LIBRARY EXCAVATION AND MEDIA ARCHIVING
GME is extensively involved in excavating and repurposing library assets in film, television, photography, and print media for a variety of clients, including artist estates, cultural institutions and corporate entities. Our expert staff engages in an extensive excavation of warehouses of material, an item-by-item assessment of the assets, construction of detailed databases about the intellectual property and the physical holdings, and a concurrent evaluation of the cultural and historic importance of the archive. Through this process GME has represented the sale of library assets to cultural organizations, including the Packard Humanities Institute, the Library of Congress, and Harvard University, as well as numerous institutions in Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.
This multi-faceted process of item-level identification, verification, and cataloging is unique to GME. The company, therefore, stands firmly behind all of its assessments.
We have established a strong track record working with a variety of media assets:
- moving image materials (nitrate and safety, 35mm and 16mm)
- photographs (historic and contemporary)
- print materials (books, papers, and ephemera)
For more information about one of our most recent library projects, see:
Rare British films on view at the Stanford – San Jose Mercury News