Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sharing history

Via The Telegraph:
British Pathé, the newsreel maker which documented all walks of life on video during the 20th Century, has uploaded its entire collection of moving images to YouTube.

The archive of 3,500 hours of footage was digitised in 2002 thanks in part to a grant from the National Lottery, and is now freely accessible to anyone around the world for free.

Meanwhile, here in South Florida, HistoryMiami, under the incompetent leadership of its director, Stuart Chase, still can't figure out how to make its collection of more than one million photographs freely accessible online.

Included in HistoryMiami's collection are tens of thousands of photographs and negatives spanning 40 years that retired Miami Herald photographer Tim Chapman recently donated to the museum. Photographs that no one will ever see.

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