Archivists, media managers, strategists, developers, curators and researchers gathered today at the Garnisonen Conference Centre in the Stockholm city centre for the first day of the FIAT/IFTA Media Management Seminar 2019.
The Seminar is the ninth in a series called ‘Changing Sceneries, Changing Roles’ that has gained a strong reputation in its 20 years of existence. Hosted by SVT and the Swedish National Library the biannual Seminar returned this year to Stockholm, where it had been also in 2009. For around 160 participants the Seminar was opened by SVT director Hanna Stjärne, Lars Ilshammar, director of the Swedish National Library and by FIAT/IFTA President Bríd Dooley.
Before shifting the focus on more recent themes, a most interesting overview of the evolutions in media management in audiovisual archives in the past 20 years was given by Jacqui Gupta (BBC) and Eva-Lis Green (Swedish National Library) who have been at the helm of the organisation of the Media Management Seminars since the first edition.
In eight further presentations the audience got a thorough overview on the use of artificial intelligence algorithms and feature extraction tools in production and archiving workflows at audiovisual archives all over Europe.
The Media Management Seminar contiues on Friday, with nine presentations discussing subjects as rights management, cloud archiving, high resolution workflows and the new EU AVSM Directive.
More pictures can be found on the FIAT/IFTA Facebook page.
The recap of Day 2 of the Seminar can be found here.