National Media Museum Digital Preservation Benefits

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Activity Outline

Start to build a secure, digital repository for complex digital objects that form part of the National Media Collection. Digital assets could include computer software and videogames, high resolution video, multimedia artworks, websites and supporting data. Digital assets need to be accessible in the long term future for public display and not be reliant on specific hardware. 

Benefits Analysis and Alignment with Institutional Objectives

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Institutional duty
The requirement to securely preserve and provide access to material that is ‘born digital’ is an institutional duty if the Museum aims to record an accurate history of how how media has evolved. Digital preservation ensures long term access to vital material that could easily be lost if no action is taken. Finding practical, working solutions to complex issues will raise the international profile of the Museum and fulfill an urgent and necessary role. 
We aspire to the highest international museum standards in the care and preservation of collections, scholarship, programming, learning and advocacy for our subject areas.

100% of collections stored or displayed in efficient and sustainable conditions which comply with the best nationaland international standards.
Improved access to the collection Cataloguing and finding practical solutions to displaying and preserving complex digital objects will improve public knowledge and access to the collection. Creation of self-mediated visitor access to robust objects from the Collection.A web presence that reflects the Museum’s status as home of the National Media Collection
Upload incrementally digitised content, including archival material, object documentation and images
Rolling programme of evaluated small-scale experimental products to ensure identified with digital innovation and informs wider activity
All public programme to leave a digital legacy and provide opportunity for audience participation
Funding grants may be dependent on preserving and making data accessible
Complex issues surrounding new types of digital objects and assets will present research opportunities. We aspire to the highest international museum standards in the care and preservation of collections, scholarship, programming, learning and advocacy for our subject areas
Seek to establish a programme of research exchanges
Deliver world-class collections-facing, object-oriented research programmes and outputs across relevant subject areas and all media for a variety of audiences
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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