For the upcoming conference of FIAT/IFTA (the worldwide organisation that brings broadcasters and television archives together) , the organisation asks itself the question: are our archives Faster, Bigger, Stronger than ever?
FIAT/IFTA examines the archive management of massive events worldwide that thrill and impact on so many people worldwide. How are we “Tagging and Archiving world events” be they international sporting events, all consuming catastrophes or political upheavals? After the Olympics – what do we do with all that content? How was it managed during the Olympics? What are the challenges of digitization and management of large audiovisual collections and new content?
In the year and on the exact location of this year’s Olympic Games, TV archivists will gather from all corners from the world from September 28 – October 2nd. FIAT/IFTA just issued its call for papers and invites:
- PRESENTATIONS, either in the form of a panel discussion on the indicated theme or a paper in a speciﬁed topic.
- WORKSHOPS of approxinately 1 hour duration; must involve a strong element of interaction with the audience.
- POSTER SESSIONS that provide a space where members and conference participants can present their work, activities and projects.
Head over to the FIAT/IFTA website or go straight to the call for papers for more information about how, why and what to submit: http://www.fiatifta.org/wp-content/uploads/CALLFORPAPERS2012.pdf