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Monday, October 26
 

13:30 GMT

OPENING PLENARY
*Available in Spanish and French via Interprefy.

The IASA - FIAT/IFTA Joint Conference will be opened jointly by FIAT/IFTA President Bríd Dooley, IASA President Toby Seay and Dee Forbes, Director-General of RTÉ, the host of this conference.

Speakers
avatar for Dee Forbes

Dee Forbes

Director-General, RTÉ
Prior to taking up her role as Director General of RTÉ in July 2016, Dee was based in London for more than 27 years, working for broadcasters and advertising agency Young and Rubicam. Most recently she was President and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Northern Europe. Before... Read More →
avatar for Toby Seay

Toby Seay

Professor, Recording Arts; Director, Drexel Audio Archives, Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States
avatar for Brid Dooley

Brid Dooley

Head of Archives, RTÉ



Monday October 26, 2020 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
a. Stage

14:30 GMT

Break
Monday October 26, 2020 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
a. Stage

15:00 GMT

KEYNOTE: "What it Takes"
*Available in Spanish and French via Interprefy

Moderators
avatar for Brid Dooley

Brid Dooley

Head of Archives, RTÉ

Speakers
avatar for Allison McGourty

Allison McGourty

Producer and screenwriter, LoMax Films
Allison McGourty is an award-winning film producer and screenwriter based in Santa Monica, California. Her debut film, American Epic, narrated by Robert Redford, won the Sydney International Film Festival, and her musical The American Epic Sessions, featuring Jack White, Nas, Elton... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
a. Stage

16:00 GMT

Break
Monday October 26, 2020 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
a. Stage

16:30 GMT

Digital Underground - Acquiring digital releases for the British Library’s Popular Music collection
The British Library’s Sound Archive holds one of the largest collections of commercially-released recordings in the world. Over 250,000 LPs, 360,000 CDs and 200,000 shellac discs have been acquired over the last half century representing more than 100 years of music history. The BL’s historical practices have concentrated on the acquisition of physical items which were labelled, catalogued and put on shelves.
The rise of the digital domain has brought about a reassessment of how to collect and represent popular music. Many commercial releases are now digital-only and have no physical manifestation yet need to be part of the BL’s collections in order to properly represent the UK’s audio heritage. Many artists are bypassing the traditional record label and self-releasing releasing on a variety of digital platforms.
In this presentation I will outline the steps the British Library has taken to deal with the digital domain and how, by working with record labels and industry organisations, the BL has introduced a new methodology to add digital audio releases to the Sound Archive. I will also explain how the library collects digital audio from smaller, less-known and upcoming producers through its new custom-designed submission portal.
*This is an update of the presentation given to the BISA Conference in Dublin, October 2019*

Speakers
avatar for Marija Dumnić Vilotijević

Marija Dumnić Vilotijević

Research Associate, Institute of Musicology SASA
Marija Dumnić Vilotijević is Research Associate at the Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She completed MA and PhD in ethnomusicology at the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts (Belgrade). She is participating at digitization projects (especially... Read More →
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Andy Linehan

Curator, Popular Music Collections, The British Library
Andy Linehan is Curator of Popular Music Collections at the British Library Sound Archive. He has written and broadcast on many aspects of pop music and for nearly ten years taught Popular Music History at the Royal Academy of Music. Publications include the pop music periodicals... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 16:30 - 17:00 GMT
d. Session 3

16:30 GMT

Digitizing the Pierre Henry collection - fidelity challenges in the preservation of audio idiosyncrasies
Musique-concrète composer Pierre Henry is considered one of the major innovators in XXth century music. The Pierre Henry audio collection consists in around 400 acetate discs, 8,500 analog tapes and 4,000 DAT tapes, which have been produced, catalogued and carefully preserved through the years by Pierre Henry and the Son-Ré organization. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France has been commissioned by the composer before his death for the physical and digital preservation of the audio items in this unique collection. The preservation process began with the collaboration between Pierre Henry  himself and the Bnf studio in 2006. After his death in July 2017, in view of the emergency of safeguarding this heritage, the BNF has in turn chosen the Gecko company as the service provider for the digitization part, with a particular focus on fidelity. While technically the highest standards in the quest for migration fidelity have been met, with the use of DSD audio transfers and special in-house bit-to-bit DAT extraction techniques, the particularly creative approach of Pierre Henry towards sound manipulation makes it an exceptionally challenging job. In a way, each audio tape of the archives is a work of art.

In this presentation, Luc Verrier of the BNF with Adrien Bailly and Gaétan Chaignon of the Gecko company, will present the various aspects of this one-of-a-kind project.

Moderators
avatar for Miroslav Culjat

Miroslav Culjat

Programme Manager, RTÉ
Miroslav Culjat is the Programme Manager for all projects across RTÉ Archives. With over 20 years in the Media and Broadcast industry, Miroslav has been leading solution design and service delivery in some of the most demanding and high-profile broadcast environments. Prior to joining... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adrien Bailly

Adrien Bailly

Sound Engineer, Gecko
Adrien Bailly, born in 1988, is a sound engineer based in Paris.He graduated in 2008 from a two years technical degree in Sound Engineering School (BTS audiovisuel public, Montbéliard, France), and in 2009 a three years university degree in sound technics and music (Paris University).He... Read More →
avatar for Luc Verrier

Luc Verrier

Audiovisual digitization and digital preservation expert, BnF - National Library of France
Luc VERRIER, AUDIOVISUAL DIGITIZATION AND DIGITAL PRESERVATION EXPERT BnF - National Library of France, Audiovisual Department Audiovisual technician and expert in sound transfer and restoration, Luc VERRIER has been working at BnF since 1994. In 2016, he also became responsible... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 16:30 - 17:00 GMT
a. Stage

16:30 GMT

Sustaining civil society with archive
As the BBC approaches its Centenary, we must continue to contribute to and reflect the civic and cultural fabric of the United Kingdom. We believe our archive has the unique capability to help sustain and develop civic society, and we are exploring this through partnerships across the GLAM sector and beyond.

In this presentation, we will focus on specific projects we are currently undertaking in order to increase public access to our archives. This will include our work making content available in library branches across Northern Ireland and East Anglia; our nationwide VR tours; cultural partnerships with museums, galleries and artists; providing access at scale to schools and universities; and working with people with dementia and their carers.

We will also preview our plans for the BBC Centenary in 2022.

Moderators
avatar for Louise Broch

Louise Broch

Archivist-researcher, DR

Speakers
avatar for Jake Berger

Jake Berger

Executive Product Manager, BBC Rewind
Jake Berger is Executive Product Manager in the BBC Archive Editorial Team. He has been involved in numerous online BBC Archive projects and products, including BBC Genome, thespace.org, BBC Sound Effects Archive, RemArc, Music Memories and the Computer Literacy Project Archive.


Monday October 26, 2020 16:30 - 17:00 GMT
c. Session 2

16:30 GMT

Visual Information Retrieval in Video Archives (VIVA)
The German Broadcasting Archive (Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv, DRA) preserves, among other things, the archives of GDR television from the years 1952 to 1991. The image quality of the historical material is very heterogeneous - the collections include both colour and black-and-white material, low-resolution images and, in some cases, even screen recordings. This poses challenges for video mining software.

In the DFG-funded research project „Visual Information Retrieval in Video Archives (VIVA)“, the DRA, the Philipps University of Marburg and Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB) in Hannover take on this challenge. Currently 100 concepts and 100 persons are being trained to be recognized in the material of GDR television. A similarity search (query by image) is in test operation.

As part of the project, a software is developed that integrates all steps from the acquisition of training material, through the annotation of individual images, to training and management of the models. The goal is to enable archivists to carry out the entire training process on a user-friendly interface and to be able to independently add new people or concepts to the training when new requirements arise. In contrast to generic mining offers such as Microsoft Indexer, archivists can determine all steps themselves.

The software will be published under an open source license at the end of the project in 12/2020 and will be available to all interested parties. The treasures lying hidden in archives around the world have become much more accessible thanks to digitisation projects – in this context the use of this software for archives has great potential.

Moderators
avatar for Tre Berney

Tre Berney

Director, Digitization and Conservation Services, Cornell University
Tre Berney is the Director of Digitization and Conservation at Cornell University Library where he is responsible for annual digital collections and preservation priorities for Cornell’s Rare and Distinctive Collections. He responsible for the renowned Digital Consulting and Production... Read More →

Speakers
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Joanna Bars

Information specialist, German Broadcasting Archive (DRA)
Joanna Bars holds a master‘s degree in Slavonic Studies and completed her postgraduate training as an information specialist at German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) in 2017. Since January 2018 she has been working at the German Broadcasting Archive (DRA). She heads... Read More →
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Kader Pustu-Iren

Research Assistant, Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB)
Kader Pustu-Iren completed her studies of computer science at Leibniz University of Hannover and received her master's degree in November 2017. Since January 2018 she is working as a research assistant and towards her PhD degree in the Visual Analytics research group at the Leibniz... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 16:30 - 17:00 GMT
b. Session 1

17:00 GMT

As open as possible: ORF-Archives intensify their opening efforts and strengthen their external collaborations in 2020
In the working program of Austria’s new government in autumn 2019 the archives of the national public broadcaster ORF are explicitly asked to “open up and be digitally accessible within the legal framework”. ORF has been opening up its archives for academic and non-commercial research ever since in fulfillment of its educational mandate.

ORF-Archives have been encouraging and supporting universities, institutions and socially relevant organizations for years. For example, ORF-Archives have so far opened outposts at three universities in Wien, Graz and Innsbruck since 2011. Three more universities and academic libraries are likely to open up the next branches of ORF-Archives this year. At these outposts the academic community can search the entire database of ORF broadcasts since 1955.

In 2017 ORF has provided the first worldwide museum and library dedicated to Viktor Frankl, the founder of the logotherapy method, with ORF-content including television discussions, documentaries and speeches of Frankl.

ORF-Archives are also providing the foundation of Cardinal Franz Koenig with a huge amount of ORF-content about the Austrian archbishop. Its library is open to academic and religious researchers.

In 2020 ORF is intensifying its collaborations with prestigious organizations.

ORF-Archives are supplying the private foundation of Maria Lassnig with footage about the Austrian painter. The foundation’s academic library is now expanding its own archives with all relevant ORF-programs about and with Maria Lassnig as ORF hosts and broadcast many of her video arts.

The most time-consuming collaboration for ORF-Archives in 2020 has been the support of the Salzburg Festival celebrating its 100th anniversary in August. Numerous documentaries and programs are going to be broadcast on television and online.

The presentation will offer a lot of video material illustrating the mentioned case studies.

Moderators
avatar for Louise Broch

Louise Broch

Archivist-researcher, DR

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Stifter-Trummer

Ruth Stifter-Trummer

archive journalist, ORF
Ruth Elena Stifter-TrummerORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Austria Ruth graduated Science of Communication and Journalism and Russian language at the University of Vienna; worked as freelance-journalist for different newspapers; is employed with the ORF since 1994 as an... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 17:00 - 17:30 GMT
c. Session 2

17:00 GMT

OPEN
Monday October 26, 2020 17:00 - 17:30 GMT
d. Session 3

17:00 GMT

Poster Session/Lightning Talks
Poster session - now lightning talks! Come for an engaging burst of knowledge!

1. Metadata Wifies, Mannies, Quines and Loons: Volunteering at the National Library of Scotland on the UOSH project. - Robert Smith, National Library of Scotland

2. 12 years digitizing the Mexican sound heritage. - Marco Antonio Aurioles, Fonoteca Nacional

3. The significance of sound documents in Mexico: rescue and safeguard of the nation's historical memory. The legacy of the FONAL - Mariela Salazar, Fonoteca Nacional

4. The terrain of web archiving in organisations: Access and use. - Lungile Luthuli, University of Zululand

5. Acicular Ooze: An Environmental History of Magnetic Tape
- Conor Walker and Nicola Reade, National Library of Scotland



Moderators
avatar for Tre Berney

Tre Berney

Director, Digitization and Conservation Services, Cornell University
Tre Berney is the Director of Digitization and Conservation at Cornell University Library where he is responsible for annual digital collections and preservation priorities for Cornell’s Rare and Distinctive Collections. He responsible for the renowned Digital Consulting and Production... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicola Reade

Nicola Reade

Artist / Sound Practitioner, NLS / New Tempo Productions
I am an artist, sound practitioner and former trainee sound archivist at the National Library of Scotland. During my time at the NLS I specialised in disc media; researching, preserving and digitising their Dean Myatt coarse-groove disc collection. 
avatar for Conor Walker

Conor Walker

Audio Preservation Engineer, National Library of Scotland
avatar for Marco Antonio Aurioles

Marco Antonio Aurioles

Audio Engineer, Fonoteca Nacional de México
Audio EngineerSpecialist in Digitalization of Analog Carriers and Post-Production7 years of experience as a digitizer at the Fonoteca Nacional de México
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Robert Smith

Cataloguing Co-ordinator, National Library of Scotland
MS

Mariela Salazar

Master of Library Science and Information Studies, Fonoteca Nacional
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Lungile Luthuli

Lecturer, University of Zululand


Monday October 26, 2020 17:00 - 17:30 GMT
b. Session 1

17:00 GMT

That tiny spur I hadn't noticed
When we digitize an audio recording, we follow the recommendations of audio preservation specialist bodies, employ well-trained technicians, try to use the best reproduction equipment, and generally have a whole series of graphic aids available to analyze the quality of the work we are doing. These tools are usually focused on the audio signal, which is obvious, but it may happen that something unexpected gets out of hand. By extending the fields and methods of measurement, we can in fact make some interesting discoveries... sometimes even alarming ones. In this paper we demonstrate with practical examples a fact that has really happened to us. Are we really the only ones who have stumbled upon such a case?

