OpenArchive has an active partnership with the People’s Media Record – an archive and repository for community-produced media from Philadelphia. The two organizations joined forces in 2022 to strengthen PMR’s archival tools, workflows, and trainings. Together they are designing and implementing a workshop series for the local community.
OpenArchive previously partnered with an anonymous human rights organization to conduct co-research to threat-model and create personas in order to map out the use cases and ecosystem.Through this co-research, we were able to identify key pain points and threats these communities face and incorporate this research into building responsive, usable tools to help mitigate harm and technological challenges.
Below you’ll find use cases, press releases, and updates from our co-research with our North American community partners.
Read more about our North America work in these posts:
Stay tuned for updates!
The following profiles represent potential Save users based on our needs assessment research with communities in the North America region.
Researcher at a human rights organization
In the past, I would have transferred data to my laptop and uploaded it from there, but I don't do that anymore. I only upload media from my mobile device now.
Freelance Videographer at a human rights organization
I don’t always capture media from professional cameras. I use my iPhone when I need to be discreet.
Archivist at a human rights organization
Social media and messaging apps compress audio and video before upload, which is not an option for our work.