In a profile of a cutting edge video system in use by Major League Baseball Networks, The New York Times shed light on a little-known system that will ultimately drive future public access to videos of the Rebbe.
Almost a year ago, JEM’s director Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin, along with The Living Archive’s Director of Preservation, Dekel Hamatian, visited MLB Networks in Secaucus New Jersey, as part of their planning for a content management system to catalog and house footage, audio, and photographs of the Rebbe.
“The moment we saw their system, we knew we had found the closest thing to what we’ve been looking to build,” said Shmotkin.
Shmotkin and Hamatian should know. Their research on the subject took them to the Unites States Holocaust Museum and the Smithsonian Institution archives in Washington DC, Fox News Headquarters, and numerous other news and film archives across the United States. After all their travels, they realized that they’d need to build their system from the ground up. “But the MLB visit showed us that a project of this scope can be done, and that our vision of what is possible, is also realistic.”...