Moderators
avatar for Miroslav Culjat

Miroslav Culjat

Programme Manager, RTÉ
Miroslav Culjat is the Programme Manager for all projects across RTÉ Archives. With over 20 years in the Media and Broadcast industry, Miroslav has been leading solution design and service delivery in some of the most demanding and high-profile broadcast environments. Prior to joining... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stefano Cavaglieri

Stefano Cavaglieri

CTO / CIO, Swiss National Sound Archives
Audio re-recording techniques, technology, quality Stefano Sergio Cavaglieri is the Chief Technology and Information Officer of the Swiss National Sound Archives, now a department of the Swiss National Library, in Lugano, Switzerland. His career started back in the late 70's in the... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 17:00 - 17:30 GMT
a. Stage

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Monday October 26, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
a. Stage

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Monday October 26, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
b. Session 1

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Monday October 26, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
d. Session 3

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Monday October 26, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
c. Session 2

18:30 GMT

BBC Wales - Moving to a new HQ and building for the future
BBC Cymru Wales is the Welsh national broadcaster providing a wide range of English and Welsh language programmes and services for audiences across Wales, as well as flagship programmes for the BBC network. It has the largest BBC newsroom outside London, serving audiences across Wales with live news across television, radio and digital platforms seven days a week.
BBC Wales moved HQ in 2020 to brand new facilities in Cardiff and deployed Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) and Orchestration platform to facilitate all workflows and asset management requirements at its new state-of-the-art media facility.
The comprehensive solution offers a centralized content repository and provides tools to orchestrate workflows and media processes across production, news, studios and delivery departments. Intuitive user tools provide easy search and discovery capabilities into their rich archive, making the most of BBC Wales’ content repository.

Moderators
avatar for Dale Grayson

Dale Grayson

Managing Director, Northbound Television

Speakers
AM

Alex Millington

Project Manager, BBC Wales
avatar for Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter

Head of Sales, UK&I, Benelux and South Africa, Dalet
An accomplished technologist and business strategist, Carter has held senior leadership and technical roles with Ooyala and Dalet since 2012, overseeing pre-sales, software engineering, and project delivery functions that optimized customer media supply chains. Carter has a comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Gerti Dhima

Gerti Dhima

Presales and Solution Architect, Dalet


Monday October 26, 2020 18:30 - 19:00 GMT
a. Stage

18:30 GMT

Here Is The News. Sharing the experience of trying to provide access to a television news collection in the digital age
The function of television news has always been to disseminate current events to an audience. The news archive in case of a national broadcaster can offer a record of a society at a particular time. Where once we relied on just the written word to learn about our past a television news archive has the ability to let us see and hear how major and minor events unfolded.  News can add to our understanding of the world we live in.    
RTÉ Archives has digitised news reports broadcast on RTÉ Television from 1985 to 1999 and plans to to make them available at www.rte.ie/archives The collection is a record of events, information, commentary, weather, arts, sport and politics from these 15 years.

For 2020 we have appointed two assistant curators full time to publish material from the RTÉ Archives News Collection.

For the FIAT/IFTA conference we would like to share our experiences of this project. We believe at RTÉ Archives that there is a clear social value in making this collection available to the public. We also recognise that it presents new challenges.

How news was shot 30 years ago has changed. Language and terms used to portray events from this period people today may find offensive. News by its nature often contains upsetting and violent scenes.
What we do not have. This collection is made up of news reports not news programmes. Reports are sometimes incomplete.

It will show the impact of publishing for audiences, research professional and academic, sales and the catalogue at RTÉ Archives.

The presentation will use practical examples as experienced by the publishing team. It will be put together by Liam Wylie Curator Manager and assistant curators Fionnuala Parfrey and Eugene Finn.

Moderators
avatar for Maria Drabczyk

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Fionnuala Parfrey

Fionnuala Parfrey

Curatorial Assistant, RTÉ
Fionnuala is a qualified archivist with an interest in audiovisual collections. She has worked on celluloid cataloguing projects with the Irish Film Archive, managed a large-scale digitisation and digital preservation project with the Irish Traditional Music Archive, and is currently... Read More →
avatar for Liam Wylie

Liam Wylie

Curator, RTÉ Archives
is the Curator Manager at RTÉ Archives. He is responsible for the website www.rte.ie/archives and the @RTEArchives social media channels. He has been the content producer for the projects RTÉ 1916 https://1916.rte.ie/ and http://www.rte.ie/worldwar1/


Monday October 26, 2020 18:30 - 19:00 GMT
c. Session 2

18:30 GMT

Quality Control Experiences from the Large-Scale Film Digitization Project at Bayerischer Rundfunk
In 2018 the public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) launched its film digitisation initiative, which will result in over 50.000 16mm and 35 mm film reels digitally preserved by the year 2028.
Partnering with two service providers has resulted in a high throughput scanning and mastering workflow. To meet its ambitious timeline and quality requirements, BR has additionally created an extensive automated and manual quality control workflow to guarantee specifications for aural and visual quality and structural standards are met.
This presentation will provide an overview of the BR film digitisation project, including the early phase of needs assessment and implementation planning. Details will be given on how the realisation of this large-scale film digitisation activity including quality control needs and its implementation with BR’s practical experience in using VidiCert, the film and video digitisation quality control software. The software checks thousands of files in both ways: efficiently and cost effectively.
We will discuss the innovative approach to quality control for film which automates error detection for the QC operator to quickly review files and make decisions that guarantee high quality preservation and reuse, and that enable partly cassation of the film media. Examples of human verified, critical scanning issues, such as framing errors, monochrome frames, low contrast, freeze frames, unsteadiness and loudness issues will be shared along with the practical experiences made in the first two and a half years of operations where more than 1500 hours have been QC’d and consequently partially be re-scanned.
Overall conclusions for the planning and the realization of such large-scale projects will be given.

Moderators
avatar for Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Investigadora/ Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. PhD in Documentation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She coordinates the Ibero-American Network of Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA). She is Vice-President of the International... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sonja Raffler

Sonja Raffler

Quality Control - Film Digitisation, Bayerischer Rundfunk
I am working for the film digitising Project at Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich, Germany as a quality advisor. My job is to view all the files, which are scanned and mastered by service providers. I have to make sure they have the best possible condition and follow our criteria for... Read More →
avatar for Peter Schallauer

Peter Schallauer

Smart Media Preservation Solutions, JOANNEUM RESEARCH
Peter Schallauer is R&D and product coordinator for audiovisual preservation solutions at JOANNEUM RESEARCH’s Smart Media Solutions research area. He has been working with JOANNEUM since 1995 as scientific and development coordinator creating numerous digital video/movie technologies... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 18:30 - 19:00 GMT
b. Session 1

19:00 GMT

National Sound Archive System
The pronouncement made by the French National Audiovisual Institute in 2004, known as "The Call of Paris", alerted about the critical state of the world's sound and audiovisual memory. It is based on the FIAT/IFTA study that observed that, especially in developing countries, 80% of these files were at risk of being lost. In addition, emphasis was placed on the responsibility of the States to implement preservation policies in order to safeguard their sound and audiovisual heritage.

The Mexican Government responded by creating the National Sound Archive in 2008 and, eleven years after its creation, it has greatly contributed to establish national regulations for the preservation of sound documental heritage, as well as to generate a corpus of policies and guidelines based on national and international standards, and has prepared a team of specialists who have allowed it to establish itself as an authority on the subject.

It is with this background that the National Sound Archive celebrated in October 2019 the First National Meeting of Sound Archives and Sound Collections, and created the National System of Sound Archives with the double purpose of identifying the sound collections that exist already in the country, and of gathering information and data to plan and implement public policies focused on preserving the sound memory of Mexico. Its objectives are:

a) To establish a network of collaboration and support to the entities that had work, in isolation and with different criteria, in the country's sound collections.
b) To contribute to the training of specialized personnel in the processes involved in the preservation of sound documents.
c)    To share experiences and knowledge among librarians, sound archive professionals, specialists and researchers.

Moderators
avatar for Dale Grayson

Dale Grayson

Managing Director, Northbound Television

Speakers
avatar for Mauricio Medina

Mauricio Medina

Deputy director of multimedia resources and contents of the Research Department, Mexico's National Sound Archive (Fonoteca Nacional)
Mauricio Medina has a bachelor's degree in contemporary popular music composition. He has worked at Mexico's National Sound Archive since 2013, where he first developped his skills in the inventory and cataloguing departments. Later, in 2017, he began working on the mexican music... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 19:00 - 19:30 GMT
a. Stage

19:00 GMT

Topics Compass: Guiding Media Archives on their Voyage into Content Publication Online
Media archives are increasingly turning to digital platforms such as social networks to make their collections more accessible and relevant to their audiences. To fulfil these outward-facing ambitions and showcase the value of archival collections to the general public and creators in the media sector, media archives need the right tools to be able to effectively promote their digital content. In particular, organisations require support in seizing the right opportunities to actively participate in societal discussion, using their archival materials to contextualise contemporary topics.

This presentation introduces Topics Compass, a visual analytics dashboard developed in the EU-funded research project ReTV and based on the webLyzard Web intelligence platform, which assists media archives in identifying opportunities to reuse their digital collections through the extraction and prediction of topics of interest among the online audience. It does this by monitoring discussions in news and social media channels across multiple languages and uses data visualisations to provide insights into topics that are currently gaining attention or will be popular in the future, aligning them to digital assets available in the archival collection. The semantic technologies underlying the dashboard extract emerging stories and yield both factual and affective knowledge. A rich portfolio of interactive visualisations presents the results, including a trend chart, stream graph, word tree and geographic map. As a result, media archives can make informed, data-driven decisions about how their content could be leveraged in online publications (e.g. blogs, social media) to contextualise and inform contemporary debates. In our presentation, we will demonstrate the capabilities of the dashboard and present a use case on how media archives can use the dashboard and its predictive capabilities in a social media publication strategy.

Moderators
avatar for Maria Drabczyk

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Rasa Bocyte

Rasa Bocyte

Researcher, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
avatar for Johan Oomen

Johan Oomen

Head of Research and Development, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
I'm head of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision R&D Department and researcher at the Web and Media group of the VU University Amsterdam. I'm an elected board member of the Europeana Association, of the EUscreen Foundation and of CLICKNL, the innovation catalyst for the... Read More →
avatar for Arno Scharl

Arno Scharl

Managing Partner, webLyzard technology
Arno Scharl is the Managing Partner of webLyzard technology, and a Professor of New Media Technology at MODUL University Vienna. Previously, Arno held professorships at the University of Western Australia and Graz University of Technology, and was a Visiting Fellow at the University... Read More →
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Lyndon Nixon

MODUL Technology GmbH


Monday October 26, 2020 19:00 - 19:30 GMT
c. Session 2

19:00 GMT

Validating Media Quality in a Large-Scale Outsourced Media Migration Project. A Use Case
In the digital migration project (DiMi) the Austrian public broadcasting ORF is transferring approximately 300,000 hours of AV-content from IMX and Digital Betacam cassettes into MXF D10 files. For this ORF has placed a 10 years contract with a service provider to transfer the video tapes.

In outsourcing its video cassette digitisation service, one of ORF's non-delegable duties is to examine the delivered archive files for compliance with the agreed quality characteristics, at least on a spot check basis.
For this task ORF decided to use Cube-Tec MXF Legalizer technology to validate the delivered video files for compliance with the agreed quality characteristics. To ease the validation process QC results are scored according to various custom criteria and can be checked within a web-based user interface.

The presentation will be given jointly by Christoph Bauer, ORF Multimedia Archiv, who will explain how the requirements were defined, and Jörg Houpert, Cube-Tec International, who will describe how the technical solution was adapted to special requirements at ORF.

Moderators
avatar for Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Investigadora/ Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. PhD in Documentation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She coordinates the Ibero-American Network of Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA). She is Vice-President of the International... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christoph Bauer

Christoph Bauer

System Administrator & Project Manager for ORF, ORF
Christoph Bauer is System Administrator and Project Manager for ORF. He joined ORF in 1981. Main tasks since then were (excerpts): Project Officer ORF for several EC/IST-Projects (PRESTO, PRIMAVERA, FIRST, NODAL, PRESTOSPACE, eCHASE, PRESTOPRIME, DAVID, EUNOMIA*, etc.), chairman of... Read More →
avatar for Jörg Houpert

Jörg Houpert

Head of Technology, Cube-Tec International
For more than 20 years our team at Cube-Tec International is helping audiovisual archives to innovate faster and in a standards-compliant way.


Monday October 26, 2020 19:00 - 19:30 GMT
b. Session 1

19:30 GMT

Break
Monday October 26, 2020 19:30 - 20:00 GMT
a. Stage

19:30 GMT

Break
Monday October 26, 2020 19:30 - 20:00 GMT
c. Session 2

19:30 GMT

Break
Monday October 26, 2020 19:30 - 20:00 GMT
b. Session 1

20:00 GMT

Meet the Sponsors session - Part 1
Sponsors are a vital part in the networks of FIAT/IFTA as well as IASA. As representatives of the industry they not only provide goods and services essential to the audiovisual archiving work, through their accumulated experience they also reinforce the know-how and empower the innovation in the field.

In this 'Meet the Sponsors' session, the sponsors of the IASA - FIAT/IFTA Joint Conference get the opportunity to present themselves to the participants, introduce the goods or services they provide, and tell or showcase briefly what they have to offer:
  • GrayMeta - Matt Eaton
  • Dalet - Jonathan Coutts-Zawadski
  • AVP - Bert Lyons
  • Atos - Mauro Starinieri
Conference attendants are equally encouraged to visit the sponsors in their virtual sponsorship booths accessible via the conference platform.

Moderators
avatar for Brecht Declercq

Brecht Declercq

Digitisation Manager / General Secretary, meemoo / FIAT/IFTA

Speakers
avatar for Matt Eaton

Matt Eaton

Managing Director, EMEA, GrayMeta
Matt heads the EMEA business for GrayMeta, an AI powered metadata company.He has worked with broadcasters and content owners for over 25 years delivering innovative technical solutions across the supply chain. Matt draws on his industry experience working with major media organizations... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Coutts-Zawadzki

Jonathan Coutts-Zawadzki

Product Marketing Manager and Customer Advocate, Dalet
avatar for Mauro Starinieri

Mauro Starinieri

Global Head of TMT Alliance & Media Portfolio, ATOS
Mauro leads globally the strategy, definition, implementation and promotion of the Atos offerings portfolio for the Media and Entertainment industry. He works closely with the media clients and the Atos teams around the world, ensuring that solutions are closely aligned with genuine... Read More →
avatar for Bert Lyons

Bert Lyons

Partner, Senior Consultant, AVP
Bertram Lyons provides digital preservation consulting and training for the Society of American Archivists, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the FBI, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 20:00 - 21:00 GMT
a. Stage

21:00 GMT

Break
Monday October 26, 2020 21:00 - 21:30 GMT
a. Stage

21:30 GMT

A race against time – digitising the Scottish Ballet video archive
This presentation will outline the ways the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive has been actively seeking partnership and collaboration to fund new video digitisation projects and talk honestly about the challenges and opportunities this has brought to traditional ways of working.

