The Legatum initiative: Challenges and alternatives to a Brazilian experiment of remote access

This paper summarizes the preliminary findings of the second phase of a research project entitled Digital Challenges and Alternatives for the Safeguarding and Dissemination of Public Audiovisual Archival Heritage (2013–2016). The final phase, lasting three years, is currently in progress and will finish in 2019. The project has collected data on audiovisual archives across Brazil, inquiring about collections scopes, environments, planning and more. One aspect of the project has been developing a beta version of Legatum, an innovative and collaborative digital platform of international scope based on open protocols. Legatum focuses on collections in Romance language institutions and is intended to preserve audiovisual heritage as well as to provide long-term, wider access to users.


This article is part of the book ‘SOIMA: Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage