia (Morlachi) 2008.
  • Benjamin, Walter; L'opera d'arte nell'epoca della sua riproducibilit tecnicaL'opera d'arte nell'epoca della sua riproducibilit tecnica. Arte e societé di massa, trad. it. di Enrico Filippini, Einaudi, Torino 1966, 1991 e 1998.
  • Chambat-Houilon, Marie-France/ Cohen, Evelyne, Archives et patrimoines visuels et sonores, Sociétés&Représentations, 35, Paris 2013.
  • Comité des sages, the new renaissance, Bruxelles 2011 (http://www.atlaskulturnebastine.rs/download/The_New_Renaissance_report_of_the_Comite_des_sages.pdf).
  • Coutaz, Gilbert, Les archives en Suisse, Lausanne 2016.
  • Edmondo, Ray, Audiovisual archiving: philosophy and principles, Unesco, Paris 2004 (http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001364/136477e.pdf).
  • Hoog, Emmanule, Mémoire année zéro, Paris 2009, Seuil.
  • Hoskins, Andrew (ed.), Digital Memory Studies. Media Pasts in Transition, Routledge, New York/ London 2018.
  • Memoriav, Digital Archiving of Film and Video: Basics and Orientation http://memoriav.ch/video/empfehlungen-video/digitale-archivierung-von-film-und-video/ (July 2015) soon version in english and french.
  • Mäusli, Theo, Archivi radiotelevisivi come memoria collettiva, Fogli 35/2014, 24-30.
  • Mäusli, Theo, the Archivist to come – the coach, in: FIAT/IFTA Media Management (2016), 211-222.
  • Giuva, Linda/Vitali, Stefano/ Zanni Rosiello, Isabella, Il potere degli archivi. Usi del passato e difesa dei diritti nella società contemporanea, Mondadori, Milan 2007.
  • Moss, Michael, Memory Institutions, the Archive and Digital Disruption, in: Hoskins, Andrew (ed.), Digital Memory Studies. Media Pasts in Transition, Routledge, New York/ London 2018, 303-362.
  • Santchi, Catherine, "Archivi", in Dizionario storico della Svizzera, 2006, http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/textes/i/I12820.php (26.6.2013).
  • Zanni Rosiello, Isabella, Gli archivi tra passato e presente, Il mulino, Bologna 2005.

People

 

Maeusli T.

Course director

Additional information

Semester
Spring
Academic year
2020-2021
ECTS
3
Language
English
Education
Master of Arts in Italian Language, Literature and Culture, Elective course, Elective Courses, 1st year
Master of Arts in Italian Language, Literature and Culture, Elective course, Elective Courses, 2nd year
Master of Science in Communication in Media Management, Core course, Core Course, 1st year