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March 4, 2013

The Value of Audiovisual Archives

Try imagining all the world’s existing audiovisual material: all the films ever made, plus the television footage ever shot, plus all the sounds once recorded – add the scientific and military observations and home videos, the (super) 8 mm recordings, the YouTube generation’s creations. Then, try to visualise not the kilometers of celluloid or optical disks…

January 8, 2013

SOIMA2013 Expert Course

Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections DATES 23 September – 16 October, 2013 PLACE Nairobi (Kenya) with study visits to partner institutions Today sound and image records account for a large portion of the world’s memory and are found in diverse cultural institutions. As documents of intangible heritage and contemporary culture they are of immense value;…

November 21, 2011

Recommendation on Digitisation and Digital Preservation

The European Commission has just adopted a Recommendation on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, asking Member States to step up their efforts, pool their resources and involve private actors in digitising cultural material and make it available through Europeana. The recommendation invites Member States to: Put in place solid plans for their investments in digitisation and…

October 28, 2010

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: TVC digital archive holds more than 135.00 hours of video

Press release from TVC UNESCO had proclaimed 27 October as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, to highlight the importance of audiovisual materials (films, records video and audio, radio and television) and  to encourage the protection and preservation of this documents as  fundamental part of the cultural heritage and  expression of national identity. The social and…