17th SEAPAVAA Conference

27 May 2013 to 31 May 2013
Bangkok, Thailand

17th SEAPAVAA Conference
“Redefining The Audiovisual Archives In The Digital Age”

The focus on "redefining" the audiovisual archives for the 17th Conference of the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) calls attention to the myriad of changes that archives around the world are facing and have to cope with. The impact of these changes range from the redefinition of the archiving profession, its philosophy, principles and legislations, to the strategies employed towards advocacy and the day-to-day operations of archives.

How are audiovisual archives and archivists evolving and rising to the challenges that this digital age has put forth? The 17th SEAPAVAA Conference will explore approaches and possible answers to this question in the two-day Symposium to be held on 27 – 28 May 2013 at the Asia Hotel located in central Bangkok, Thailand.

“Redefining the Audiovisual Archives in the Digital Age”: - topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. Advocacy and the Audiovisual Archivist.
2. Philosophy and Principles of Audiovisual Archiving in the Digital Age.
3. Convergence and Mergers of Archival Institutions.
4. Archival Legislations in the Digital World.
5. Appraisal and Selection.
6. Social Media and Audiovisual Archiving.
7. Home Movies/Amateur Films as part of a National Archival Collection?
8. Management of Legacy Collections, Migration Strategies, File Formats, Best Practices and Standards.
9. Description and Discovery of Audiovisual Resources, Best Practices and Standards.