The Media Studies Commission of FIAT/IFTA has teamed up with the Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production at Royal Holloway, University of London to conduct a short survey aimed at identifying the types of archival access provided by FIAT/IFTA members to the academic community as well as the forms of research collaboration that have taken place between television archives and universities intended to increase the understanding of the history of television and television output.
There will be a report on the survey’s findings at the FIAT/IFTA World Conference in October 2017 in Mexico City and a panel discussion of how collaboration between archives and academic researchers can enhance the use and value of the television archive.
We would therefore be very pleased if you could take a few minutes to let us know about your access policies for academic researchers and your experience of collaborating with academics researching the history of television. Most of the questions are quick and easy to answer but there is also the opportunity to tell us about collaborations that have been particularly interesting or successful.
Please do fill out the survey in English if possible, your input will be invaluable. We will provide a summary of the survey findings to all participants and hope that you will be able to join the discussion at the Mexico conference.
We’d love to see your answers coming in before 8th September.