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Wednesday, October 3 • 11:30 - 12:00
Shaping the future of audiovisual archiving

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Managers of Audiovisual archives worldwide face a bewildering variety of challenges now and in the future. What should be their key policies and strategic priorities over the next few years? “Towards a New Audiovisual Think Tank”*, a White Paper released in January 2018 by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, with input from a new Think Tank of experts in the Audiovisual field, focusses on ten recommendations for the next ten years, based upon strategic priorities around which action, research and development and resources could be organised. Each recommendation is accompanied by a timeline of the first actions to take. These are being explored in depth by a series of working groups who are working in consultation with the wider archival and cultural community, with the aim to produce handbooks, strategy papers and other publications to help articulate and shape the most important activities for audiovisual archiving.
*Peter B. Kaufman, Towards a New Audiovisual Think Tank for Audiovisual Archivists and Cultural Heritage Professionals (Hilversum, NL: Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, 2018).

Chair
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Gila Flam

Director, National Sound Archives, Israel
Etnomusicologist.  The Director of the Sound Archives of the National Library of Israel for over 25 years.  Expanded the collection and digitized the historical collection between 2007-2013.  Interested in ethnographic recordings and provision of access internationally. 

Speakers
avatar for Johan Oomen

Johan Oomen

Head of Research and Development, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
I'm head of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision R&D Department and researcher at the Web and Media group of the VU University Amsterdam. I'm an elected board member of the Europeana Association, of the EUscreen Foundation and of CLICKNL, the innovation catalyst for the... Read More →
avatar for Richard Ranft

Richard Ranft

Richard Ranft serves on the Executive Board of IASA. He recently retired as Head of Sound & Vision at the British Library, where he had responsibility for developing collections of 7 million sound recordings, 280,000 moving image items and 750m newspaper pages, making them accessible... Read More →


Wednesday October 3, 2018 11:30 - 12:00 GMT
Main Hall / Auditorium Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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