Long-term Audiovisual Preservation: Strategy, Planning & Tools

12 Sep 2011 to 16 Sep 2011
Bry-sur-Marne, France

The audiovisual (AV) record of the 20th century is at risk, with digitisation being a solution, but this created a new problem: the preservation of digital AV content. Managers and technical staff of the AV industry need to be knowledgeable of, and understand how to use, the latest digital preservation technologies, in order to procure the safety of these documents of cultural heritage.

Workshop on AV Collections for Non-Specialist Librarians

16 Aug 2011
San Juan, Puerto Rico

This workshop will provide a basic introduction to all aspects of audiovisual collections management and preservation, in response to a felt need to equip the “forgotten people” of audiovisual archiving who are charged with caring for collections about which they have limited professional expertise. The session is intended to open the gateway to networks of contacts and sources of knowledge which the individual can pursue after the conference at their own pace.


2011 James A. Lindner Prize

The James A. Lindner Prize is awarded jointly by the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA), referred to below as "the Associations".

The Prize is awarded to an individual, group of individuals or an organization for research, which by its originality, breath and scope, is having or may have a major impact on the technology of preservation of moving images and recorded sound.

Preservation of Digital Audiovisual Works

22 Jun 2011 to 25 Jun 2011

No matter if you have just started the digitization of your audiovisual collection or you have almost finished it or your collection is already born-digital. Beware that your precious digital data, zeroes and ones, are even in a bigger danger than the original analogue material they have originated from. The preservation process is never finished; it just bears a new adjective: digital preservation.


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