Media archives

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  • Documentation
  • Indexing, metadata, taxonomies, tagging, folksonomy, classification [1]
  • Transclusion, contextualisation, discourse analysis, clustering [2]
  • Visualisation, representation, interfaces [3] [4]
  • Licensing, copyright issues
  • File formats, conversion
  • Physical storage media, preservation [5]
Scientific fields, Academic disciplines


Selected media archives[edit]

Media archives in CEE[edit]

Selected events[edit]


Management software[edit]

Data visualisation tools[edit]


Twine, Celtx, Scalar, Vue (Tufts), Popcorn, WebGL, Will Luers’s HTML5/CSS/WebApp resource page, Sophie, Korsakow, CombinInformation


  • in 1903 Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss published their essay on primitive classification systems to show how they are determined by the shape of society [11]
  • Vannevar Bush, "As We May Think", Atlantic Monthly 176 (July 1945), pp 101-108. later versions and translations. Memex
  • D.C. Engelbart, Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework, 1962. [12]. NLS. 1968 demo.
  • Ted Nelson, "A File Structure for the Complex, the Changing, and the Indeterminate", 1965.
  • Ted Nelson, Computer Lib/Dream Machines, 1974.
  • Ted Nelson, Literary Machines, 1981. Xanadu
  • Tim Berners-Lee, The ENQUIRE System, 1980.
  • Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression. University of Chicago Press, 1996. [13]
  • Esther Weltevrede, "Archiving Web dynamics" [14]
  • Alain Depocas, Jon Ippolito, Caitlin Jones (eds.), Permanence Through Change: The Variable media Approach, New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, with Montreal: Daniel Langlois Foundation, 2003. English and French. [15]
  • Sandra Fauconnier, Rens Frommé, Capturing Unstable Media: "Summary of Research Results", March 2003 [16]
  • Joke Brouwer, Arjen Mulder (eds.), Making Art of Databases, Rotterdam: V2, 2003. [17]
  • Charles Merewether (ed.), The Archive. London: Whitechapel, 2006. [18]
  • Annet Dekker (ed.), Archive2020 – Sustainable Archiving of Born-Digital Cultural Content. Virtueel Platform, 2010. [19]
  • Nina Wenhart, "W0rdM4g1x. Or how to put a spell on Media Art Archives", January 2011, [20]
  • Publications on archiving at Monoskop Log