The 2019 FIAT/IFTA World Conference – titled ‘Champions of Value and Trust. AV Archives in the all-media world‘ will take place at the Rixos Hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from October 22nd – 25th and will be hosted by HRT (Hrvatska Radiotelevizija) and supported by the City of Dubrovnik.
Audiovisual content today dominates every aspect of our global media, while technological innovation is expanding the opportunities to connect and deliver on the promise of accessible, sharable value-driven content. In the meantime the AV Archives profession is increasingly relied upon to provide the assurance of quality authenticated source material, credibly managed and maintained for stakeholders.
In the data driven economies, AI algorithms must be trained and servers filled with meaningful content that can be leveraged and reproduced many times over. This makes carefully curated audiovisual archives a particularly attractive partner for the world’s largest technology companies. Media archives are powerhouses of data and have the knowhow and capability to validate the new intelligence products.
This is why the 2019 FIAT/IFTA World Conference programme will feature the following chapters:
- Turbulence in the digital realm
- Maelstrom of future innovation
- Mediation and full openness: a false opposition?
- Tear down this wall! Audiovisual archives, academia and the GLAM world
- Making your mark: strategies for archival impact
Each of these is subdivided into several subjects set out in the Call for Papers. Researchers, archivists, strategists and developers are kindly invited to send us their proposal before April 11th. We welcome presentations based on user experiences, new initiatives or perspectives, striking conclusions, successes but also failures. The main objective is to share knowledge and results with FIAT/IFTA members and colleagues from all over the world in order to understand the lessons learned and new challenges or solutions arising.