The Association of Moving Image Archivists is a non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.
The European Broadcast Union is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with Members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond. The EBU’s mission is to defend the interests of public service media and to promote their indispensable contribution to modern society. It is the point of reference for industry knowledge and expertise.
Europeana.eu is an online portal that acts as an interface to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. More than 2,000 institutions across Europe have contributed to Europeana. Together, their assembled collections let users explore Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage from prehistory to the modern day. Europeana is a catalyst for change in the world of cultural heritage. The Europeana Foundation and its Network create new ways for people to engage with their cultural history, whether it’s for work, learning or pleasure. The Europeana Network is an open, expert forum comprising content holders and aggregators along with providers of technical, legal and strategic knowledge.
The International Federation of Television Archives is an international professional association established to provide a means for co-operation amongst broadcast and national audiovisual archives and libraries concerned with the collection, preservation and exploitation of moving image and recorded sound materials and associated documentation.
The Federation of Commercial Audio Visual Libraries was formed in 1985 as an international, non-profit making, professional trade association limited by guarantee. It represents commercial film/audiovisual, stills and sound libraries as well as interested individuals such as facility houses, professional film researchers and producers working in the industry.
The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) was established in 1969 in Amsterdam to function as a medium for international co-operation between archives that preserve recorded sound and audiovisual documents.
IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. The Audiovisual and Multimedia Section (AVMS) section is the international forum for persons working with non-book media in every kind of library and information service.
The Media & Learning Association
The Media & Learning Association promotes and stimulates the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education in Europe.
The PrestoCentre Foundation is a non-profit organisation that brings together a global community of stakeholders in audiovisual digitisation and digital preservation to share, work and learn. PrestoCentre works with experts, researchers, advocates, businesses, public services, educational organisations and professional associations to enhance the audiovisual sector’s ability to provide long-term access to cultural heritage.
Related Scholarly Networks
The International Association for Media and History is an organisation of filmmakers, broadcasters, archivists and scholars dedicated to historical inquiry into film, radio, television, and related media. It encourages scholarly research into the relations between history and the media as well as the production of historically informed documentaries, television series, and other media texts.
The European Film Gateway gives access to film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques, like newsreels, documentary films, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, posters and photos. The EFG portal is targeted at scientific researchers and the general audience. It offers a look at and behind the scenes of filmmaking in Europe from the early days until today.
Screening Socialism is an innovative research project which explores the culture and memory of television in socialist Eastern Europe. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the project spans five countries and is the first comparative, transnational study of television in Eastern Europe. Screening Socialism will draw on archival documents, narrative analysis of popular television shows, and interviews, in order to investigate the role of television in everyday life, the changing messages it disseminated to the public, the elite’s shifting relationship to the medium, as well as the part it has played in shaping public memory of the socialist period. The project will culminate in a number of journal articles, conference papers, and two monographs on television in Eastern Europe.