November 3, 2009 by the AMIA Advocacy Committee
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of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), a collective of individuals, recognizes
the diversity of its membership and encourages each individual who
acts as a custodian of our moving image heritage to strive towards
the following common goals:
1) To respect the value of moving images for their cultural, historical
and/or artistic significance.
provide the best possible conservation environment for artifacts in
his/her care, regardless of the medium or format.
encourage collection development and to adopt collection management
policies that define collection scopes and articulate how collections
should be maintained.
restore and preserve artifacts without altering the original materials,
whenever possible. To properly document any restoration/preservation
decisions and to make decisions consistent with the intentions of
the creators, whenever appropriate.
balance the priority of protecting the physical integrity of objects/artifacts
with facilitating safe and non-discriminatory access to them.
provide access to content, as much as possible, without infringing
on current copyright or intellectual property rights laws.
agree that archivists who care for collections should refrain from
exploiting artifacts from those collections for personal benefit.
share, as much as possible, information, expertise and technical knowledge,
and to assist colleagues so that they may maintain and improve the
condition of artifacts in their care.
assist colleagues with the protection of highly endangered material
that may face destruction due to changes in legal standing or governmental,
institutional or individual ability to provide continued care of the
material, regardless of the medium and without prejudice.
act with respect towards fellow members and to use membership in AMIA
to better ensure the preservation of moving image collections (and
related materials) for future generations.