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31
OCT
2019

Changes in the FIAT/IFTA Executive Council

The FIAT/IFTA Executive Council (EC) partially renews through elections every two years. The last elections took place during the General Assembly at the World Conference in Venice in 2018 and the next round is scheduled at the 2020 World Conference in Dublin. However, also in...
29
OCT
2019

Timeline-survey 2019: results published!

A tradition since 2012, the FIAT/IFTA ‘Where are you on the Timeline Survey’ annually measures where audiovisual archives managing broadcast collections are on their journey to become a fully digital archive. For the 2019 the organising FIAT/IFTA Media Management...
27
OCT
2019

Audiovisual Heritage Day 2019: Press Release

At its World Conference in Dubrovnik, on the 25th October 2019, FIAT/IFTA issued the following Statement in support of endangered audiovisual archives worldwide in celebration of the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2019. The Statement particularly points to a...
29
SEP
2019

FIAT/IFTA Awards 2019: check out the shortlists!

Also this year we have received plenty of highly qualitative nominations for the FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards. The Awards Juries have chosen three shortlisted candidates in every category. Once again, these shortlists mirror the vitality and creativity of the audiovisual...
29
SEP
2019

Towards further automation of rights management

At FIAT/IFTA we continue our efforts to bring interesting and relevant publications of our members to a wider audience. The Value, Use and Copyrights Commission (VUC) has just published their second tool in the field of audiovisual (archival) rights management. The Media Contract...
09
SEP
2019

Join the celebrations of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (27 October) is an initiative of the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) and UNESCO to honour audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions that safeguard our heritage for future generations. As a...
09
SEP
2019

Fill out the Timeline Survey 2019

Television archives worldwide are in a constant transformation. To monitor this transformation FIAT/IFTA every year asks its members to fill out a short multiple choice questionnaire, about preservation formats and content management systems in use at your archive, access to your...
05
SEP
2019

FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards 2019: time to submit!

The deadline is coming closer to submit your proposal for the FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards 2019. We expect your submissions by Friday, September 6th at the latest! The FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards are not only about documentaries or web platforms that featuring...
02
SEP
2019

World conference 2019: early bird and credit card payments

Good news for those who didn’t register yet for the FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2019. The deadline for early bird registrations for the conference has been prolongated until Friday, October 3rd! Also, credit card payments have been opened next to the existing bank transfer...
09
AUG
2019

Fill out the survey of the Magnetic Tape Alert Project

Magnetic tape replay equipment is slowly but certainly fading out. For several magnetic audio and video tape formats, replay equipment is today effectively unfindable or unaffordable. Also the ability to repair playback devices is ever more scarce. While larger collections might...