What will happen to all of the audio, video, and physical material being produced around Occupy Wall Street?
How will we ensure that it is preserved for future generations?
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Come learn about some of the initiatives currently underway.
In association with the American Library Association’s Preservation Week initiative, Activist Archivists* will host a presentation and panel discussion focused on presenting our efforts, alongside the Occupy Wall Street Archives Working Group, to archive and preserve material related to the movement.
*Activist Archivists are a group of media archivists who aim to provide assistance on archiving and preservation matters in order to improve the discoverability of video that is being produced; to support the usability of video as evidence; to ensure that the rights and intentions of media creators are respected; and to ensure that the legacy of the OWS movement persists through open access.
The Interference Archive explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements.
A collection of media about Occupy Wall Street and related Occupy movements.
“#Occupy Archive is documenting and saving the digital evidence and stories from the Occupy protests worldwide that began in September 2011 in Lower Manhattan. Occupy Wall Street (OWS) inspired groups to form in small towns and large cities around the wor
Occupy Libraries and Archives News
“We are a group of archivists and members of the Issues & Advocacy Roundtable Issues & Advocacy Roundtable at the Society of American ArchivistsSociety of American Archivists. Our mission is to collect and disseminate information about libraries
Occupy Wall Street Archives Working Group
“Collecting video, audio and ephemera (flyers and signs) of the Occupy Wall Street movement originating in Liberty Plaza. Meetings: Sundays @ 5 pm; meet at the public atrium at 60 Wall Street.”
“…a repository for various texts found while trolling through the archives of the anarchist and left political history of the 20th century (give or take a bit).”
Start an Archives!
“…a blog about the trials and tribulations of starting a community archives.”
The People's Library
“The People’s Library is the collective, public, open library of the Occupy Wall Street leaderless resistance movement.”
The Radical Archives of Philadelphia
“Radical Archives of Philadelphia is an all-volunteer, collectively-run community archives that acquires, preserves and makes available the material history of radical individuals and organizations in Philadelphia.”