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Retelling the Past with Broadcast Archives: Context Makes Sense

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Matteo Treleani ,

Institut National de l’Audiovisual, 4 avenue de l’Europe, 94366 Bry sur Marne Cedex, FR
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Claude Mussou

Institut National de l’Audiovisual, 4 avenue de l’Europe, 94366 Bry sur Marne Cedex, FR
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Abstract

The publication of audiovisual archives asks many questions about the meaning of documents. Publishing a video archive on a Web site, for example, is a re-contextualisation. The loss of cultural references needed to understand a document implies the necessity to recontextualise documents. This means adding elements, such as titles, descriptions and other information. This paper analyzes the case of a video published by Ina on its Web platform Ina.fr and its Blog, the Blognote. The video, dated 1st January 1947, is a report envisioning a future when surveillance cameras would be installed on the streets in Paris. These two instances of publication offer two different views on the editorialization of video archives. 

How to Cite: Treleani, M. and Mussou, C., 2012. Retelling the Past with Broadcast Archives: Context Makes Sense. VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, 1(1), pp.61–66.
Published on 21 Feb 2012.

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