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Launch of the IASA Preservation Training Programme

 The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) is delighted to announce the launch of the IASA Preservation Training Programme. Developed by IASA’s Training and Education Committee, it is intended to share and develop audiovisual archival skills wherever in the world they are most needed. More information.

Have you booked your place at the IASA 2017 conference dinner?

IASA conference attendees: Have you booked the IASA 2017 conference dinner?

This year's dinner is proving very popular, as it will be a special celebration at the end of the conference and in a typical German family-run restaurant, the Alter Krug, located just round the corner from the conference venue.

Thursday 21st September, from 7.00pm

And the price: only 25 Euros per head (excluding drinks)!

Funding for Digitization of At Risk AV Collections

GRANT OPPORTUNITY REMINDER: Funding for Digitization of At Risk Audiovisual Recordings

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) will begin accepting applications on June 1, 2017 for the second call of the 'Recordings at Risk' program, a national re-granting program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique recordings of high scholarly value in the United States. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation the program will award a total of $2.15 Million in three open competitions in 2017-2018.

Mass digitization of Canadian public broadcaster’s audiovisual archive

CBC/Radio-Canada have announced the mass digitization of the public broadcaster’s audiovisual archive collection.

CBC will digitise 720,000 physical media assets (audio and video) while Radio-Canada will digitise more than 650,000 assets that include audio, video and film.

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