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Tuesday, October 2 • 14:30 - 15:00
Open access: the case of the National Cultural Audiovisual Archives of India

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The National Cultural Audiovisual Archives (NCAA) was set up with the objective of identifying and preserving the cultural heritage of India available as audiovisual manifestations. During its pilot phase (2014-2018), it is working towards making 30,000 hours of non-commercial, unpublished archival audiovisual recordings available online in the public domain, guided by the principles of open access using open source technological tools. The NCAA is an archive of archives, with 22 institutions whose audiovisual repositories forms the base of the collections that are being digitized and made accessible, giving NCAA a wide geographical coverage, representing a diversity of voices and providing a platform of inclusivity. The partnering institutions of NCAA represent variety along multiple axes – governmental/non-governmental, regional/pan-Indian, archives/museums and research centres/production houses – but have come together due a “shared base of common and mutual values, resources, interests and aspirations.” (Deocampo, 2017) It is the first time that a national network of audiovisual archives has been made possible in India through the NCAA as its partnering institutions have come together to build a community of archives which can articulate infrastructure, financial and technological needs of their sector as a pressure group. This paper will discuss the aforementioned issues in detail imbued with the perspective of participating in building a movement of audiovisual archiving that transcends boundaries.

Chair
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David Larsen

Managing Director, Africa Media Online
David Larsen is Managing Director of Africa Media Online (AMO). Once a journalist and photographer David founded AMO in 2000 with the vision of enabling Africans to tell Africa’s story. AMO enables Africans to tell Africa's story by creating a digital trade route for African media... Read More →

Speakers
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Irfan Zuberi

Project Manager, National Cultural Audiovisual Archives, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Irfan has been involved with the arts for nearly 20 years as researcher, cultural consultant, editor, festival curator and audiovisual archivist. He holds a Master of Philosophy Degree from Delhi School of Economics with a thesis titled ‘Theodor W. Adorno’s Theory of the ‘Culture... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 14:30 - 15:00
Main Hall / Auditorium Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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