The rumours are true: a new FIAT/IFTA website is in the works!
In March 2022, the FIAT/IFTA Executive Council assigned our Network and Communications Coordinator to manage the new FIAT/IFTA website project. Since then, he has been closely working alongside the FIAT/IFTA EC and Commissions, identifying how to highlight their initiatives, events and the FIAT/IFTA network in one place.
We approached various web developers in May and evaluated their proposals before settling down on a small agency from Barcelona, Spain. The EC approved the selection, and the work began on July 2022.
Since this week we are celebrating the 2022 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (27 October), we believe this is the best opportunity to showcase FIAT/IFTA’s vision towards a more open and accessible community of audiovisual archivists worldwide.
Today we are sharing a late-August work document created by our web developer. This document was not designed with its distribution in mind; some information might be missing or outdated, some buttons might not work, and various text and images act as placeholders. As a result, the final structure, design and information might differ from this document.
After the FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2022, we entered the project’s final leg. Our web developer is translating the agreed structure and design to WordPress before migrating the existing content from the website to the newly designed one in November.
We are aiming to release the new website later in December. However, this time window might change to early 2023.
Highlighting our Members
When the new website project started, the EC saw an opportunity to make the FIAT/IFTA network visible and accessible to our colleagues worldwide.
To do this, FIAT/IFTA is reaching out to its existing Members to ask permission to list them publicly on the website alongside the Member’s logo, email address and hyperlinks to their website and social media profiles. New Members go through this process when applying for membership.
The above form requires a Google account to be completed because the logos need to be uploaded to Drive via the form. If your organisation doesn’t use Google accounts, you can fill in an alternate version of the form and send in the logos to the Network & Communications Coordinator via email (email@example.com)