Please go to the following link for the IASA - FIAT/IFTA Conference:

Back To Schedule
Wednesday, October 28 • 12:00 - 12:30
Archive’s budgets in danger – what now?

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

For years now, the move towards service providers for archive digitization has been the seemingly obvious approach for heritage owners with abundant budgets and funding.
However, many broadcasters and national archives worldwide are by law not allowed to send their physical assets abroad. Nowadays, borders are felt more than ever with quarantine and lockdowns in place due to COVID-19, and budgets for archive departments are in danger of being cut down even further than many already had to endure in the past. Although reactive, production driven archive digitization is being replaced by systematic and retrospective digitization by the majority of institutions, the wrong apprehension that speed and results will slow down if such projects are again insourced is still present in some people’s minds.
By SWOT-ing the pros and cons including a dedicated risk-cost-analysis in combination with respective results from various successful installations with the example of Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, NOA will show the advantages of investing into a workbench for 90+% of the archive rather than spending millions towards outsourcing tasks and jobs, which could otherwise remain within the institutions.

avatar for Lindsay Mattock

Lindsay Mattock

Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa
Lindsay Mattock is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science. Her work focuses on the archival practices of non-institutional archival spaces, such as media collectives and community archives. Her ongoing digital project, Mapping the... Read More →

avatar for Jean-Christophe Kummer

Jean-Christophe Kummer

Jean-Christophe Kummer is managing director and co-founder of NOA Archive. He successfully brought the company from a technical niche solution provider of audio archive digitization and preservation workflows to a large scale operating archive system specialist delivering CAPEX systems... Read More →
avatar for Wigdan Nasr AbdelRahman

Wigdan Nasr AbdelRahman

Head of Digital Archive Section, Sharjah Broadcasting Authority
I am broadcast technology Engineer with more than 25 years experience; started in the field of broadcast engineering at Sudan radio and TV in1994, during which have done a complete twelve radio studios and master control room Renewal and rehabilitation beside the technical support... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:00 - 12:30 GMT
a. Stage