Open Call for Researcher: AVRA & FIAT/IFTA VUC

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Open Call for Researcher | Audiovisual Research Alliance & FIAT/IFTA Value, Use & Copyright Commission

Moving Beyond Search in Accessing Sound & Moving Image Archival Collections

On the occasion of World Day for AV Heritage 2022, the Audiovisual Research Alliance, in collaboration with the FIAT/IFTA Value, Use and Copyright Commission, is pleased to announce an open call for a new research commission. This temporary research position focuses on how cultural heritage institutions with audiovisual and audio collections move from common search interfaces to using and offering exploration as an expanded approach in their collection interfaces for surfacing content. This research also explores how these expanded approaches interact with storytelling and information visualisation.

The position commences on January 16, 2023, with a final text due May 22, 2023. As part of the research process, the selected researcher will develop and run a working session (online) with FIAT/IFTA’s VUC in early February 2023 to test initial thoughts and receive input/feedback from the FIAT/IFTA community. Additionally, the selected candidate will present the research (online or in person) at the FIAT/IFTA 2023 international conference in Locarno, Switzerland, in autumn 2023.

This research position includes a fee of 5.000 EUR (excl. VAT).

Researchers can be located anywhere, as the position is offered remotely, but will require flexibility in online meeting timing as the AVRA is located in the Netherlands and the peer support team will likely exist across different time zones.

To apply, please submit your CV, cover letter, and research writing samples to AVRA coordinator Rachel Somers Miles at: avresearchalliance@beeldengeluid.nl by November 25, 2022, @ 17.00 CET.

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