The way the world communicates is ever more audiovisual, be it about the past, the present or about the future. Audiovisual collections are therefore ever more considered in terms of their economic and social value. The archives as main managers of these content streams are trying to keep up with these evolutions and FIAT/IFTA is there to help them to achieve this goal. This is the core task of the newly established Value, Use and Copyright Commission (VUC).
The mission of the new Value, Use and Copyrights Commission is to provide a forum for members and experts in the field working together to support valorization, exploitation and opening up of audiovisual collections focused on the end user, e.g. general audiences, education, tourism, and other sectors. The Commission’s core objective is to gather and share experience and knowledge of all aspects in the process of opening up collections in a digital environment (value assessment, copyright and Intellectual Property issues, technology, ethics, user experiences, storytelling, curation etc.) in order to increase awareness and grow the value of audiovisual archives worldwide.
Do you want to know more details about the areas the commission covers, what its key activities will be or who will be a part of it? Find out more here.
The FIAT/IFTA community also would like to thank the Programs and Production Commission (PPC) for its outstanding work in the past years. The commission was founded as the Programming and Productions Commission in 1993, under the lead of Steve Bryant of what was then called the National Film and Television Archive and now the British Film Institute. The first objective of the commission was to establish connections between producers and facilitate productions featuring archival material. Under the lead of SVT’s Lasse Nilson the commission became responsible for the organisation of the FIAT/IFTA Awards. Under the lead of Sue Malden (BBC), Bríd Dooley (RTÉ) and Philippe Van Meerbeeck (VRT) the Awards became FIAT/IFTA’s best known and most appreciated initiative, a tradition continued and expanded with Dorothy Donnan (Al Arabiya) as a Chair. FIAT/IFTA as a whole will continue to take tremendous profit from the experience the Programs and Production Commission accumulated.