rangamaati’s digital archive is an ‘information space’ which may be navigated freely across borders and disciplines. The digital archive collects materials (either in analog format and digitize these or born-digital materials including audio-visual artifacts), assembles these in an open and free platform and curates them for posterity.
This documentation in texts, images, sounds, video, and film always creates an open and virtual space where new slices of knowledge and history are generated. For Foucault the archive is “the border of time that surrounds our present” and Digital archive makes possible this interaction between past and presents more fruitful. It is not merely a place of conserving our past but a place for documentation, for sharing and modifying our views, ideas and intellects and this become possible because of digital media.
Use of Digital tools has transformed the traditional notion of an archive and it is now an innovative and interactive space. Here the readers can always be in touch with the archivists; even they can get information of new additions in archive via mail and social networking sites.
Core objectives behind Archiving Data on Bengal are for organizing academic seminars and workshop on folk culture.
- Tracing the Artisans, Weavers & folk artist from the remote village.
- Documenting various forms of handcrafting, hand weaving & folk culture.
- Making a digital archive of in process of making of handicrafts and handweaving & performance of folk culture.
- Photography and visual documentation of these local art forms to make art lovers aware of the process.
To promote Cultural Tourism and build a Folk Media Online Library
Collecting Books and critical essays on Folklore.
Organizing folk film festivals.
Making Documentary movies based on Folk tradition and circulating them widely through e-media.