Focussing on a recent donation of some 500 videotapes from Scottish Ballet, find out how we worked in collaboration to prioritise, preserve, digitise and share hundreds of unique performances from dancers across the decades – all against a ticking clock!

Curators have had to innovate to hit project targets and drive the changes in the workflows that are needed to deliver access to the collection. Project staff in technical and cataloguing have brought with them new skills and encouraged us to look afresh at how collections are managed.

Examples of challenges (with audiovisual examples)
• Technical (running three stream digital capture at once, digital restoration work, first use of the National Library’s Scality digital preservation system, the challenges of procuring specialised equipment)
• Organisation (embedding project staff from Scottish Ballet in to the NLS, funding challenges of large scale digitisation)
• Curatorial (joint clip selection, long term agreement re digital seasons - to continue bringing in Scottish Ballet performances in the future, managing the changing nature of cataloguing and metadata and how we appraise analogue audiovisual material in a digital world, rights management / remote online viewing)

With the project coming to an end in March 2020, this will prove a timely opportunity to update on possibilities for future collaborative work (eg. the Modern Ballet course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Scottish Ballet Archive held at Glasgow University’s Theatre Archive, as well as facilities for educational and community engagement)

The presentation will be illustrated with digitised content throughout.

Moderators
avatar for Margarida Ullate i Estanyol

Margarida Ullate i Estanyol

Sound & AV Unit Director, Biblioteca de Catalunya

Speakers
avatar for Ann Cameron

Ann Cameron

Curator, Moving Image, National Library of Scotland


Monday October 26, 2020 21:30 - 22:00 GMT
b. Session 1

21:30 GMT

From Conversation to Action: Expanding NYU APEX Latin American Collaborations
Drawing from discussions held at BRICS Audiovisual Preservation Meeting (Brazil, 09/2019) on the need to rethink the concept “collaborations”, the NYU Audiovisual Preservation Program (APEX) began a project to expand the network of shared knowledge with institutions beyond the US and Latin America,  seeking to generate specific actions and doable projects.

Due to COVID-19, we canceled a meeting planned for April 6/7. However, we held a virtual meeting with 14 international participants. In preparation for the meeting, APEX participants conducted a survey with specific questions on training, technological, and collaboration needed in Latin America. In addition to partial results, we also presented a summary of resources that Latin America may contribute to create more balanced ways to share. We reported on findings from 37 archival institutions across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, and Puerto Rico. We also learned about Latin American projects currently taking place at the Vulnerable Media Lab and York University (Canada), the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Image, and the Latin American Digital Preservation Network (RIPDASA).

Per common agreement, we have set a schedule to advance work in four areas: funding resources; webinar/training in situ; Twin Cities Archival project (following the model of Twin Cities) and circulation of collections. We also intend to complete the survey by including other Latin American and Caribbean basin countries and re-schedule the original meeting.

For this joint FIAT/IASA conference, we would like to provide a brief summary of NYU APEX cooperation philosophy; then we will offer a summary of our findings for this expansion project, the current status of the four projects we have started and specific coordinates to make this initiative extensive to interested international partners. We are open to another presentation type, except for poster presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Juana Suarez

Juana Suarez

MIAP Director, NYU MIAP
Juana Suárez is the Director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University (NYU MIAP). She is a media preservation specialist and a scholar in Latin American Cinema. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Arizona State University, and... Read More →
avatar for Rafael De Luna

Rafael De Luna

Professor, Univ. Federal Fluminense, Brazil
JK

Julieta Keldjian

Universidad Católica, Uruguay


Monday October 26, 2020 21:30 - 22:00 GMT
a. Stage

21:30 GMT

Open Sesame: Cognitive Searching unlocks the riches of video collections
This is a pivotal moment in the tedious business of tagging and indexing media archives. Finally, a little help from so-called intelligent apps that can parse sounds and images at the speed of light. When Canadian company Second Début took on the herculean task of digitizing thousands of hours of TV shows from dusty videotapes, they promised clients to make their content safe and discoverable. So they linked arms with Stratustor, a cloud-based storage start-up devoted to the moving image, serving the most demanding clients in America: TV advertisers.
Built on the Microsoft Azure platform, Statustor was already delivering smart search results based on extensive metadata. But perhaps more could be done.
In this presentation you will learn that with existing tools and applications, searching that begins with simple text entries can be amplified by cloud-based tools that deliver speed and accuracy, saving money in the long run. See how tools like Adobe Bridge can lay the foundation for rich IPTC metadata. Audio tracks sent up to Audioburst can be searched for keywords and play results in 5 seconds or less. And see how cloud services like Microsoft Azure make archiving and retrieving a breeze with the integrated AI Cognitive Search suite of products.

Moderators
RD

Roberto Duif

Sales Director for the Americas, VSN

Speakers
avatar for Jean Menard

Jean Menard

Content Manager, seconddebut.ca
Jean delivered his first one-hour 16mm film on a Scotch UCA60 U-Matic tape to the CBC/Radio-Canada TV network in 1979. Now Content Manager at Second Début, a leading Canada-US digital conversion facility, Jean works with broadcasters, producers, museums and others who need to migrate... Read More →
avatar for Mike Quinn

Mike Quinn

President, MissionControlinc.com
Mike Quinn is Co-Founder and Visual Effects artist at Mission Control, a video post production company in Portland, Oregon USA, specializing in television commercials. Mike has been editing video for over 40 years and understands the importance of keeping track of assets. Mike founded... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2020 21:30 - 22:00 GMT
c. Session 2

21:30 GMT

The Museum of Obsolete Media: Tech evolution and the need for continuous data migration.
The vast majority of physical media created for data storage is no longer in use. Considering Moore’s Law and the quasi-exponential advancements in technology, we may very well take it for granted that the media supports we use today to store our precious achives will sooner or later be admitted to the ever growing museum of obsolete media. As archivists and developers of archive technologies, we need to acknowledge data migration as a necessity.
However, migrating an entire archive from one physical support to another is almost always a burdensome and costly process, taking people out of their routines and as such, being usually postponed to the limit of causing a catastrophe if not done.
That’s when the idea of continuous migration takes center stage, turning it into an uninterrupted, transparent and almost automatic process, part of the daily activity and workflow of an archive, cutting costs and guaranteeing its continuity and longevity.

Moderators
avatar for Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Investigadora/ Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. PhD in Documentation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She coordinates the Ibero-American Network of Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA). She is Vice-President of the International... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joao Querette

Joao Querette

CEO, ALFRED


Monday October 26, 2020 21:30 - 22:00 GMT
d. Session 3

22:00 GMT

80 Years of Literary Audio Archives at the Library of Congress: Preserving Collections from the Physical to Digital
The Library of Congress has been recording, curating and archiving literary audio since the early 1940s— collections that include voices of some of the most prominent poets and writers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

From a case study perspective, this presentation will offer a brief overview of the 80-year history of the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (ARPL) and the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT), exploring how the archives were made and continue to be made accessible to increasingly diverse audiences; the transition from analog to digital formats; and how these collections demonstrate that the Library of Congress is not just a collections repository, but also a content creator and cultural beacon.

Specifically, this presentation will delve into the crucial collaboration between archive curators and digital content experts. The release of digitized audio recordings for ARPL and AHLOT represent two of the Library’s first formalized projects that helped establish formative institutional workflows to document digital processing, metadata best practices, and publishing procedures. These laid the foundation for similar digital preservation practices that the institution continues to build upon for other projects, and demonstrate the vital role that digitally accessible collections play in creating and sustaining cultural value and access.

Moderators
avatar for Margarida Ullate i Estanyol

Margarida Ullate i Estanyol

Sound & AV Unit Director, Biblioteca de Catalunya

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Darby

Kristy Darby

Digital Collections Specialist, Library of Congress
Kristy Darby is a digital collections specialist in the Library of Congress’s Digital Content Management Section. Her professional interests include digital preservation, metadata, and advancing open access.
avatar for Anne Holmes

Anne Holmes

Digital Content Manager, Library of Congress
Anne Holmes is the digital content manager in the Library of Congress’s Poetry and Literature Center, where she curates and manages the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature among other literary digital initiatives. She is interested in enhancing the public’s appreciation... Read More →
avatar for Camille Salas

Camille Salas

Digital Content Management Assistant Head, Library of Congress
Camille Salas is an Assistant Head in the Digital Content Management Section, where she coordinates a variety of digital projects to document and sustain digital preservation processes and procedures to grow and maintain the Library’s permanent digital collections. She is interested... Read More →
avatar for Catalina Gómez

Catalina Gómez

Reference Librarian, Library of Congress
Catalina Gómez is a reference librarian in the Library of Congress’s Hispanic Division. She curates and manages the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape, works on outreach and digital humanities projects, and is in charge of developing the library's collections on Latin American... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 22:00 - 22:30 GMT
b. Session 1

22:00 GMT

AI-enabled Hyper-tagging Engines for Football Archives
With the rise in content consumption and shift in viewership behaviour, football leagues are leveraging AI to log match information at a granular level for quick search and discovery within their vast content archives.

In order to meet this demand for high volumes of content, archivers use a standard process of logging match information and some are even creating match editorials and reviews. However, this process is manual reliant and can be optimized using AI.

AI will not disrupt the current setup, but be a layer atop these processes to drive efficiencies in speed, scale, and costs. Currently, the manual bandwidth becomes bottleneck for churning match logs with quick turnaround times, while API-based methods do not solve the media-specific needs. Moreover, there are no frameworks in the current model to utilize all this manual effort for training AI models. This is where Hypertagging Engines come into the picture - a specialized AI toolset for football match logging that enables the current processes with training data generation in the background. These engines will pave the way for a future-proofed technology by alleviating the technical debt created by the current systems.

In this presentation, we will explore how we have utilized AI-enabled Hypertagging Engines to generate metadata for enriching the archives of our premier client Sportcast GmbH.

With Hypertagging Engines, loggers can continue to do their jobs while  AI continually learns and improves the model over time through Active Learning. After crossing certain threshold of training data, AI starts recommending actions to the logger. With sufficient training data, one can create tailor-made workflows that address the specific needs of the archiver. Eventually, the redundant time spent by the loggers on a single file could now be spent scaling up to tackle large archives and unlock their vast latent monetization potential.

Moderators
RD

Roberto Duif

Sales Director for the Americas, VSN

Speakers
avatar for Sid Rath

Sid Rath

Founder, AthenasOwl
Sid Rath is the founder of AthenasOwl, a custom-AI solution provider focusing on Sports and Media Industry. At AthenasOwl, Sid drives the Go-to-market strategy and the overall product Roadmap. He is currently leading a group of super-talented and diverse individuals who wish to drive... Read More →
avatar for Christiaan Verwaaijen

Christiaan Verwaaijen

Senior Technical Manager, Sportcast
Christiaan Verwaaijen is Senior Technical Manager at Sportcast GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of the German Bundesliga (DFL)He is building and operating Media Infrastructures and Workflows in the DFL Group. Focusing on Media Archive, production and deliveryhe managed and transferred lots... Read More →
avatar for Christoph Forster

Christoph Forster

Head of DFL Media Hub, Sportcast GmbH
Christoph Forster (46) is Head of the DFL Media Hub at Sportcast GmbH in Cologne, Germany. Sportcast is a 100% subsidiary of DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH and responsible for the TV-production of all Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches as well as for the operation of the digital... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 22:00 - 22:30 GMT
c. Session 2

22:00 GMT

Creating a TV guide of archives in Brazil
The goal of the “TV Guide of archives in Brazil” is to map the broadcast archives in Brazil and assess whether there is application of methodologies for archival management, physical and digital preservation of the collections in the spaces of custody, in order to facilitate access and consultation to the programming shown in Brazil.

The Guide will be developed based on the scope of an oficial document by Agência Nacional do Cinema (ANCINE, 2015) entitled “Broadcast TV in Brazil: economic and structural aspects”, when the three major commercial networks were surveyed (Globo, Record and Bandeirantes) through information found on their websites and affiliated broadcasters.

If one considers that television history is part of a country’s cultural heritage, television broadcasts (from commercial, public, community or state broadcasters) should be available for reuse by scholars, or professionals interested in factual footage or entertainment programming, or grandparents willing to share their childhood, or artists, or students, or fans, or… in short, anyone should be able to access and reuse broadcasts, for new audiovisual productions or just for fun, not limited to the experts in the archival business.

But, here in Brazil, when we think about television audiovisual records - prior to copyright issues - there are very basic questions to be addressed, such as:
Where are the television archives located?
Are they accessible for external users or for in-house demands only?
What media they collect and preserve?
How is this media managed? Are MAM Systems implemented?
What kind of metadata creation is in place at present?
Do they have efficient information retrieval systems?
Which collections are actually preserved and accessible?
Who are the audiovisual archivists doing invisible hard work?
Where are Brazilian television archives based on the FIAT/IFTA timeline?

Transnational collaboration can redesign audiovisual heritage preservation and promote access to information for all.

Moderators
avatar for Rafael De Luna

Rafael De Luna

Professor, Univ. Federal Fluminense, Brazil

Speakers
avatar for Maria Byington

Maria Byington

Content Researcher, PPGMA-FCRB / TV Globo
Maria Byington is a Brazilian audiovisual researcher developing the study Brazilian television: collections, access, preservation and use at PPGMA-FCRB, the professional Master's degree Postgraduate Program in Memory and Collections at the Casa de Rui Barbosa Foundation, and working... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 22:00 - 22:30 GMT
a. Stage

22:00 GMT

Jane Paul the Archivist Behind the Collection
This presentation is a profile on the greatest film archivist you've never heard of - Jane Paul(b.1958-d. 2018). Jane Paul's 31 years of service at New Zealand’s Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, and its predecessor, the NZ Film Archive is a monumental contribution to film archival practice. Jane’s influence on New Zealand’s moving image heritage is evident in the collections she brought in, the grants she received, and the respect she garnered from her peers  Nevertheless, Jane's 31-year career is an extraordinary example of the people, often women, who do outstanding work, leave behind a legacy so large, and yet remain unsung heroes in our field.  This presentation will explore Jane's legacy while evaluating how we acknowledge film archival contributions. Whose labor is highlighted, and whose labor goes unacknowledged.

