FIAT/IFTA has produced numerous publications in the field of media archiving. Best known are the proceedings of the FIAT/IFTA Media Management Seminars and the Research Papers resulting from the FIAT/IFTA Media Studies Grant; of both, all editions are free to read and download and from the links below. The papers and presentations of the FIAT/IFTA conferences and seminars can be found in our papers and presentations section.
Proceedings of the FIAT/IFTA Media Management Seminars
The FIAT/IFTA Media Management Commission has organised seminars since 1998, when it was still called Documentation Commission. Except for those of the first and third edition, the highlights of the papers presented at these seminars have been published and are freely available for download below.
|1998||I||London||Documentation Commission Seminar||no proceedings published|
|2004||II||Amsterdam||Media Management in the Digital Era||Download|
|2007||III||Vienna||Media Management Seminar||no proceedings published|
|2009||IV||Stockholm||Keeping your best Content and Metadata||Download|
|2011||V||Toronto||New Challenges in the Audiovisual Archiving Digital Domain||Download|
|2013||VI||Hilversum||Metadata as the Cornerstone of Digital Archiving||Download|
|2015||VII||Glasgow||Setting the Standard in Second Generation MAM Systems and Metadata||Download|
|2017||VIII||Lugano||Embracing Automation – Enhancing Discoverability||Download|
Research Papers of the FIAT/IFTA Media Studies Grant
To enhance collaboration between research and archive communities, to ensure the valorization of academic knowledge for archival practice and to promote research of holdings of member television archives, the FIAT/IFTA Media Studies Commission has set up the Media Studies Grant. This programme offers support for research at member television archives with the aim to study archival material or archiving practices from these institutions. Priority is given to projects that research topics that are relevant for the history of the archive institution, for European television history or for archival practice.