At the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive
Satellite Video Exchange Society fonds
VIVO Media Arts Centre was incorporated as The Satellite Video Exchange Society (SVES) in 1973. The SVES has been known to the public as Video Inn, Video In, and Video In Studios.
The SVES fonds include:
The organizational files of The Satellite Video Exchange Society
The Crista Dahl Library (publications, video)
MAAD (media artist and activist documentation files)
SVES Video Guide magazine
The International Video Exchange Directory
Video Out International Distribution collection.
SVES event documentation
Legacy technology and technical manuals
External membership organizations: Vancouver Artists League (VAL), Independent Film & Video Alliance (IFVA), Association of National Non-Profit Artist-run Centres (ANNPAC), Coalition for the Right To View (CRTV).
Special Collections include the archives of media organizations and artists and activists. Below is a list of the major fonds at the CDMLA.
Key to Content Scope in Special Collections
M – Media (video, vilm or photographs in analogue and/or digital form)
P – Publications (books, periodicals, catalogues, posters, promotional materials, zines)
T – Textual Records (correspondence, CVs, other paper records)
E – Ephemera (objects)
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Media Centres, Collectives & Artists’ Initiatives
1973 Matrix International Video Conference & Festival – M-P-T
Canada Dance – M
First Nations Access Program / First Nations Video Collective – M-T
Gayblevision Society – M-T
Metro Media Society – M-P-T
Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres (PAARC) – T
Renegade Library – P
Vancouver Status of Women Woman Alive TV Series – M
Women In Focus Society – M-T-P
To access materials at the CDMLA:
Archivist (Emily Guerrero) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Archive Manager (Karen Knights) – email@example.com