Moderators
avatar for Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Investigadora/ Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. PhD in Documentation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She coordinates the Ibero-American Network of Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA). She is Vice-President of the International... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rosie Rowe

Rosie Rowe

AV and Film Preservation Specialist/Head of AV Preservation @ ISU University Library, Iowa State University Library
Rosie Rowe is the Film and Audiovisual Preservation Specialist at Iowa State University.  Previously, they were the AV Preservation Senior Advisor for the New Zealand National Archives. Their main professional focus is designing realistic AV preservation infrastructure and workflows... Read More →
KC

Katherine C’Ailceta

Katherine C’Ailceta is an archivist based in Wellington, New Zealand. She studied audiovisual archiving at Charles Sturt University and has worked with audiovisual archives for over a decade. She currently works at Archives NZ


Monday October 26, 2020 22:00 - 22:30 GMT
d. Session 3
 
Tuesday, October 27
 

08:30 GMT

Be Popular with Young People: To Build a Fashionable and Energetic Image of Archives
Shanghai Audio Visual Archives (SAVA) is the first professional institution to implement centralized management on radio and television program files in China, which is also the only professional audio and visual archive in Shanghai. In order to fully utilize the social value of SAVA, we need not only to cooperate between institutions, but also to set up good trust relation with the public. Traditional audio visual archives focus on a professional image. But with the time developing, this kind of single-focused institution image brings big limitation, which is hard to attract young generation (below 35 years-old). Therefore, it becomes the topic we have been exploring in recent years that how to enrich the brand image of SAVA and how to build-up the relationship between SAVA and young generation. SNS and We Media platform bring us opportunity that we use WeChat Official Account, improve the image courses and make VLOG, to show the historic images to young people with a more interesting way.
In this presentation, we will show you the importance of SAVA's attracting young audience, and the effort and exploration we made for this purpose. And we will discuss with you about how to enhance the influence power among young audience in the future for SAVA.

Moderators
avatar for Valentina Martone

Valentina Martone

Archivist, RAI

Speakers
YD

Yue Ding

Shanghai Audio Visual Archives


Tuesday October 27, 2020 08:30 - 09:00 GMT
c. Session 2

08:30 GMT

NHK’s diversification of search methods using AI
NHK preserves over 1 million titles of programs and 8 million news footages, which are used not only for rebroadcasting but also as materials for new program production. Until now, the only way to find video from these vast amounts of content was to do an exact keyword search, and in preparation for that, we had to manually input metadata to each   content. However, there are problems such as work labor for annotation and deterioration of retrieval accuracy caused by the fluctuation of the notation. To solve these problems, we have developed various search functions using AI engines. In this presentation, I will introduce "Similar Content Search" and "Free Text Search" using concept search technology, and the automatic annotation using face recognition technology.

Moderators
avatar for Judith Opoku-Boateng

Judith Opoku-Boateng

Archivist, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana

Speakers
avatar for Jun Asano

Jun Asano

Engineering Administration Department, NHK
Jun Asano joined NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in 2013 after graduating from electrical engineering major. He works at Engineering Administration Department and his main duties are planning and developing information systems that enable consistent file-based workflow from production... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 08:30 - 09:00 GMT
d. Session 3

08:30 GMT

The curator as crux in the modern multimedia archive?
The convergence of media has shifted perspectives on collections in many audiovisual archives. The changes in media production and distribution have repercussions for acquiring new media collections. The position of archives has changed in the explosion of content creation. In 2018 Sound and Vision formulated a new collection policy and started an editing board for its online and onsite presentation. Leading in the new collection policy is the subject or function of the content and no longer the medium itself or the way of distribution. Four pillars have been defined for the collection: 1. News and Information 2 Culture and Entertainment 3. Amateur and Commissioned productions 4. The Media Landscape. Key operators are four curators. Their assignment is the further development of the collection, its visibility and the increase and exchange of knowledge about collections. The curator connects the internal processes of the archivists and the editing teams to the external professionals in academia and heritage. The authority of the curators is crucial in this process. This presentation will show examples of how a change in collection policy, the production of content by Sound and Vision and the crucial position of curators improve the social role of the archive and help make the archive future proof.

Moderators
avatar for Dana Mustata

Dana Mustata

Assistant Professor, University of Groningen

Speakers
WK

Wytze Koppelman

Curator, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision


Tuesday October 27, 2020 08:30 - 09:00 GMT
a. Stage

08:30 GMT

Turning Preservation Challenges of Music, Sound and Video into A Positive Repository in Ghana, GBC as a case study
It is an acknowledge fact that the colonial experience left its mark not only in political, religious and economic life of Ghanaians and for that matter Africans, but also in the field of education, entertainment and  broadcasting media as well as preserving the cultural history and heritage of the people through audio visual Preservations. Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) holds one of the biggest collections of Gramophone records, magnetic tapes, numatic tapes and other formats of video and sound. This presentation focuses on  how the preserved  materials and the new ones created daily are  being managed in GBC, to reflect what could be happening across the country of Ghana and Africa as a whole. It illuminates the reasons of their happening and suggest ways they can be mitigate if not eradicated completely and  how the digitised materials can be secured and made accessible for the benefit of the entire universe.

Moderators
avatar for Pio Pellizzari

Pio Pellizzari

Vice-president / T&E Committee, IASA

Speakers
avatar for Moses Adjetey Adjei

Moses Adjetey Adjei

Archivist and Musician in charge of databases, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
I am a Musician with insight into Ga Traditional folk music, a Sound Archivist and a researcher. As a a Sound Archivist and researcher, I have done presentations and discussions on  many platforms about how challenging music (sound) and video archives can be turned into positive... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 08:30 - 09:00 GMT
b. Session 1

09:00 GMT

Archive for the young
One of the major challenges facing broadcasters worldwide is how to attract and retain youth audiences. For those charged with leveraging broadcast archives, this challenge can appear even more stark – what appeal can old content have to young people? The BBC Rewind team has sought to show that archive can have broad appeal and, through innovation – in technology, platform and approach – they have successfully unlocked the BBC archive for audiences of all stripes.

The social media presence of BBC Archive is one example of how the Rewind team take decades of archive content to places where young audiences can be found, giving previously undervalued content new life through an approachable and engaging tone. BBC Archive content has also been used to embrace and explore new content platforms and technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, to drive popular podcasts, to enhance engagement with quizzes and to distil complex historical narratives for new generations.

In this presentation, the Rewind team discuss our underlying strategies, explore our successes and reflect on the continuing nature of the challenge of retaining and refreshing young audiences.

Moderators
avatar for Valentina Martone

Valentina Martone

Archivist, RAI

Speakers
CD

Ciaran Daly

Assistant Producer, BBC
Ciaran Daly is an Assistant Producer on the BBC Rewind project. Ciaran’s background is in journalism. After studying in Dublin he wrote for titles including The Irish Times and The Irish News.  He works on BBC Archive’s social media feeds and contributes short-form videos to... Read More →
avatar for Gary Milne

Gary Milne

Assistant Producer, BBC Rewind
Gary Milne is an Assistant Producer on the BBC Rewind project after previously having worked in the archives at STV. He works on archive-led short-form videos across the BBC site for News, Sport and BBC Ideas and helps curate content for BBC Archive's successful Social Media feeds... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 09:00 - 09:30 GMT
c. Session 2

09:00 GMT

Content Recommendation
Since several years RAI is digitalizing the Italian video heritage library. Rai started video broadcasting on  3rd of January 1954 and nowadays a big digital library is available as “Le teche RAI”.
Such content is available on the RAI OTT service (available on any digital device) called RaiPlay, where, for example, contents from the 60s and 70s and later are easily available.


ATOS has integrated for RaiPlay a Content Recommendation platform which examines the available content through semantic analysis algorithms and then catalogs them based on their characteristics. Each registered user is profiled in his actions such as playing videos, adding to his list, sharing on social networks, etc., and all these actions build a profile that is useful for identifying and predicting what content to propose.
The RaiPlay applications mix in the same page new contents, popular contents, archive contents and contents from different categories in different stripes, each strip is composed by editorial suggestions and profile based suggestions.

The solution implements an analytics engine that is capable to analyze different users’ attitudes toward different kind of content including heritage material from “Le Teche RAI”.
Furthermore, ATOS realized a prediction engine based on classification methods that use logistic regression algorithms implemented in Python: these prediction algorithms are used to assess in advance the future popularity of a content and understand the effectiveness of the metadata used to classify the content. Metadata accuracy is even more important when ingesting content produced several years ago.
In addition the solution implements traditional recommendation algorithms based on content affinity and is able to guide the user in finding even more heritage content, this helps RAI to give more value to historical contents and to effectively increase their cultural and economic importance.

Moderators
avatar for Dana Mustata

Dana Mustata

Assistant Professor, University of Groningen

Speakers
avatar for Mauro Starinieri

Mauro Starinieri

Global Head of TMT Alliance & Media Portfolio, ATOS
Mauro leads globally the strategy, definition, implementation and promotion of the Atos offerings portfolio for the Media and Entertainment industry. He works closely with the media clients and the Atos teams around the world, ensuring that solutions are closely aligned with genuine... Read More →
avatar for Germano Leoni

Germano Leoni

Client Partner, ATOS
Germano started his carrier in the Ericsson R&D center in Rome working for 17 years in research and development. Since 2008 he is proposing, designing and delivering innovative Media solution architectures for the main Italian broadcasters and telecom operators, spanning from content... Read More →
avatar for Tonio Di Stefano

Tonio Di Stefano

RAI
Born in Rome in 1959. Degree cum laude in communication system (electronic engineer).Is working in Rai since 1997, after 10 years in Telecom Italia group.Always involved in technical activities in the CTO’s area.From 2009 to 2014, CTO of Tivù (a company providing free terrestrial... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 09:00 - 09:30 GMT
a. Stage

09:00 GMT

My TV lies over the ocean: 12 years digitizing French overseas audiovisual heritage
2007 - 2020. It took more than a decade to go through the TV collections produced and broadcasted by the French overseas public network RFO. 9 different stations, from North Atlantic to South Pacific oceans, facing challenges as sorting carriers highly damaged by humidity, harmonizing technical and documentary metadata, transferring tons of material from across the globe, setting technical facilities onsite… The list of issues to overcome is endless.
If the first steps were to focus on sensitive carriers as film reels, 1” or 3/4 “ tapes which were shipped to INA headquarters, the main innovation was the creation of an itinerant technical facility to process onsite DVCPRO and Beta carriers (see FIAT/IFTA 2014, Amsterdam).
A close and fruitful partnership between INA, Vectracom and our host in the stations led to the digitization of more than 150 000 hours of programs that are now preserved and accessible.
Let’s take a step aside and analyze the successes and setbacks of this worldwide and unique experience.

Moderators
avatar for Pio Pellizzari

Pio Pellizzari

Vice-president / T&E Committee, IASA

Speakers
GA

Geneviève Abadie

Project Manager, INA
Genevieve Abadie is project manager in the Collections division, technical department, of INA. She’s in charge of the overseas digitalization program between Outremers 1ere and INA. She is also responsible for the integration of media and metadata into INA databases on this pro... Read More →
avatar for Brice Amouroux

Brice Amouroux

Dep. Head of Technical Department, INA


Tuesday October 27, 2020 09:00 - 09:30 GMT
b. Session 1

09:00 GMT

Studying representation on British television using computer vision and deep learning
There is a growing evidence base around diversity and equal opportunities in television. In the UK, the broadcasting regulator Ofcom has published the annual Diversity in Broadcasting report since 2017, requiring the main five UK broadcasters to provide data on legally protected characteristics such as gender, racial group, and disability of workers, both on and off screen.

Nesta (an innovation foundation) and Learning on Screen (who operate BoB, an on demand TV and radio service for education) have partnered to investigate how to apply novel methods to archived broadcast content for more efficient diversity monitoring.

Using a sample of broadcast content from free-to-air channels, we apply computer vision and machine learning methods (including face detection and facial attribute classification algorithms using deep learning) to analyse the characters who are shown on screen and how they are represented on British television. We discuss the findings and challenges of using these novel research methods, including those posed by copyright law. Getting permission from rights holders to use large amounts of copyright protected works for AI purposes is often impractical, if not impossible. In this context, can users of audiovisual archives rely on copyright exceptions? How can archivists assist and advise users who wish to use protected materials under exceptions? This parallel session presentation will explore these challenging questions as well as other ethical, socio-legal and technical implications.

Moderators
avatar for Judith Opoku-Boateng

Judith Opoku-Boateng

Archivist, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana

Speakers
avatar for Raphael Leung

Raphael Leung

Data scientist, Nesta
Raphael Leung is a Principal Data Scientist at Nesta, where he uses novel data and data science to generate useful evidence in the form of peer-reviewed research outputs for the creative industries.Recently, using web-scraping and natural language processing, he analysed text on arts... Read More →
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Bartolomeo Meletti

Education and Research Executive, Learning on Screen, UK
Bartolomeo Meletti is the Education and Research Executive of Learning on Screen, a membership organisation specialised in the use of moving image and sound in education. He also works as Creative Director for CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre at the University... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 09:00 - 09:30 GMT
d. Session 3

09:30 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
a. Stage

09:30 GMT

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Tuesday October 27, 2020 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
d. Session 3

09:30 GMT

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Tuesday October 27, 2020 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
b. Session 1

09:30 GMT

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Tuesday October 27, 2020 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
c. Session 2

10:00 GMT

A walk through the BBC NI Digitisation project, the challenges and lessons learned
BACKGROUND
BBC NI Digitisation project is a 3 year project (2017 -2020) which supports the wider BBC commitment to preserve and open up its archive and ensure that it can be used by the public and as wide a range of institutions and organisations as possible. Our newly digitised archive content was used to full effect during 2019, the anniversary of The Troubles. In future, through the BBC Rewind team and BBC Centenary productions, it is hoped that the general public will be able to search a complete cultural history of Northern Ireland from the 1950’s onwards.

METADATA
Working closely with our colleagues in BBC NI Technology, we found a method to match pre-existing archive metadata to newly digitised assets, creating an efficient and effective workflow.

