45th IASA Annual Conference and Call for Papers

Dear IASA members and followers,

We invite you to attend the 45th IASA (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives) Annual Conference.

“Connecting Cultures: Content, Context, and Collaboration”

Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday 5th — Thursday 9th October 2014 #iasa2014


IASA is gathering in Cape Town at the National Library of South Africa’s Center for the Book for an in-depth look into the issues surrounding sound and audiovisual archives and their mission to preserve our sound and audiovisual heritage. Please join us from Sunday 5th through Thursday 9th October 2014 for our 45th Annual Conference.

Cape Town’s warm hospitality, diverse cultural heritage and breathtaking natural beauty await your arrival and participation in this inspiring event—Connecting Cultures: Content, Context, and Collaboration—where we will explore such topics relevant to sound and audiovisual heritage as:
- Content and technologies
- Connecting data
- Contextualisation and Curation
- Curators and creators
- Customer-driven services issues
- Crowdsourcing, cataloguing and content management
- Collaborative learning

Come to share and discover how these issues are driving commercial, educational, governmental, and private heritage institutions in new and potentially more relevant and sustainable directions. Cape Town welcomes you to the historic national monument and haven for creativity and learning, the Center for the Book, in the South African springtime of this year, to witness new growth that inspires new ideas and adventurous collaboration.

The Call for Papers is open now until 28th February 2014. Offers of presentations should be submitted via the online form:

Jacqueline von Arb, President, IASA
Bruce Gordon, conference convener enquiries@iasa-conference.com