7-8 October: A virtual exchange between audiovisual archive professionals
Approximately six months have passed since the coronavirus outbreak. The cultural and creative industries (CCI), were forced to adapt quickly to the new realm and reposition themselves in the dramatically changed operational context. Most of the discussions and reports that have been shared to date regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the CCI sector focus on the negative consequences. However, despite its disruptive nature, the crisis has also triggered acceleration in the development of existing ideas or creation of completely new ones with regard to the online access, copyright, new creative ways to use collections. AV archival stakeholders can see this moment as an opportunity to work towards generating long-term positive impact.
That’s why we are delighted to invite IASA and FIAT/IFTA members to a joint virtual exchange, during which we share our experiences and use cases on the topic of COVID-19 as a driver for change in accessing digital heritage collections.
The aim of the virtual exchange is to:
- facilitate a discussion on the impact of COVID-19 for the AV archival sector, specifically related to online access to collections;
- gather professionals from the global archival community to discuss how positive changes can be identified and sustained;
- share best practices, individual experiences and by jointly thinking of best ways forward and new strategies.
The main findings will be summarised in a report and published on the FIAT/IFTA and IASA websites.
How to take part?
Please click the link below to register your interest in taking part in the exchange. To accommodate our global network we are hosting the sessions on Zoom at two separate times on 7 October 2020 (Wed) at 4 – 5.30PM CET and one on 8 October 2020 (Thurs) at 10 – 11.30AM CET. Both sessions will follow the same agenda. Registration deadline is 30 September 2020.
To stimulate the debate, online discussion will happen in small discussion groups that will be made before the virtual exchange. Given this interactive format, space for participation will be limited. Hence, a selection will be made, based on the motivation you express. Also, we aim for diversity with respect to experience, country coverage and gender to fully represent the FIAT/IFTA and IASA membership. We will confirm the final list of attendees no later than 1 October. Once the registration is closed, you will receive via email the Zoom link to connect to the exchange.
We’re looking forward to seeing many of you joining us on 7 or 8 October!
Maria Drabczyk, Chair of the FIAT/IFTA Value, Use and Copyright Commission
Johan Oomen, Chair of the IASA Organising Knowledge Committee