Website review Ethnographic Video for Instruction & Analysis (EVIA) Digital Archive Project. http:// www.eviada.org/ (accessed march 31, 2011). lonán Ó briain University of Sheffield The eViA Digital Archive is a valuable set of collections of digitized and annotated ethnographic video hosted by indiana university and the university of michigan. The archive comprises field recordings by ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, folklorists, and dance scholars from around the world. All collections are peerreviewed by a similarly eclectic editorial board, to maintain high standards of recording and annotation. The primary objectives of the archive are to preserve ethnographic video by digitizing the recordings and to make those recordings available online for educational purposes. Accompanying annotations serve to add descriptive and analytical details that help situate the recordings in their cultural contexts. Funding has come from the Andrew W. mellon Foundation, the university of michigan, the institute for Digital Arts and humanities at indiana university, and other small grants for content and software development. in its early days, depositors to the archive had to attend a summer institute for two weeks. There they edited and annotated the requisite ten hours of footage, though having discussed this with one of the depositors, i learned that
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