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Tuesday, October 27 • 10:30 - 11:00
Covid19 and audiovisual archives: seizing arising opportunities

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Approximately six months have passed since the coronavirus outbreak. The cultural and creative industries (CCI), were forced to adapt quickly to the new realm and reposition themselves in the dramatically changed operational context. Most of the discussions and reports that have been shared to date regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the CCI sector focus on the negative consequences. However, despite its disruptive nature, the crisis has also triggered acceleration in the development of existing ideas or creation of completely new ones with regard to the online access, copyright, new creative ways to use collections. AV archival stakeholders can see this moment as an opportunity to work towards generating long-term positive impact. Early October, 40 IASA and FIAT/IFTA members across the globe joined a virtual exchange, to exchange experiences. In this session, we will reflect on the outcomes of this exchange, and facilitate a discussion on the impact of COVID-19 for the AV archival sector, specifically related to online access to collections. The aim of the session during the World Conference is to build on these insights and jointly think of best ways forward and new strategies.

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Judith Opoku-Boateng

Archivist, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana

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Johan Oomen

Research Director, Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision
Johan Oomen is Head of Research and Heritage Services at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and a researcher at the User-Centric Data Science group of the VU University Amsterdam. Throughout his practice, Oomen works on initiatives that focus on providing access to digital... Read More →
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Maria Drabczyk

Project Manager, National FIlm Archive - Audiovisual Institute
Project manager at the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (FINA), in charge of international cooperation mostly focused on access and creative re-use of Institute's digital collection for research, educational or artistic purposes. She is board member of the EUscreen... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:30 - 11:00 GMT
c. Session 2