On June 25 and 26 2019, FIAT/IFTA and SEAPAVAA will jointly organise the workshop ‘Databases for Audiovisual Preservation’, prior to the 23rd SEAPAVAA conference in Nouméa, New Caledonia. The workshop will focus on the use of databases for analog collection management and planning preservation, access and disaster management. The workshop will take place at the Université de la Nouvelle Calédonie in Nouméa, while the SEAPAVAA conference is hosted by the world famous Centre Culturel Tjibaou.
To manage an archival audiovisual collection requires an intimate knowledge of the components
of the collection, not only in broad cataloguing terms but also as physical objects. This workshop
is aimed at providing participants with the basic knowledge and skills required to understand the
tools that are available and necessary for collection management and how to use these tools for
planning for ongoing preservation and access, as well as effective disaster management.
The workshop will cover the importance and usefulness of a well-designed database to assist in
the preservation of an audiovisual collection:
- Understand the importance and applications of databases for collection management.
- Understand the principles of how to design/re-design an organisation’s database to assist in
- Understand how to use a database to prioritise objects within collections for preservation and disaster planning.
Underpinning this workshop will be project management skills to design a project or re-design
a database effectively.
Trainers at this workshop will be FIAT/IFTA Preservation and Migration Commission members Etienne Marchand (INA) and Brecht Declercq (VIAA).
More information about the content of the workshop and how to register can be found at the SEAPAVAA Conference website.