Speaker spotlight: Todd Wiener

Digital Opportunities and Online Barriers: YouTube and IN THE LIFE

“In late 2015, UCLA Film & Television Archive launched its first major digital access initiative: placing all episodes of the LGBT news and public affairs television series IN THE LIFE online as part of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project. This ALMS presentation will explore the complexities and challenges of inventorying, digitizing and cataloguing this extensive, historic LGBT collection with the ultimate intent of creating a robust research and access environment on the web. Issues to be discussed include ongoing access challenges presented by intellectual property and copyright. While the IN THE LIFE collection was donated with copyright to UCLA, the episodes themselves contain extensive third-party material that had originally been licensed for limited broadcast use. This paper will also address the legal complexities surrounding copyright as it relates to restrictions placed on the Archive’s digital platform of choice for this project — YouTube.”


Todd Wiener

Todd Wiener is the Motion Picture Archivist for UCLA Film & Television Archive, with over 16 years of service. He serves as the Archive’s liaison with major donors and preservation partners including Outfest, Sundance Institute, Directors Guild of America and The Film Foundation. In addition, Wiener oversees 600 print loans annually to festivals and museums worldwide, including the London Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art in New York and many others. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, Film Noir Foundation and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

UCLA Film & Television Archive

UCLA Film & Television Archive is renowned for its pioneering efforts to rescue, preserve and showcase moving image media, and is dedicated to ensuring our collective visual memory is explored for generations to come. A unique resource for media study, the Archive is one of the largest repositories of moving image materials in the world—more than 400,000 holdings. In 2005, the Archive collaborated with Outfest to create the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project. At over 36,000 holdings, it is one of the largest publicly accessible collections of LGBT moving images in the world.

Website: www.cinema.ucla.edu
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Todd will be speaking on day 2 of the conference

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