Archiving Reproductive Health

The 'Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the 8th' (Archiving Reproductive Health) project aims to provide long-term preservation and access to at-risk born-digital content generated by grassroots women’s reproductive health movements before and during the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution. Funded by Wellcome and administered by the Digital Repository of Ireland, the project is publishing and making available digital collections from activist organisations that otherwise would be lost. The preservation and publication of these collections add significantly to our understanding of women's rights movements and the history of reproductive healthcare in Ireland.

Legacies of Stephen Dwoskin’s Personal Cinema: the digital and archival legacy

This initiative relates to the interdisciplinary research project “Legacies of Stephen Dwoskin’s Personal Cinema” which preserves the diverse legacy of the late experimental filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin. His archive spans digital and analogue, personal and professional, in multiple forms (image, text, moving images, sound). The project created new knowledge in film and cultural studies, digital forensics and data analysis and its research outputs are significant. The long-term value, however, lies in building up digital archives capacity locally: a service with no prior experience can achieve much given a commitment to preservation, the right impetus and a willingness to collaborate.

Preserving and sharing the Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert photographic collection

The University of St Andrews Libraries and Museums has acquired, preserved, catalogued and shared the photographic archive of the internationally significant Scottish photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert (b.1969). Jeremy’s work has appeared in magazines such as Time, National Geographic, Italian Geo, Le Figaro, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and many others. Topics covered include reportage of Scotland, international reportage, the arts, politics, the environment, and sports.
The collection includes 20TB of digital photography, comprising RAW files of 900,000 images. This work ensures the ongoing accessibility of a visual document of Scottish and global cultures, peoples, and landscapes across an era of rapid technological change.

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