Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound is a non-profit 501-(c)(3) corporation formed to help preserve our cultural heritage by assisting archives, libraries, and other organizations with the conversion of analog video recordings to digital formats according to archival best practices.
Equity/Inclusion [which one? both]
A world where all people are represented in, and have public access to, their moving image history. Videotape was a democratizing moving image format. It was cheaper and easier to use. A more diverse population was able to afford the equipment and supplies, which enabled anyone to record their history. This increases the urgency to preserve these degrading materials as they document a wider scope of diverse groups that are often under-represented in our historical records.
MIPoPS lives our values and supports our mission by…
- Uncompromised commitment to equality by promoting and providing public access to digitized video content.
- Providing training to all learning styles/skill sets tailored to meet individual and institution unique needs and restrictions.
Acknowledging that technology is constantly changing, and we must adapt in order to maintain our commitment to our values. In order to continue this effort, working to incorporate captioning, transcription and descriptive captioning into our standard digitization process and create training videos, community workshops and classroom curriculum to educate both the public and archivists on the history of videotape and preservation best practices.
We would like to acknowledge that MIPoPS and SMA are located on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the tribes. To truly understand the history and importance of all land acknowledgments, we encourage everyone to research the tribal treaties in your area and how they have been broken and reflect on the impacts these have had on the true owners of the land.