18th SEAPAVAA Conference: AV Archives: Why They Matter

26 May 2014 to 30 May 2014
Vientiane, Laos

Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA)

The theme for the 18th SEAPAVAA Conference "AV Archives: Why They Matter" seeks to explore and discuss the myriad of issues listed below, during the two-day Symposium on 26 and 27 May 2014.

In what ways do AV archives matter? To whom and for whom do these archives matter? Do the importance and relevance of AV archives cross national boundaries? If AV archives matter, what must archivists do in terms of their advocacy and branding, engagement with stakeholders, community outreach, provision of access, appraisal, selection, acquisition, documentation and preservation? What resources, opportunities and inspirations are there for archivists to tap on and propel them to garner greater recognition for AV archives and the archiving profession? What challenges do archivists face in their endeavours? How are these challenges being addressed?

Topics of interest for the Symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Archives Advocacy and Branding
  • Stakeholders' Engagement and Community Outreach
  • Archives and National / Regional / World Memory
  • Repatriation of Archival Materials
  • Oral History
  • Home Movies and Amateur Films
  • Copyright
  • Organisational and Ethical Issues
  • Collection Development and Digital Curation
  • Description and Discovery of Audiovisual Resources
  • Digitisation and Digital Preservation


The 18th SEAPAVAA Conference and General Assembly is hosted by the Lao Department of Cinema. The charming and hospitable Laos capital of Vientiane will enchant you and promises to add to the definitive warmth that the annual conferences of SEAPAVAA are known for. Expand your networks, and meet and bond with fellow professionals and institutions in the archiving field. Look out for the conference registration form on the SEAPAVAA website (http://archives.pia.gov.ph/seapavaa/).

  • The Conference has a host of other events including: Symposium on 26 and 27 May 2014
  • Archival Gems Screening on 28 May 2014
  • Trade Exhibition from 26 to 29 May 2014
  • Institutional Visits on 30 May 2014
  • Excursion on 30 May 2014
  • Workshops on 31 May and 1 June 2014
  • 18th SEAPAVAA General Assembly for Members on 28 and 29 May 2014