Animation matters: the Richard Condie fonds and archiving animation
Animation simultaneously functions as commercial asset, fine art form, mode of communication, and shaper of culture, and so its archives is worth preserving. A precursory analysis of animation archives in Canada reveals that they are few. Archivists in Canada have faced constant challenges in their attempts to archive Canadian film. Insufficient resources, evolving technology, and splintered responsibility have left much of Canada's film record fragmented or lost, along with the knowledge it conveys.