NMM Conference Kansas City : Autumn 2019

NMM Conference Kansas City

Board members of the National Media Market met with several stakeholders in Kansas City MO to discuss strategies that would support acquiring work from independent film and video artists in a milieu that is increasingly dominated by large platforms. As an exhibitor at previous National Media Markets, Moving Images director Sylvia Jonescu Lisitza joined American distributors and managers of media collections in this discussion. We are encouraged by the commitment of serious cinema and media studies librarians to continue supporting the film and media art community across North America by continuing to select individual works to be included in their collections. Operating as they do in an environment that features the convenience of streaming platforms, several librarians presented strong arguments to continue acquiring physical media in order to maintain the foundation of collections in an institutional setting.

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