Preserving digital remix video

  • Rebecca Fraimow
Keywords: Archiving, Fan community, Fan vid


Digital content, particularly audiovisual material, sourced on the Internet is unlikely to remain usable and discoverable into the long term as a result of file corruption, format obsolescence, unreliable hosting sites, and insufficient metadata. In this overview, the risks to the material, the current preservation efforts being undertaken by remix communities, and suggested methods that creators of remix video can use to help their material survive into the next digital generation are presented.

Author Biography

Rebecca Fraimow
Rebecca Fraimow is a recent graduate of NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program, where she wrote her thesis on the preservation of digital transformative work. She is currently an archivist at the Dance Heritage Coalition.