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digital archive with "Vineyard"-like sourcing and editing features for local use

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:07 am
by carlsmith
Hi, I work with stake level Public Affairs and have seen our archive of photos, videos and other digital media explode. It is inefficient and nearly impossible to manage especially with a goal to re-use for appropriate future occasions

I would like to see the following made available from technology/services already in use:
- provide stakes with server space to create a "permanent" digital media archive that becomes the repository for stake-level content that survives calling, leadership and organizational changes
- make available at a stake-level the features to crowd-source media projects to include tagging photos & video, editing video, audio and text, etc

Not only will these features be invaluable to those working in PAC related activities but it could also serve as a catalyst for preserving meaningful stake historical data in a way that is currently unavailable


Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:48 pm
by johnsonth
Have you seen If you can get your photos uploaded for general Church use, it might solve the problem you're trying to address. I know that Intellectual Property and privacy issues surround photos, so uploading it through ensures that the proper forms are submitted so that the media is safe to use.

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:09 pm
by carlsmith
yes, combining that with existing vineyard-like features and making it stake specific & managed would be exactly what I am thinking. It could be a closed system used strictly as a tool to edit/archive or it could include the ability to mark content available to share (with appropriate consent)

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:20 pm
by johnsonth
I don't think you could make this stake-specific unless you simply added a stake tag there. Contact someone at with more questions. I don't think there are any plans for making such a tool stake-specific, but who knows.