Consolidation of archive

Physical and/or online archiving?

It is important to understand the issues related to archiving, as this determines the most appropriate database needed. Whether physical or online, each method has its advantages and disadvantages.


Public and non-public archiving

When it comes to archiving content, a few questions need to be asked: Who will have access to the content? Can the archive be used for other initiatives? Do we have the rights to make the data publicly available? Answering these questions requires reflection and assessment of the needs and purpose of the content. For example, if the goal is to inform and transmit a particular cultural practice, then it would be more appropriate to make the content public to benefit a greater amount of people. It is important to reflect on these issues while taking into account the consent forms that will have to be signed and the project’s other ethical parameters.


Development criteria

The primary purpose of archiving is to keep traces of oral culture, but also to showcase content. However, it is unlikely that the entirety of the content will be preserved, therefore it is important to determine the development criteria in order to know what to preserve.