The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has entered into a three-year collaborative partnership with the Library of Congress' "Preserving Creative America," a program designed to collect, manage and preserve digital content, including motion pictures, for future generations.
The Council's work involves more than 100 of the industry's leading technologists who represent major movie studios, technology and service providers, not-for-profit archives and independent filmmakers.
"Preserving Creative America" is the most recent initiative of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress, authorized by the U.S. Congress in December 2000. The authorizing legislation specifically asked the Library to enlist the private sector to help address the long-term preservation of digital content. The "Preserving Creative America" projects will target preservation issues across a broad range of creative works, including digital photographs, cartoons, motion pictures, sound recordings, and even video games, and will be conducted by a combination of content industry trade associations, private sector companies and non-profits, and cultural heritage institutions.