QUALITY CONTROL AND DISPOSAL
We needed to digitise content to the most suitable codecs, considering quality and budget constraints.  In depth workflows were developed to check each file using technical equipment and "eyes and ears".  Working closely with BBC Archives to develop a means of testing the veracity of the newly digitised files can give our Senior Leadership Team the confidence to agree the disposal of over 100,000 video and audio carriers.

Moderators
avatar for Pedro Félix

Pedro Félix

Coordinator, ANS (ei)

Speakers
PC

Paul Caulfield

Senior Media Manager, BBC
Paul Caulfield is Senior Media Manager at BBC Northern Ireland. He has over 19 years experience with the BBC archives, and has worked across all genres of programming, most recently in the Factual department. He has played a central part in the BB NI Digitisation project liaising... Read More →
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Marinda Hamill

Head of Archives, BBC
Marinda Hamill is Head of Archives at BBC Northern Ireland. She has worked in the BBC Archives in Belfast for 22 years and managed the Media Management team for the past 18 years. Most recently, as product owner of the BBC NI Digitisation project, she has worked closely with BBC NI... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:00 - 10:30 GMT
b. Session 1

10:00 GMT

Artificial Intelligence for a role change in television archives: the ATRESMEDIA experience
New technologies based on Artificial Intelligence algorithms have been implemented in ATRESMEDIA Archive, Spain, since 2019.

Focusing primarily on media assets with a strong predominance of speech content, the project covers the identification and segmentation of speakers for video content, as well as the automatic cataloguing of still images.

These new functionalities have been carefully integrated in the ATRESMEDIA MAM workflows and embedded in cataloguing tools and processes. The user’s search interface has also been adapted to incorporate this new source of automatically generated metadata. Optional search modes and visual distinction of metadata according to its origin are both elements of this integration, as well as the new ontology which is surfable through graphs, trees and nodes. The first objective to be achieved with this new approach to media management in ATRESMEDIA will be the significant reduction of the highly time-consuming work of segmentation and description of this type of media files, as it has been conceived as a real and tangible aid in daily operations. By leaning on technological innovations, there is a very ambitious objective underlying this project: the challenge of transforming the traditional role of television archivists, gradually putting aside such tasks as selection, cataloguing and searching in favor of another professional profile more committed to the content generation and management itself.

Moderators
avatar for Virginia Bazán-Gil

Virginia Bazán-Gil

Project Manager, RTVE

Speakers
avatar for Eugenio Lopez de Quintana

Eugenio Lopez de Quintana

Head of Archives, ATRESMEDIA
Eugenio López de Quintana is Head of Archive at ATRESMEDIA, the leading communication group in Spain that operates in television, radio, internet, film and audiovisual productionEugenio is responsible for the strategic definition of services, policies and procedures. He has been... Read More →
avatar for Antonio León Carpio

Antonio León Carpio

CEO, ETIQMEDIA
In 2016 I founded ETIQMEDIA, a company specialized in putting Artificial Intelligence at the service of audiovisual content. The ETIQMEDIA platform introduces a new concept: supervised cataloging, where the automatic audio and video processing generates a large part of the information... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:00 - 10:30 GMT
a. Stage

10:00 GMT

Beeld en Geluid at home - making the most of the Corona crisis
Currently we’re in the middle of the Corona crisis and not yet sure where it will end. What we do know, is that living in a digital world helps us get through. Families working and homeschooling at the same time couldn’t have done this a decade earlier. This counts for audiovisual archives as well; had we not been so thoroughly digital in our collections, systems and processes, we would not have been able to keep up.

Reaching our dedicated and specific audiences in broadcasting, research and education during the corona crisis has turned out to be ‘business as usual’. But our digital collections can be relevant for a relatively new audience at home as well. Especially the elderly, who are less active on social media but have more need for archival content to lift up their spirits and remind them of better times. How to reach this new audience?

During the crisis we set up a campaign titled ‘Beeld en Geluid at home’, in which we combine all of the (social) media channels we already had. We collaborate with the National Public Broadcaster to distribute archival content in lineair and non-lineair ways; airing archival content which is afterwards published online on the on demand channel of the public broadcaster NPOStart. By broadcasting the archival content we reach the audience that isn’t as active online. This requires a collaborative effort in selecting and clearing content. Two organisations with different products and priorities, who haven’t always been aligned, working together during a crisis is exciting and complex. We will monitor which and how many people we will have reached and evaluate to see if it is possible to keep the channel online after the crisis. The lessons learned will be shared in this presentation.

Moderators
avatar for Judith Opoku-Boateng

Judith Opoku-Boateng

Archivist, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana

Speakers
avatar for Julia Vytopil

Julia Vytopil

Head of Education and Media Professionals, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Julia Vytopil is Head of Education and Media Professionals at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. After her education at the Netherlands Film Academy and working in film and TV production for several years, she started working at Sound and Vision in 2009 for the project... Read More →


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

10:00 GMT

RAI Children’s Programmes. How to approach TV broadcasting for kids in audiovisual archives?
RAI has always focused on the educational and pedagogic goals of public broadcasting, thus producing children’s programmes of great quality. The programmes written and produced internally, especially from the ‘50s to the late ‘70s, are examples of top quality TV products, regarding the content (didactic, artistic, cultural) and the specific audiovisual storytelling methods employed. They were created and designed by well-known writers, artists, actors, musicians, but also directors, scenographers and illustrators of that time, and made to educate and divulge culture guaranteeing the appropriate language to reach the public and, at the same time, cultural quality.

Being sometimes considered “less interesting” because of the audience they address, children’s programmes have often been unnoticed. Nevertheless, they open up a multitude of research perspectives, ranging from social, pedagogical, educational, anthropological, and historical studies to analysis of the TV narratives and languages specifically conceived for the target audience and the media employed.

Our research starts from a general survey on RAI’s children programmes, now part of the digitisation and documentation workflow within the Rai Teche Multimedia Catalogue, aiming to bring those items and their qualities to light, to provide access to them and, where possible, to make them reusable.

The study opens up insights and debates on the ways and methods (platforms, metadata, access models) that could be worked out to make these programmes available and accessible to a public that may include not only the “usual” archive researchers but also some “tiny” or young users and the universe of people around them: teachers and parents as well as authors and directors, who could find ideas in the past to build new projects in the future.

Moderators
TD

Tom De Smet

General Director - Beeld en Geluid The Hague, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Speakers
avatar for Elena Caterina

Elena Caterina

Archivist, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana
Elena Caterina is an archivist for Rai Teche since 2019. Her activity concerns controlling the television programmes documentation, checking the metadata to grant their searchability within the Multimedia Catalogue. She studied at Sapienza University of Rome where she completed a... Read More →
avatar for Marianna Gallerano

Marianna Gallerano

Archivist, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana
Marianna Gallerano is an archivist at RAI Teche, the Italian national public broadcasting audiovisual archive. She works in the field of Documentation and Technologies for the Digital Catalogue, examining metadata in order to check its accuracy and conformity with the guidelines and... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:00 - 10:30 GMT
d. Session 3

10:30 GMT

Atos DiMi - A Digital Journey based on human expertise
The ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Company) decided to turn the physical tape archive into a file-based resource. Therefore, ORF assigned Atos in 2015 to support in creating Austria’s largest multimedia-based archive. The project was settled for 10 years with 300.000 hours (approx. 600.000 individual tapes) of audio-visual content.
The structure of the ATOS Digital Migration project (DiMi) is based on a very strong collaboration between ORF, Atos and suppliers/partners (NOA, Joanneum Research,…).
Although many challenges occurred which no one would have anticipated, we have been able, due to this setup of the project, to provide solutions with total satisfaction for all involved parties.
The present quality has been reached and held by several monitoring steps supervising the process of digital migration. But by no means are these steps just automated as Atos relies on its qualified employees and not, as other approaches do on a robotic based solution. ORF and Atos entrust the project in a team of people with different backgrounds.
But not only the team reflects a mixture of different knowledge points. The ATOS DiMi in itself is a project based on intensive communication with its client ORF as well as with its Atos internal and external experts & partners such as NOA and Joanneum Research.
The upcoming presentation will provide a deeper look into the structure, the challenges we encountered and solved, as well as the lessons learned during these first five years of digital migration.

Moderators
avatar for Pedro Félix

Pedro Félix

Coordinator, ANS (ei)

Speakers
CS

Christoph Schramm

Atos IT Solutions and Services
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Christoph Bauer

System Administrator & Project Manager for ORF, ORF
Christoph Bauer is System Administrator and Project Manager for ORF. He joined ORF in 1981. Main tasks since then were (excerpts): Project Officer ORF for several EC/IST-Projects (PRESTO, PRIMAVERA, FIRST, NODAL, PRESTOSPACE, eCHASE, PRESTOPRIME, DAVID, EUNOMIA*, etc.), chairman of... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:30 - 11:00 GMT
b. Session 1

10:30 GMT

Covid19 and audiovisual archives: seizing arising opportunities
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.

Moderators
avatar for Judith Opoku-Boateng

Judith Opoku-Boateng

Archivist, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana

Speakers
avatar for Johan Oomen

Johan Oomen

Head of Research and Development, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
I'm head of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision R&D Department and researcher at the Web and Media group of the VU University Amsterdam. I'm an elected board member of the Europeana Association, of the EUscreen Foundation and of CLICKNL, the innovation catalyst for the... Read More →
avatar for Maria Drabczyk

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

10:30 GMT

Get into gear! From an idea to a regularly broadcast archive segment on Austrian public television
I have been working as a media archivist for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation for almost a quarter of a decade. During these years the digital revolution took us quite for a ride.  
As a young documentalist I solely connected av-content with metadata. In what felt like the blink of an eye, I found myself in quite a few new and unexpected roles. Among others, editing archive-content-themed social media posts and hosting an archive segment on TV. The latter is going to be the primary topic of my presentation.
In 2018 I started to co-host an archive-themed TV afternoon show segment that was broadcast weekly for 39 episodes. It was followed by me hosting a midday show segment since March 2019. This program still airs currently. Both segments were conceptualised by archivists. A genuine archive approach so to speak.
It is essential for media archives to stay relevant within changing scenarios. I am convinced that this also means to be seen. Figuratively but also literally. Nobody knows archive content better than we do. Therefore, I believe that nobody is better equipped to do a better job with archive content than archivists themselves.
This presentation offers a comprehensive overview of the project management steps that were taken in order to get our archive segments on screen. I will provide information on brainstorming, piloting and keeping the segment afloat.

Moderators
TD

Tom De Smet

General Director - Beeld en Geluid The Hague, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Speakers
avatar for Michael Vielhaber

Michael Vielhaber

Editor & Media Asset Manager Multimedia Archives, ORF


Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:30 - 11:00 GMT
d. Session 3

10:30 GMT

Where to apply AI? Measuring the value of automated metadata and machine translations in professional media archive use
Machine learning based technologies have spawned a number of technical pilots, prototypes and proof-of-concepts in recent years, but how to measure which ideas and visions should be further refined into everyday tools and workflows for media archives and media companies? This session presents findings from the MeMAD project (memad.eu) end user evaluations where archivists and other media professionals tried out different combinations of automatically created metadata in their daily tasks.

We present and discuss alternative approaches and strategies for evaluating the usefulness and quality of tools like automated speech recognition (ASR), face recognition, machine translation and named entity recognition (NER), supported by case examples from the project evaluation sessions. This session also describes potential winning combinations of these technologies for different user groups and tasks

Instead of technical performance metrics of different algorithms, we focus on topics such as end user experience and overall productivity in the media industry context. This session also discusses different requirements and preconditions that our archive tools and data need to meet to be able to perform these types of evaluations, as well as observed differences between human based and machine based content description practices.

MeMAD is an Horizon 2020 research and innovation project. This session is co-presented by two of the project partners: Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company representing the industry needs in the project and Limecraft providing and developing the project prototype platform that has been used in the project evaluations.

Moderators
avatar for Virginia Bazán-Gil

Virginia Bazán-Gil

Project Manager, RTVE

Speakers
avatar for Lauri Saarikoski

Lauri Saarikoski

Development Manager, Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company
Lauri Saarikoski works for Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company (https://yle.fi/aihe/about-yle), focusing on improving methods and work processes around media and metadata. He has been actively developing and piloting automated methods for metadata creation with a number of Yle... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:30 - 11:00 GMT
a. Stage

11:00 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
d. Session 3

11:00 GMT

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

11:00 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
b. Session 1

11:00 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
a. Stage

11:30 GMT

Meet the Sponsors session - Part 2
Sponsors are a vital part in the networks of FIAT/IFTA as well as IASA. As representatives of the industry they not only provide goods and services essential to the audiovisual archiving work, through their accumulated experience they also reinforce the know-how and empower the innovation in the field.

In this 'Meet the Sponsors' session, the sponsors of the IASA - FIAT/IFTA Joint Conference get the opportunity to present themselves to the participants, introduce the goods or services they provide, and tell or showcase briefly what they have to offer:
  • NOA - Jean-Christophe Kummer
  • Prasad - Simon Clark
  • TMD - Tony Taylor
  • Vizrt - Richard Cooper and Alejandro Hervella

Conference attendants are equally encouraged to visit the sponsors in their virtual sponsorship booths accessible via the conference platform.

Moderators
avatar for Brecht Declercq

Brecht Declercq

Digitisation Manager / General Secretary, meemoo / FIAT/IFTA

Speakers
RC

Richard Cooper

Account Director, Vizrt
AH

Alejandro Hervella

Regional Product Manager, Media & Online, EMEA, Vizrt
avatar for Simon Clark

Simon Clark

Vice President Marketing and Business Development (Europe), Prasad
Simon Clark’s first experience with film was more than 36 years ago as an engineer working for UK film scanning pioneers Rank Cintel. Simon stayed with Cintel in various roles including Product Management and Operations Director until 2012. During this time, he travelled throughout... Read More →
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Tony Taylor

CEO, TMD


Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
a. Stage

12:30 GMT

Long Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
a. Stage

13:30 GMT

KEYNOTE: Television Studies and Television News: The Urgency of the National and Local Televisual Record
The post-2016 era has pushed many to reevaluate their work in the context of racism, xenophobia, political corruption, and even physical isolation.  Academics need to ask themselves how their research and their teaching can address our current situation. In the field of television studies, researchers require access to audio-visual archives to support their critical research agenda, but the pandemic has obviously made that difficult. Outside of the current moment, though, a persistent problem bedevils television research that is engaged with issues of social justice, and that is the uneven preservation of TV news. Pandemic or no pandemic, access to television news is compromised by a number of factors, not the least of which is the overwhelming amount of programming to capture and archive. In this address, I highlight the importance of TV news archives to researchers who wish to understand and communicate to their students how the news straddles information and entertainment.

