David Pierce

The Media History Digital Library

David Pierce is a historian and archivist. A former curator at the BFI, Pierce is the founder and co-director of the Media History Digital Library (MHDL), a collection of digitised film trade journals, comprising more than 1.3 million scanned pages. He is also co-author, with James Layton, of The Dawn of Technicolor: 1915-1935 (George Eastman House, 2015).

David Pierce’s talk examines the origins and developments of the MHDL and highlights the challenges and possibilities when working with online archival materials.

Useful Sources

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