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26
MAR
2021

‘COVID-19 as a driver for change in audiovisual archives’: report released

How are archives dealing with issues that emerged during global pandemic? What have the months of disruptions taught us about organisational resilience? A few months ago a group of audiovisual archival professionals from across the globe gathered for a virtual exchange hosted by...
28
DEC
2020

Annemieke de Jong accepts FIAT/IFTA Lifetime Honorary Award

Since 2014 FIAT/IFTA every year gives a special Lifetime Honorary Award to a person who has special merits for FIAT/IFTA and for the field of audiovisual archiving as a whole. Normally the Award, a special FIAT/IFTA Cube, is presented at the end of the annual Gala Dinner and...
11
NOV
2020

Are you considering to become a FIAT/IFTA member?

If you’re considering to become a FIAT/IFTA member, you might want a full overview of our organisation and what’s in it for you. We have compiled a new Membership Brochure, the ideal way to get informed and to know what the next steps are, if your archive would like...
24
OCT
2020

Last meeting of the FIAT/IFTA Executive Council 2018-2020

On 23 October the FIAT/IFTA Executive Council met for the last time in its current composition. The mandate of the current President Bríd Dooley (RTÉ) comes to an end, together with that of six Executive Council members.   The Council thanked the outgoing President for her...
18
OCT
2020

Presidency & Executive Council elections: Call closing soon!

As announced on 18 July, the next FIAT/IFTA General Assembly will be organised on 27 October, 15.00 – 17.30 GMT, following the rules as set by the Statutes of FIAT/IFTA. The deadline to submit candidatures for the Presidency and the Executive Council via email is on Monday,...
10
SEP
2020

European orphan works directive survey

The European Orphan Works Directive (also known under the name 2012/28/EU) sets out common rules on the digitisation and online display of so-called orphan works, of which the authors or rights holders are unknown and can’t be traced. To facilitate the publication of these...
20
AUG
2020

UNESCO webinar: memory institutions and the ‘disinfodemic’

Libraries, archives and museums have a crucial role in fighting the ‘disinformation pandemic’ following the global covid-19 crisis. Within the framework of the UNESCO – Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network (MILID) Response...
20
JUL
2020

2020 General Assembly announcement

Part of the 2020 IASA – FIAT/IFTA joint online conference scheduled on 26 – 29 October will be the FIAT/IFTA General Assembly, taking place on 28 October 2020. The General Assembly is the highest governing body in the Federation. It is composed of Full, Associate,...
06
APR
2020

Join RIPDASA’s professional training webinars in Spanish

In 2019, FIAT/IFTA concluded a collaboration agreement with RIPDASA, the Ibero-American Network for the Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives. This project, led by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the Ibero-American Program for the Development of...
27
MAR
2020

Survey to map endangered video collections: new deadline!

Analog video collections are amongst the most threatened heritage collections because of the combination of the degradation of the carriers and the obsolescence of their playback technology, including the scarcity of devices and spare parts and the diminishing knowledge about how...
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