*Available in Spanish and French via Interprefy

Moderators
avatar for Toby Seay

Toby Seay

Professor, Recording Arts; Director, Drexel Audio Archives, Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States

Speakers
avatar for Deborah L. Jaramillo

Deborah L. Jaramillo

Associate Professor, Boston University
Deborah L. Jaramillo is associate professor of Television Studies and director of the Film and Television Studies Program in the Department of Film and Television at Boston University.  Her research focuses on the history, industry, and regulation of U.S. television.  She is the... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2020 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
a. Stage

14:30 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
a. Stage

14:30 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
b. Session 1

14:30 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
c. Session 2

15:00 GMT

FIAT/IFTA General Assembly - Part 1
Moderators
avatar for Brecht Declercq

Brecht Declercq

Digitisation Manager / General Secretary, meemoo / FIAT/IFTA

Speakers
avatar for Brid Dooley

Brid Dooley

Head of Archives, RTÉ


Tuesday October 27, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
c. Session 2

15:00 GMT

IASA General Assembly - Part 1
Speakers
avatar for Toby Seay

Toby Seay

Professor, Recording Arts; Director, Drexel Audio Archives, Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States
avatar for Lynn Johnson

Lynn Johnson

e.tv Pty Ltd., e.tv Pty Ltd.
Library systems manager for 10 years at e.tv, South Africa's first independent, free to air, terrestrial television station and home of eNCA, South Africa's first 24 hour broadcast news service. Work with digital asset managements systems that manages news and programme content and... Read More →
avatar for Pio Pellizzari

Pio Pellizzari

Vice-president / T&E Committee, IASA
avatar for Zane Grosa

Zane Grosa

Head of Audiovisual Reading Room, National Library of Latvia
Zane Grosa studied music in Latvia and the USA, and completed her Information Management degree in Australia. Since 2008 she has worked at the National Library of Latvia, first cataloguing sound recordings, and from 2012 managing the library’s audiovisual collection. Since 2009... Read More →
avatar for Bert Lyons

Bert Lyons

Partner, Senior Consultant, AVP
Bertram Lyons provides digital preservation consulting and training for the Society of American Archivists, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the FBI, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution... Read More →
avatar for Richard Ranft

Richard Ranft

Richard Ranft serves on the Executive Board of IASA. He recently retired as Head of Sound & Vision at the British Library, where he had responsibility for developing collections of 7 million sound recordings, 280,000 moving image items and 750m newspaper pages, making them accessible... Read More →
avatar for Ross Garrett

Ross Garrett

Project Manager ICT, National Film & Sound Archive Australia
All things audio!, I am an avid pro tools user, I run a home studio, focus on restoration of audio carriers and have a broad skills set in audio engineering outside my job at the NFSA. I have been working on improvement of practices at the NFSA and increased volume of digitizatio... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
b. Session 1

16:00 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
c. Session 2

16:00 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
b. Session 1

16:30 GMT

FIAT/IFTA General Assembly - Part 2
Moderators
avatar for Brecht Declercq

Brecht Declercq

Digitisation Manager / General Secretary, meemoo / FIAT/IFTA

Speakers
avatar for Brid Dooley

Brid Dooley

Head of Archives, RTÉ


Tuesday October 27, 2020 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
c. Session 2

16:30 GMT

IASA General Assembly - Part 2
Speakers
avatar for Toby Seay

Toby Seay

Professor, Recording Arts; Director, Drexel Audio Archives, Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States
avatar for Lynn Johnson

Lynn Johnson

e.tv Pty Ltd., e.tv Pty Ltd.
Library systems manager for 10 years at e.tv, South Africa's first independent, free to air, terrestrial television station and home of eNCA, South Africa's first 24 hour broadcast news service. Work with digital asset managements systems that manages news and programme content and... Read More →
avatar for Pio Pellizzari

Pio Pellizzari

Vice-president / T&E Committee, IASA
avatar for Zane Grosa

Zane Grosa

Head of Audiovisual Reading Room, National Library of Latvia
Zane Grosa studied music in Latvia and the USA, and completed her Information Management degree in Australia. Since 2008 she has worked at the National Library of Latvia, first cataloguing sound recordings, and from 2012 managing the library’s audiovisual collection. Since 2009... Read More →
avatar for Bert Lyons

Bert Lyons

Partner, Senior Consultant, AVP
Bertram Lyons provides digital preservation consulting and training for the Society of American Archivists, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the FBI, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution... Read More →
avatar for Richard Ranft

Richard Ranft

Richard Ranft serves on the Executive Board of IASA. He recently retired as Head of Sound & Vision at the British Library, where he had responsibility for developing collections of 7 million sound recordings, 280,000 moving image items and 750m newspaper pages, making them accessible... Read More →
avatar for Ross Garrett

Ross Garrett

Project Manager ICT, National Film & Sound Archive Australia
All things audio!, I am an avid pro tools user, I run a home studio, focus on restoration of audio carriers and have a broad skills set in audio engineering outside my job at the NFSA. I have been working on improvement of practices at the NFSA and increased volume of digitizatio... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
b. Session 1

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
c. Session 2

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
b. Session 1

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
a. Stage

18:30 GMT

FIAT/IFTA Awards candidates session
The FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards are designed to honor outstanding archival initiatives and projects that have improved significantly the ways in which the archives are preserved, managed and used. Any initiative that brings the professional preservation and management of audiovisual archives to a higher level, any project that valorizes the use of archive in an outstanding way, is eligible to enter. Members of FIAT/IFTA can nominate their own organisation, or they can nominate a person or organisation with whom they have collaborated to bring the project to a successful end.

During this session, the shortlisted candidates get the opportunity to present their projects to the plenary audience of the conference.

Moderators
avatar for Brecht Declercq

Brecht Declercq

Digitisation Manager / General Secretary, meemoo / FIAT/IFTA

Speakers
avatar for Guan Yijin

Guan Yijin

External Affairs Officer, SMG-SAVA
We can talk about IT technology in the media asset system
LL

Li Lei

Project Manager, SMG-SAVA
GD

Gabriele Di Matteo

Technical Engineer, RAI
I am employed at Teche Rai Radio Televisione Italiana in Turin, (Italy) since 2009; the mission of the Teche is to preserve, archive and digitize the audiovisual heritage of Rai.I started as specialized technician in the recovery of old problematic carriers especially U-matic and... Read More →
DK

Danila Komar

Technical Engineer, RAI
avatar for Roeland Ordelman

Roeland Ordelman

Head of R&D, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Roeland Ordelman PhD, is specialist information technology with a background in IT research, audiovisual archiving and industry. He is Innovation Manager at Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and principal investigator Language, Speech and Multimedia at University of Twente... Read More →
AC

Annelies Cordes

Project Manager Ingest, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
avatar for Antoine Bayet

Antoine Bayet

Head of Digital Publishing, INA
avatar for Arnoud Goos

Arnoud Goos

Product Manager Archive, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Responsible for opening up the archives for third party AV collections and archives (for city archives, government, university's, museums, etc). 


Tuesday October 27, 2020 18:30 - 19:30 GMT
a. Stage

19:30 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 19:30 - 20:00 GMT
a. Stage

20:00 GMT

Beyond access. The National Sound Archive of Mexico (Fonoteca Nacional de México) and its audience
In these times in which the general audience believes that everything is available online, document collections are a reminder of the opposite: that not everything is–or can be–online, at least not yet. And even if it were, if the audience does not know it, it is as if it did not exist.

Preservation of sound document heritage goes well beyond access to them, high-resolution digitization, or its use by specialized users. For over a decade, the Fonoteca Nacional (National Sound Archive of Mexico), via its Promotion and Communication Department, has attempted to go beyond this type of preservation by promoting cultural practices based on collaboration between the institution and the community, so that the latter can own and re-signify the heritage preserved by the institution.

New communication technologies give users access to sound documents, but it is necessary to provide tools and practices that enable users to appropriate this heritage and thus generate new meanings that link them to their context. For example, the Mapa Sonoro de México (Sound Map of Mexico)–a digital platform by the National Sound Archive–has become a tool for social cohesion and historiographic queries: thanks to the fact it allows any person with a smart phone become a sound recorder who can enrich the Map. Thus, it becomes a living archive for the diverse Mexican sounds. The project–that has surpassed 70 thousand users in the past three years–completely transcends the idea of access and, via interaction, portrays Mexican society enabling to explore its present and past diversity.

The lecture will detail how this initiative, along with the National Sound Library Newtwork (Red Nacional de Audiotecas), Traveling Sound Archive (Fonoteca Itinerante), Musiteca, monthly events calendar, exhibits, Sonic Garden (Jardín Sonoro) and radio productions, enable us to go beyond access. How a dialectic relation between sound heritage and sound document heritage is created, ensuring the effective preservation of documents.


Tuesday October 27, 2020 20:00 - 20:30 GMT
a. Stage

20:00 GMT

Glastonbury New Bands Competition: a report into the technical challenges migrating an optical disc collection
The Glastonbury Festival donated the 2003 – 2006 competition entries for their New bands Competition to the British Library for long-term preservation; the collection totals over 4000 optical discs, primarily Compact Disc-Recordable (CD-R).  The New Bands Competition is run as part of the annual music festival and gives unsigned bands/musicians the opportunity to submit their demo recordings to a panel of judges, who then select their favourites to perform at the summer festival.  The collection was transferred to a stable file-based format in 2019, as part of the Library's ambitious Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project.  

The migration of the collection presented many challenges, and contradictions - being optical media, large parts of the workflow could be automated, the data extracted verifiably bit-perfect and faster than real time. However as the collection is populated by poor-quality CD-R stock with many examples written in low-quality domestic burners, the data was not easily extractable in many cases and we had to develop a multi-stage workflow that could rip large quantities of discs without problem, while being easily adjustable to accommodate 1:1 transfer of severely degraded discs.

Our paper will outline the step-by-step workflow and the hardware/software employed, including tools developed in-house, to successfully extract and preserve this unique content.  The collection represents a wonderful snap-shot of the British music scene in the early 2000s, which has now been fully preserved, and adds further re-enforcement that optical media is not a stable storage medium.

Speakers
GS

Gosha Shtasel

Preservation Audio Engineer, British Library
Gosha Shtasel is a Preservation Audio Engineer & Trainer at the British Library. He works on preserving the British Library sound collection and provides training and support to three regional hubs as part of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project.
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Tom Ruane

Preservation Audio Engineer / Trainer, British Library
Tom Ruane is a Preservation Audio Engineer & Trainer at the British Library, with over 10 years experience in the audio preservation field. In his current role on the ambitious Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project, which aims to digitise and fully preserve 160,00 at-risk recordings... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 20:00 - 20:30 GMT
b. Session 1

20:00 GMT

To Set the Object in Sound: Audible and Inaudible Content in the Age of Digitization
The physical aspects of recorded sound media are the qualities that make them interesting but also problematic to preserve. The very features that made creation and manipulation of recordings magical are the features that ultimately fail, degrade and corrode. The possibilities and limitations of media that led content creators to make choices which affected the formal qualities of a recording are retraced by audio archivists when digitally capturing the content of recordings. Physical material is therefore meaningful, and consulting it can be fruitful to research.
I will elaborate on two experiences working with non-commercial analog audio, exposing unexpectedly overlooked conditions that could be left behind after digitization.
Encounters with the physical media of sound carriers evoke the creative practices of people working with recorded sound. Many of these practices are now obsolete, but definitely influenced the way people used audio: from everyday administrative tasks to the musical avant-garde.
While surveying archival collections of recordings many instances were presented to me where creative interventions to the media remain inaudible in the recording. Teaching undergraduate students with these primary source materials revealed how the conditions of the media format was meaningful content itself.
Discoveries from these experiences lead me to pose questions for consideration by this community of archivists, historians, teachers, musicians, and engineers:
How has medium dictated method? How has it informed our listening, composing, editing, and saving audio materials presently, and in the future?
What is missing from research if the object is not consulted, but only the digital recording?
How can archives and special collections libraries make these objects apparent or present to researchers?

Moderators
CP

Claus Peter Gallenmiller

http://www.phonomuseum.at/, cpg-schallarchiv@gmx.de

Speakers
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Lauren Walker

Head of Digital Projects, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas Austin
Lauren Walker is the Digital Projects Librarian at the Ransom Center. Previously she was an Audio Digitization Technician and the Project Archivist who surveyed the Center?s audio collections. She has a BFA from the SAIC and an MSIS from UT-Austin.


Tuesday October 27, 2020 20:00 - 20:30 GMT
c. Session 2

20:00 GMT

Virtual Map of Krzysztof Kieślowski's "Decalogue", or online meeting of archive and great cinema
The Map of The Decalogue is an online guide that lets users explore the Polish capital of Warsaw through the locations featured in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Decalogue. This digital resource was created by the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute and can be found at mapadekalogu.pl. Each description of given location is accompanied by scanned excerpts from the original screenplay, short clips from the relevant, digitally remastered original episodes, and contemporary photographs by Piotr Jaxa. Responsive website provides visiting all the places physically and virtually. During my presentation I will try to explain how a bright but simple idea of searching for an effective way to help admirers of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Decalogue to find locations from this classic television series has resulted with a magnificent meeting of archive, cinema, and the living city.

Moderators
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Bas Agterberg

Curator, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Speakers
AW

Anna Witek

Senior Programme Specialist, The National Film Archive - Audiovisual Institute (FINA)


Tuesday October 27, 2020 20:00 - 20:30 GMT
d. Session 3

20:30 GMT

Archives and Cinema: the use of CPDOC’s archive in documentaries of the “Workshop for Audiovisual Productions”
This parallel session presentation proposal intends to introduce the use of the archive of the Center of Research and Documentation (CPDOC) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in documentary films made by undergraduate and postgraduate students. Founded in 1973, CPDOC owns one of the biggest archives in contemporary history of Brazil, composed by the Program of Personal Archives and by the Oral History Program. In 2019 we organized the 6º edition of the “Workshop for Audiovisual Productions”. The Workshop was created with the goal to approach the archival collection of CPDOC to a public that is not very familiar to the documentation world and its practices. The historical language of archives represents a challenge in terms of its use in cinematographic productions, since the aesthetics presented in the construction of the filmic language represents a different nature from the constitution of the documents of the archive, both textual and the historical oral narratives.

