University of South Carolina

From their site: “Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) strives to preserve our global moving image heritage, diversify understandings of moving image culture, and envision a better future by encouraging new interpretations of the recent past.
“MIRC began in 1980 with the gift of the Fox Movietone News Collection. Since then, archival holdings have increased to an estimated 6000 hours of material, including local television news and commercials, home movies, micro-cinematographic nature films, and fiction and documentary films from the People’s Republic of China.”

University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections or MIRC includes a wide range of historic material including millions of feet of 1920s Fox News newsreel film and a Digital Video Repository (DVR) containing the compilation home video of Scott Nixon in Augusta, GA.

From their site: “The Moving Image Research Collections Digital Video Repository (MIRC-DVR) serves MIRC’s preservation and access missions. It aims to engage researchers from all walks of life in the process of discovering, enjoying, and contributing to knowledge about the sounds and images it contains—all without adding wear and tear to the fragile originals in MIRC’s care.
When initial development is complete, the MIRC-DVR will be an OAIS compliant, trusted digital repository for very high definition digital surrogates of rare archival film elements. The MIRC-DVR also provides free online public access to lower resolution copies of archival film and video.”

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