Digital Storytelling through social media allows people to shape and develop their own stories on the internet, using free and accessible digital and mobile tools. However, publishing and generating content through these interactive, 3rd party environments often generates questions of ownership, context and technical ability to ensure that community-generated or co-created stories are archived sensitively for future generations.
The Digital Commonwealth project (digitalcommonwealth.co.uk
) wanted to gather together individuals, organisations or projects interested in the issue of archiving digital content for a dedicated symposium to identify the main opportunities and challenges, share good practice and collaboratively generate solutions. The programme for the day covers technical, legal/ethical and practice components and includes opportunities for interactive discussion throughout.
This event was targeted towards those involved in community media, third sector organisations using digital and social media to represent their users, community organisations and academics interested in archiving, digital storytelling and community-based research.