We are beginning to digitize material from our audiovisual collections and acquire digital media from our donors. Over time, the Archives will be uploading these materials to DalSpace for long-term digital preservation, but we will also be making selected materials available on our YouTube channel.
The first videos include a pair oral history interviews conducted as part of the Our Voices Matter Project, an initiative of the Halifax-Dartmouth Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. The project was established to record and document the lives of senior mental health consumers in Nova Scotia. The interviews provide rich and vivid accounts of life-long experiences with the mental health system.
We’ve also uploaded a fantastic clip of Elisabeth Mann Borgese’s dogs using a custom-built typewriter during an interview with NBC News. The clip was digitized from 8 mm film so it could be included with other materials from Borgese’s archives in an exhibition at the Buddenbrookhaus Museum in Lübeck, Germany.
Check out our channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/DalArchives. We’ll be uploading new material as it becomes available.