With the Workshop, we experienced the documentary cinema presenting itself as a space of possibilities in terms of propagation of historic content.  The Workshop seeks to explore these potentialities, stimulating new gazes and raising new questions upon the documental material. Thus, the making of the Workshop can represent a new implement for diffusion and access to historical knowledge, expanding the way that CPDOC's audiovisual archive can be explored and accessed by a public that goes beyond the academic environment.

Moderators
avatar for Bas Agterberg

Bas Agterberg

Curator, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Speakers
LS

Luisa Santana

Analyst of Documentation and Information, CPDOC / Fundação Getulio Vargas
Luisa Maria Silva de Santana is an Analyst of Documentation and Information of the Audiovisual and Documentary Nucleus of the Center for Research and Documentation of Fundação Getulio Vargas.  She has a bachelor's degree ins Social Sciences by the Universidade Federal Fluminense... Read More →
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Ninna Lima

Analyst of Documentation and Information, CPDOC/ Fundação Getulio Vargas
Ninna has a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and is currently enrolled at CPDOC's professional Masters program, in the field of history. Her research subject is the management and diffusion of CPDOC's Oral History Program. 


Tuesday October 27, 2020 20:30 - 21:00 GMT
d. Session 3

20:30 GMT

Defeating DV. Or, How to Make Lemonade Out of Lemons
In the English language, the saying 'making lemonade out of lemons' means to take something that is negative or difficult and turn it into something positive. The DV format is a 'lemon' in the video preservation world. Its tape is thin and prone to drop-outs, errors, and data loss. Degraded sections may yield wildly diverging results from deck to deck or even playback to playback. The technical characteristics of the recordings can be heterogeneous, with changes in settings within one collection, within one cassette, and even within one data stream.  But is there a way to make 'lemonade' out of these 'lemons'?"

Within their broader preservation strategies, meemoo (until February 11, 2020: VIAA, Belgium) and Indiana University (USA) started a project for the transfer of the images on thousands of cassettes containing baseline DV, DVCAM, and DVCPRO in 2019. Both institutions consulted extensively with each other when building the workflow with their vendor and determining the output formats for their projects. They kept in mind both the usability of the output files and the principles of audiovisual preservation. As these carrier types are ever higher on the preservation agenda of many audiovisual archives, both institutions want to share their experiences and offer solutions to frequently asked questions, such as: which output wrapper, codec, and file specifications to choose? To normalise audio and video parameters to one configuration or to preserve the heterogeneity of the source signal? And which player output to choose—the audiovisual output (SDI) that may present the most viewable version or the data output (IEEE 1394) that contains metadata not available elsewhere? They will also discuss the use of custom software applications that assist with analyzing the results of transfers.

Speakers
avatar for Brecht Declercq

Brecht Declercq

Digitisation Manager / General Secretary, meemoo / FIAT/IFTA
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Mike Casey

Director of Technical Operations, Indiana University
Mike Casey is the Director of Technical Operations for audio and video for Indiana University’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative, which has digitally preserved more than 310,000 audio and video recordings to date. He is the co-author of Sound Directions: Best Practices... Read More →
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Patrick Feaster

Indiana University


Tuesday October 27, 2020 20:30 - 21:00 GMT
b. Session 1

20:30 GMT

INA – Tavan Nud : first collaboration on Mongolian audiovisual heritage
French National Audiovisual Institute (INA) and Mongolian cultural foundation Tavan Nud began collaboration on Mongolian audiovisual heritage.
Gentlemen Jamyansuren Tsend-Ochir, poet and director and Odbayar Battogtokh, music composer were in France early 2019 to work on audio restoration: ethics and technics.
The first steps of this collaboration were focused on audio restoration of Mongolian « long song » art. 11 hours of recordings on compact cassette from the 80’s. It is a series of invaluable exchanges between two famous artist: Jamtsyn Badraa (1926-1992) and specialist of Mongolian long song Jigzavyn Dorjdagva (1904-1991). An artefact of a lost traditional know-how

Moderators
CP

Claus Peter Gallenmiller

http://www.phonomuseum.at/, cpg-schallarchiv@gmx.de

Speakers
avatar for Vincent Fromont

Vincent Fromont

Head of sound restoration unit, INA
Vincent Fromont coordinates the restoration and mastering activities of Radio collection at INA since 1998. He started working as a musician (classical music singer). Then he worked in audiovisual production, and joined INA in 1993 as a technician, specialized in audio transfers and... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 20:30 - 21:00 GMT
c. Session 2

20:30 GMT

Saving Sounds and Making Noise in Ulster: The Challenges of Creating Access to Dormant Audio Collections
This presentation will examine the challenges of undertaking a large-scale, multi-stakeholder project at National Museums NI to digitise and disseminate audio-recordings drawn from over half a century. It will outline the technical processes and problems involved in digitising obsolete formats with finite shelf-life. It will then explore the various considerations of cataloguing recordings of multifarious subjects and lengthy discourses, which were collected by museum curators and historians for posterity but not necessarily intended for publication. Dealing with the copyright of material on such a vast and unprecedented project presents additional layers of legal and moral issues, as will be explained and illustrated. Further, the presentation will explain how the introduction of a large team of volunteers to expedite work has brought new dimensions to the project. Finally, it will expand on the challenges of creating outreach material based on this sound heritage for schools, community groups and artists, with a view not only to saving endangered sounds, but also creating a legacy of educating the public about the value of sound heritage, and re-establishing the Ulster Folk Museum as a centre of excellence for oral history and sound-archiving, beyond the end of the project in autumn 2021 and into the future.


Tuesday October 27, 2020 20:30 - 21:00 GMT
a. Stage

21:00 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 21:00 - 21:30 GMT
a. Stage

21:00 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 21:00 - 21:30 GMT
d. Session 3

21:00 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 21:00 - 21:30 GMT
c. Session 2

21:00 GMT

Break
Tuesday October 27, 2020 21:00 - 21:30 GMT
b. Session 1

21:30 GMT

FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards Show
The FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards are designed to honor outstanding archival initiatives and projects that have improved significantly the ways in which the archives are preserved, managed and used. Any initiative that brings the professional preservation and management of audiovisual archives to a higher level, any project that valorizes the use of archive in an outstanding way, is eligible to enter. Members of FIAT/IFTA can nominate their own organisation, or they can nominate a person or organisation with whom they have collaborated to bring the project to a successful end.

During the Awards Show, the winners of the 2020 FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards will be solemnly announced.


Moderators
avatar for Karina Buckley

Karina Buckley

Presenter, RTÉ

Speakers
avatar for Guan Yijin

Guan Yijin

External Affairs Officer, SMG-SAVA
We can talk about IT technology in the media asset system
LL

Li Lei

Project Manager, SMG-SAVA
GD

Gabriele Di Matteo

Technical Engineer, RAI
I am employed at Teche Rai Radio Televisione Italiana in Turin, (Italy) since 2009; the mission of the Teche is to preserve, archive and digitize the audiovisual heritage of Rai.I started as specialized technician in the recovery of old problematic carriers especially U-matic and... Read More →
DK

Danila Komar

Technical Engineer, RAI
avatar for Arnoud Goos

Arnoud Goos

Product Manager Archive, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Responsible for opening up the archives for third party AV collections and archives (for city archives, government, university's, museums, etc). 
avatar for Roeland Ordelman

Roeland Ordelman

Head of R&D, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Roeland Ordelman PhD, is specialist information technology with a background in IT research, audiovisual archiving and industry. He is Innovation Manager at Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and principal investigator Language, Speech and Multimedia at University of Twente... Read More →
AC

Annelies Cordes

Project Manager Ingest, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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Antoine Bayet

Head of Digital Publishing, INA
TT

Tony Taylor

CEO, TMD
avatar for Brid Dooley

Brid Dooley

Head of Archives, RTÉ


Tuesday October 27, 2020 21:30 - 22:30 GMT
a. Stage
 
Wednesday, October 28
 

08:30 GMT

Future of Storage: how IOC and NFSA preserved the first archive video ever on DNA
It is projected that by 2025, humanity will have outgrown our capacity to store the large volumes of data we create. In just 5 years, storing data using spinning or solid-state disk drives will no longer be sustainable, economically viable or environmentally responsible.

DNA storage has the potential to vastly exceed capacity for writing disk and tape, but with dramatically smaller physical space, energy requirements and greatly increased stability. This is the first time two renowned international institutions, the International Olympic Committee and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, have used DNA to store video data and it is a world-first for Archives.

In this exciting presentation, which also provides insights on how this partnership fosters collaboration, connecting and transformation, Yasmin Meichtry, Head of Heritage at the Olympic Foundation of Culture and Heritage and Jan Müller, CEO of the NFSA will demonstrate the potential of DNA as an archival storage mechanism. The presentation follows the joint pilot of how to store a video on DNA. The chosen video represents a significant moment in both Australian and Olympic history: Cathy Freeman’s gold winning 400 meters run at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A meaningful and appropriate part of both the IOC’s and NFSA’s archives - defining the culture and values of Australia and the Olympics.

Step by step, in this talk the IOC and NFSA will present the nature and background of the partnership, the process of synthesizing and preserving on DNA (in collaboration with a technology partner and university) and eventually: show how a digitally preserved video on DNA looks like.

Moderators
avatar for Maria del Carmen Ordoño Vidaña

Maria del Carmen Ordoño Vidaña

Digitalización, Fonoteca Nacional de México
Maria has more than 10 years of experience working with audio. She currently works at the National Sound Library in the flow of restoration of digital files and collaborates in the COTENNDOC within the Subcommittee on Digitization of Sound Documents in coordinating the work of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yasmin Meichtry

Yasmin Meichtry

Associate Director, Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage
Yasmin Meichtry is Associate Director at the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage. She is heading the heritage unit and responsible for all Olympic collections - artefacts/historical archives/photo/film/audio-visual from acquisition to conservation and valorisation and the... Read More →
avatar for Jan Muller

Jan Muller

Chief Executive Officer, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Jan Müller (1967) is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA). Mr Müller is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University, Sydney.Jan Müller is a highly experienced CEO and leader... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 08:30 - 09:00 GMT
a. Stage

08:30 GMT

Sharing the Case of Media Assets Work in the CISM Military World Games
The media asset management work of large-scale events is totally different from the traditional one. "Timeliness" is the core of media management for the big event. New requirements and changes have been put forward for technical support, personnel ability and system management. The lag and inefficiency of traditional archives management has been completely overturned. The example of the media asset work of the Military World Games shows that the media asset workstation, supported by the application of cutting-edge technology, can meet the requirements of large-scale event reports for the application of the brand-new archives images, which is also the future development trend of media asset management on sports event.

As a world-wide comprehensive game, the 2019 Military World Games was held in Wuhan. The Main Media Center set up a media asset workstation which was responsible for the collecting, archiving, cataloging and distributing of the event archives during the whole competition period. The media asset workstation became the cornerstone of the Military World Games broadcasting. It was the first time for such a powerful media asset workstation to appear in the international competitions in China. Consideration must be given to the requirements of fore-end recorded signal and rear-end event editing interface when the workstation system was established. The real-time indexing standard should meet the characteristics of huge volume of the whole event. The retrieval application introduced face-recognition, speech-recognition and other technologies. And they also provided cloud-based retrieval system. The media asset management of Wuhan Military Games embodied high standard, high technology and high efficiency.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Eaton

Matt Eaton

Managing Director, EMEA, GrayMeta
Matt heads the EMEA business for GrayMeta, an AI powered metadata company.He has worked with broadcasters and content owners for over 25 years delivering innovative technical solutions across the supply chain. Matt draws on his industry experience working with major media organizations... Read More →

Speakers
WZ

Wenjun Zheng

Researcher, Shanghai Media Group


Wednesday October 28, 2020 08:30 - 09:00 GMT
b. Session 1

08:30 GMT

Discussion Panel: Digitally Preserving and Making Accessible Audio-visual Collections related to the Second World War
What are current and ongoing projects to digitise historical radio and film materials related to the Second World War? What is the potential for archives to enrich description and improve access to these audio-visual materials? And what are some of the challenges – such as scale, language barriers, or historical sensitivities – when incorporating archival collections in public education or other forms of online presentation?

Bringing together members of the IASA and FIAT-IFTA communities, this roundtable will showcase various efforts at digitally preserving WWII-era audio-visual recordings on fragile carriers, and strategies for making historical collections more visible and accessible (e.g. multimedia storytelling, social media engagement, UNESCO Memory of the World listing).

Drawing from recent projects in the U.K., New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan and the Netherlands, the participants will share insights on the specific recorded sound collections that their respective institutions have acquired and worked on preserving, and discuss possibilities for further exchange and future cooperation in the European context and beyond.



Speakers
avatar for Sarah Johnston

Sarah Johnston

Senior Client Access Liaison, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
Sarah Johnston is Senior Client Access Liaison (Takawaenga ā-Iwi Matua), at Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, New Zealand. A former radio journalist and editor she worked with Radio New Zealand and Deutsche Welle before joining the Radio New Zealand Sound Archives, which are now cared for... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Rochat

Rebecca Rochat

FONSART / RTS
avatar for Rudolf Mueller

Rudolf Mueller

Domain Responsible Radio and Sound, Memoriav
Rudolf Müller is a historian and works for Memoriav, the Association for the preservation of the audiovisual heritage of Switzerland, since 2001. He is responsible for the projects in the fields of sound and radio. Prior to this, he worked in the Swiss Radio SRF, where he was involved... Read More →
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Natsuko Hayama

Producer, NHK Enterprises, inc.
avatar for Eve-Marie Oesterlen

Eve-Marie Oesterlen

Lead Metadata Manager (UOSH), British Library
Eve-Marie Oesterlen is Lead Metadata Manager for the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Project (UOSH) at The British Library.
SB

Samuel Baumgartner

Audio Project Cataloguer, British Library
Samuel Baumgartner is an audio project cataloguer at the British Library for the Unlocking our Sound Heritage (UoSH) project. His cataloguing work for UoSH focuses on world and traditional music, and German language collections.
avatar for Ruurd Blom

Ruurd Blom

Media Manager Collection Access, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Ruurd Blom works as a Media Manager on collection access at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, where he works since 2003. Ruurd is responsible for the workflows related to marking material as public domain and he has extensive knowledge of the collections of Sound and... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Birdsall

Carolyn Birdsall

Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, and Vice-Chair of IASA's Broadcast Archives Section (BAS). I'm interested in the early history of radio archiving in Europe and beyond, for which I'm currently leading a funded research project "Tracking Radio Archival... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
c. Session 2

08:30 GMT

Discussion panel: Make Film History: Opening up the Archives to Young Filmmakers
As cultural heritage organisations digitise their collections and increase public access, moving image portals provide audiences with virtual screening rooms to view our shared audiovisual history on demand. But the creative reuse of moving image archive material remains problematic, beset by questions of copyright law, rights clearance and “fair dealing” exceptions, and an archive sector without a common framework to open up access to this material for creative reuse by young filmmakers in education and the community.

