Curator and Professor, Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute
Ohio State University
Library of Congress
Media Matters LLC
The Dance Heritage Coalition, a consortium of eight leading dance archives in the United States dedicated to preservation, access and documentation of dance, is working with Media Matters LLC to develop a pilot project for searching and distributing dance-related audiovisual records among DHC institutions. Students and scholars of dance wishing to view materials currently available only by traveling to a particular DHC institution (among them New York Public Library and The Ohio State University), will be able to upload selected moving image files at special viewing stations established at four DHC member sites located in four distinct areas of the country. Presenters will discuss the significance of this file-sharing network to the field of dance scholarship, as well as the methodology and digital rights management technology to be employed.