[Session 2] Dear Future: What Digital Preservation Means for You

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Get insights from the National Library, Singapore, National Archives of Singapore and Asian Film Archive on digital preservation.

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1. Web Archiving: From Sites to Bytes

Have you ever bookmarked a favourite website, only to watch it disappear without a trace? Web archiving is a way to take a “snapshot” of a website or webpage and preserve it forever! Find out from Shereen Tay and Jacqueline Lee about how you can use Web Archive Singapore to browse and preserve your favourite Singapore websites.

About the Speakers

Shereen Tay and Jacqueline Lee are Associate Librarians at the National Library, Singapore. They are part of the team that oversees the statutory functions of the National Library Board, in particular, web archiving.


Hear from Archivist Chew Tee Pao as he shares the issues and challenges in preserving films and related materials in the digital format, as well as highlight the importance of managing and caring for your film data.

About the Speaker

Chew Tee Pao has been with the Asian Film Archive (AFA) since 2009. As an Archivist, he oversees the development of the film collection, helps to plan the Archive’s preservation strategies and is also responsible for selecting and overseeing film restorations at the AFA. He has contributed articles on film preservation and co-written a chapter “Independent digital filmmaking and its impact on film archiving in Singapore” for “Singapore Cinema: New Perspectives” published in 2017.

Dear Future: What Digital Preservation Means for You

In this inaugural public seminar, our speakers will share insights on how digital preservation is carried out to preserve our memories for posterity. Join the zoom webinar sessions on 26 and 27 Oct, as well as a physical guided tour on 30 Oct to find out more.

This seminar is organised by the National Library, Singapore, National Archives of Singapore and Asian Film Archive in conjunction with the World Digital Preservation Day on 4 November 2021.

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The National Library Board (NLB) manages a network of 27 public libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. NLB promotes reading, learning and information literacy by providing a trusted, accessible and globally-connected library and information service through the National Library and a comprehensive network of Public Libraries.

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