Leominster.tv Center for
Archival Media Preservation
Leominster.tv is fully committed to not only providing the residents of Leominster with the opportunity to create their own television programming, but in addition, we are committed to creating a lasting legacy to our community…and the world, by creating an audio visual archive of moving and still imagery.
Working in close associating with the Leominster Historical Commission, the Leominster Historical Society, and the Leominster Public Library, Leominster.tv is proud to be creating a wonderful audio visual history collection focusing on Leominster and its environs. This archive, The Leominster.tv Center for Archival Media Preservation resides right here at the Leominster.tv studio facilities at 435 Lancaster Street in Leominster. With the current implementation toward a new fully accessible website infrastructure, we are now embarking on our extended mission to make this center an accessible tool to local researchers, scholars and history buffs interested in learning more about the visual history of the city of Leominster. Our ultimate goal is to make all of our historical video clips available for viewing as QuickTime MPEG-4 (.mp4) files and our still images will be available as .jpg files. Each clip will have associated information about the collection it comes from—its provenance—descriptive metadata about that specific clip, credits and how to cite the work when showing or using it, and a link for sharing thoughts on content and meaning. As time and funds allow, we will eventually move the rest of our in-house 9,000 record database describing our collections and listings (including our complete broadcast media library), to a Web-based hierarchical system online to help scholars and the public find and use the materials. Hopefully, this will be a another working model for using open source tools to contextualize archival moving images for the benefit of teachers, students, and the public. We invite you to comment on your experience viewing the moving images and their context. For more information on LTV-CAMP, please contact Carl Piermarini or Jack Celli at 978-537-7760.
Please use navigation links above to browse our photo and moving picture collections.