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Just Launched: Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Web Archive

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Web Archive, curated by Luo Zhou, Chinese Studies Librarian at Duke University, and Joshua Seufert, Chinese Studies Librarian at Princeton University. Chinese independent filmmakers from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have long been crucial to bringing attention to social and political developments in their areas, but due to the sensitive nature of their work, their web presences are at risk of disappearing at any time. Created to capture and preserve these ephemeral primary source materials, the archive contains websites, blogs, and video feeds belonging to notable filmmakers from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, all made available for future research and access. 

A poster from Chan Hau Chun’s film, No Song to Sing. | 台湾导演陈巧真,《无调人间》的电影画报

Web archives preserve vulnerable information that may disappear from the live web and capture the ways in which selected websites have evolved over time. The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation’s Web Resources Collection Program is a collaborative collection development effort to build curated, thematic collections of freely available, but at-risk, web content in order to support research at participating Libraries. Learn more about the program and explore additional collections here.

The following is a Chinese-language translation of the announcement above.

我很高兴地宣布启动“中国大陆、香港和台湾独立记录片导演数字档案保存项目”。该项目由杜克大学和普林斯顿大学的中国研究馆员周珞和邵玉书发起和维护。长期以来,来自中国大陆、香港和台湾的纪录片导演们引导到人们关注这些地区的社会和政治发展。他们的作品内容常常是敏感的,他们的各种网络表现形式有着很大的不稳定性,容易消失。这个项目旨在保存这些重要的但是容易消失的原始资料,内容包括来自中国大陆、香港和台湾重要独立纪录片导演的网站、博客和视频资料,以便学者和学生能永久使用这些重要资料。

网页归档保存可保留从实时网络中或易消失的信息,并保存选定的网站随时间而演变的方式。 Ivy Plus(常春藤加)图书馆联盟的网络资源馆藏建设项目是一项馆际合作工程,以建立让人免费使用但风险较高的网络内容的得到维护的主题馆藏,从而支持利用各参与图书馆的研究。 请在这里了解该计划更多信息并探索其他馆藏。