How can we license moving image archive material for creative reuse by young filmmakers for education, training and community use? How can the creative reuse of this material increase community engagement with hidden cultural heritage and strengthen communities through new work created by emerging filmmakers reflecting on the past and developing talent for the future?

The Make Film History network, in partnership with the BFI Film Institute, BBC Archive Editorial, the Irish Film Archive and Northern Ireland Screen, addresses this problem by providing a new, sustainable model for the creative reuse of archive material for non-commercial use by young filmmakers in the UK and Ireland.

The network builds on the success of the Archives for Education project led by Dr O’Sullivan at Kingston University London: www.archivesforeducation.com. Supported by the BFI and BBC Archive Editorial, the project provides a new model for the creative reuse of archive film in higher education, giving student filmmakers access to archive material from the BBC and the BFI National Archive for creative reuse on course-related projects for the first time. 57 institutions have signed up to the scheme, allowing student filmmakers to connect their vision of Britain today with archival representations from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

67 institutions have signed up to the scheme, allowing student filmmakers to connect their vision of Britain today with archival representations from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.
The panel will include project partners Kasandra O’Connell (IFI Irish Film Archive), Mark Macey (BBC Archive Editorial), Annabelle Shaw (BFI) and Francis Jones (Northern Ireland Screen).

Speakers
avatar for Shane O'Sullivan

Shane O'Sullivan

Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking, Kingston University London
Dr Shane O’Sullivan is an author, documentary filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at Kingston School of Art, London. His work includes three archive-driven feature documentaries on political history, RFK Must Die (2008), Children of the Revolution (2010) and Killing Oswald... Read More →
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Mark Macey

Senior Project Manager, BBC
Mark Macey is a Senior Producer/Project Manager in Archive Editorial at the BBC. He has worked for BBC Children’s (CBeebies, CBBC), Learning (School Radio, Class Clips, IWonder and Bitesize), Radio (Big Toe, Little Toe, Radio Drama) and Archives. The work of Archive Editorial includes... Read More →
avatar for Ciara Chambers

Ciara Chambers

Head of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork
Dr Chambers has worked on a range of archival projects and digitization initiatives with the Irish Film Archive, Northern Ireland Screen (as their Digital Film Archive outreach officer), UTV (as supervisor of two joint PhD projects) and the BBC (Chronicle). Author of Ireland in the... Read More →
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Kasandra O'Connell

Head of Archive, IFI Irish Film Archive
Kasandra O’Connell has been Head of the IFI Irish Film Archive and custodian of Ireland’s national moving image collection for two decades. Prior to this she worked in conservation at the National Museum of Ireland and has a postgraduate qualification in Archival Science, an M.A... Read More →
avatar for Annabelle Shaw

Annabelle Shaw

Copyright & Rights Systems Manager, BFI
Annabelle (Annie) Shaw is copyright and rights systems manager at the British Film Institute (BFI) her role focuses on copyright work for archive digitisation programmes; business process and workflows for rights clearances, negotiations and risk assessment. She manages the contract... Read More →
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Francis Jones

Heritage and Archive Manager, Northern Ireland Screen
Francis has two decades of experience in archive and records management. Specialising in broadcast collections, he previously worked for Queen’s University Belfast, Libraries NI and as a Broadcast Archivist for BBC NI. Since 2010, Francis has been employed by Northern Ireland Screen... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
d. Session 3

09:00 GMT

New tools and models, new practices and skills to manage Ina’s multimedia collections
The French National Audiovisual Institute has been responsible since 1974 for the preservation of the audiovisual heritage produced by national broadcasters. For fifteen years, collections of public and private partners have enriched the offer given to our customers, the academic world and the general public. These digital collections are composed of all formats contents: moving images, sound archives, stills, written archives, web archives.
Given a historically "fragmented" IT architecture, the Institute has suffered in recent years from an underuse of its millions of metadata collected for the benefit of audiovisual collections, in particular in the context of the legal deposit of radio, television and web. This is why since 2014 the Institute has redesigned its documentary IT, in close coordination with the construction of a "data lake", which will allow the metadata of all the company activities to be merged (documentary, legal, commercial) in the format of the new data model updated on this occasion (and presented in 2018 IASA conference). Adopting a linked data policy will allow developing new ways of using metadata from audiovisual collections, whether it comes from AI technologies, external sources or internal document description activities
The presentation will provide an update on the progress of this project and will highlight the challenges of promoting multimedia content by archivists. It will also highlight the need to develop the tasks related to the management of collections, in particular those relating to quality and more broadly to data governance in a multimedia context.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Eaton

Matt Eaton

Managing Director, EMEA, GrayMeta
Matt heads the EMEA business for GrayMeta, an AI powered metadata company.He has worked with broadcasters and content owners for over 25 years delivering innovative technical solutions across the supply chain. Matt draws on his industry experience working with major media organizations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anne Couteux

Anne Couteux

Project Manager, INA
avatar for Eleonore Alquier

Eleonore Alquier

INA
Eleonore Alquier is project and development manager in the Collections division of Ina. She’s in charge of the refoundation of the collections management IT system and of the collections development strategy, coordinating transversal projects connected to audiovisual description... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 09:00 - 09:30 GMT
b. Session 1

09:00 GMT

The magic of technology transforms old footage into 4K content
I would like to introduce our latest method which transforms old footage into UHD content. This magic may be applicable in any archival institutions that store old films.

In 1963, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) started to produce a TV series entitled "Traveling around Japan”. It depicts lifestyle, economic activities, culture, and religious rituals of local people throughout the archipelago. We have renewed the original 16mm film using the latest technology including UHD scanning, digital restoration and HDR (High Dynamic Range technology). We additionally shoot the venue of today for each program with 4K equipment and combined the new with the past program.

We have started to up-convert another documentary series entitled “Silk Road” aired in the 1980s. It describes large-scale cultural exchanges between the East and the West. It includes the scene of Palmyra in Syria. This ancient city of the Roman Empire was destroyed by ISIS in 2015. We successfully reproduced 4K video of the lost heritage.

It was considered that only 32mm film can be converted into 4K resolution. However, I would like to demonstrate that well-preserved 16mm films have potential of 4K quality. In addition, I will introduce “Ultra Scaler” technology which converts 2K content into 4K content as well as the AI colorization technology which converts black-and-white film into fully colored version.

Moderators
avatar for Maria del Carmen Ordoño Vidaña

Maria del Carmen Ordoño Vidaña

Digitalización, Fonoteca Nacional de México
Maria has more than 10 years of experience working with audio. She currently works at the National Sound Library in the flow of restoration of digital files and collaborates in the COTENNDOC within the Subcommittee on Digitization of Sound Documents in coordinating the work of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nobuhisa Yamashita

Nobuhisa Yamashita

General Manager of Archives Business, NHK Enterprises, INC.


Wednesday October 28, 2020 09:00 - 09:30 GMT
a. Stage

09:30 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
d. Session 3

09:30 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
c. Session 2

09:30 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
b. Session 1

09:30 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
a. Stage

10:00 GMT

A Northern Network: Sound Archives at the 57th Parallel
The National Library of Scotland has been co-ordinating the development of the collaborative Scotland’s Sounds network since 2009, with sound related projects increasing year on year.
In 2020, the network has released ‘Scotland’s Sounds: Principles and Priorities’ and has shared its vision:
‘To engage a network of organisations and individuals who have a shared interest in preserving and protecting Scotland’s audio heritage. Together we will share knowledge about sound archives and aim to raise the profile of our rich and varied sound collections held across the communities of Scotland’.
Sound recordings have most significance within the context of their community, place or organisations and therefore the network supports preservation and access across a distributed network of individuals and organisations who will manage the sound collection in situ.
Listening to our sound heritage can be an emotive, engaging and immersive experience. We will attempt to connect people with their shared heritage through listening to our sound collections.
The network is committed to safeguarding the nation’s audio heritage by building shared solutions within the sector to sustain activity for caring for sound collections.
This presentation will share the network’s roadmap to its current position, both smooth driving and potholes in the road, and its plans and expectations for the future.

Moderators
avatar for Pedro Félix

Pedro Félix

Coordinator, ANS (ei)

Speakers
avatar for Alistair Bell

Alistair Bell

Sound Curator, National Library of Scotland
Sound Collections Curator at National Library of Scotland, leading various projects to improve care of access to Scotland's sound heritage. This includes leading on the development of the Scotland's Sounds network, a network of over 100 organisations looking after sound collections... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:00 - 10:30 GMT
d. Session 3

10:00 GMT

Closing the gap of the IOC audiovisual archive – retrieving the missing worldfeed
By the end of the IOC massive patrimonial assets preservation programme  (PAM)- awarded as Best Archive Preservation Project by FIAT/IFTA in 2015, we launched a project to complete our audio-visual collections as most of the TV coverage of Games editions from Melbourne 1956 to L.A 1984 was missing. Prior to 1988, there was no systematic retrieval in the IOC archives of the original feed produced by Host Broadcasters.  
Objectives of this new project were to:
  • identify the Olympic TV coverage contents preserved at broadcasters throughout the world;
  • evaluate the type of contents (cleanfeed vs localised feed, format, isolated audio tracks, etc.) as well as the preservation status and the availability of original material; 
  • carry out an in-depth legal assessment to determine IP rights. 
  • build ad hoc projects in partnership with relevant broadcasters to migrate contents into IOC’s archive. 
During that journey, - a real detective like trip - we have encountered various challenges: difficulties in tracing existing material throughout the world, lack of information, unclear legal status, great variety of video and film supports, technical obsolescence, negotiation with broadcasters... On the other hand, it has been a great opportunity to reach out to other archives, collaborate, share best practices and build common projects of added value for both parties. 

Our presentation aims at sharing the ins and outs of this on-going project as well as lessons learned, with a specific focus on the successful and highly symbolic partnership set up with BHRT (Bosnia-Herzegovina Television), with the technical support of Memnon, for the preservation of the master tapes containing the TV coverage of the Sarajevo 84 Winter Olympic Games. This project also enabled BHRT to build up a full digitization chain for the preservation of all their endangered archives that could be rescued from the 90’s war.

Moderators
avatar for Iris López de Solis

Iris López de Solis

Archivist, RTVE

Speakers
avatar for Yasmin Meichtry

Yasmin Meichtry

Associate Director, Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage
Yasmin Meichtry is Associate Director at the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage. She is heading the heritage unit and responsible for all Olympic collections - artefacts/historical archives/photo/film/audio-visual from acquisition to conservation and valorisation and the... Read More →
avatar for Isabel Sanchez

Isabel Sanchez

Project manager, IOC
Isabel Sanchez is a project manager at the Images and sounds archive of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage. She leads different projects linked to digitization, digital preservation and collection policies development. Previously, she oversaw the audio-visual production... Read More →
avatar for Michel Merten

Michel Merten

Founder - Chief Business Development Officer, Memnon - A Sony Group Company
In 2004, Michel founded Memnon Archiving Services to address the challenge of the preservation of and access to the audiovisual heritage. Memnon innovated the digitization market by developing new methodologies to allow large-scale digitization at affordable costs. Michel grew the... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:00 - 10:30 GMT
a. Stage

10:00 GMT

Open up our sensitive history by partnering up: Japanese propaganda films from the Dutch archives
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision has a unique set of Japanese propaganda films in its collection. The films date from December 8, 1941 to August 15, 1945 and were used as propaganda in the former Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) during the Pacific War, when Indonesia was under Japanese occupation. The films were used by the Sendendu, the propaganda department of the Japanese military administration on Java, to influence the minds of the local people of Indonesia. The films cover a variety of topics such as reports from the battlefield, learning Indonesians Japanese, diligent work ethics and a hygienic way of living.
Soon after the Japanese capitulation in August 1945, these films were confiscated by the returning Dutch authorities and shipped to the Netherlands. Since then, the films have been preserved and digitized. As far as we know, this collection only exists in the Netherlands.

In September 2019, Sound and Vision and NHK Enterprises Inc. started a research project on this historically important and unique collection together, in order to mark it as public domain, make it accessible for the public, research and talk about this piece of sensitive history. Natsuko Hayama from NHK Enterprises came to Sound and Vision to work on this project for 10 months.

Our presentation will contain:
  • an explanation of the collaboration between Sound and Vision and NHK and the process; 
  • the challenges in terms of copyright and ethical issues we faced;
  • the results so far;
  • future perspectives; 
  • and of course an insight in the collection and discoveries we made.
We hope to inspire other archives to partner up as well, share their (common) history, even though this history might be a sensitive one.

Moderators
avatar for Brecht Declercq

Brecht Declercq

Digitisation Manager / General Secretary, meemoo / FIAT/IFTA

Speakers
avatar for Maartje Hülsenbeck

Maartje Hülsenbeck

Copyright Lawyer, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Maartje Hülsenbeck is a lawyer, specialized in copyright. She advises the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision on copyright issues that arise in managing the collection and making it accessible. She also conducts contract negotiations with various media- and copyright-related... Read More →
avatar for Ruurd Blom

Ruurd Blom

Media Manager Collection Access, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Ruurd Blom works as a Media Manager on collection access at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, where he works since 2003. Ruurd is responsible for the workflows related to marking material as public domain and he has extensive knowledge of the collections of Sound and... Read More →
NH

Natsuko Hayama

Producer, NHK Enterprises, inc.


Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:00 - 10:30 GMT
b. Session 1

10:00 GMT

Discussion panel: Using our archives to combat disinformation
Those who control the past, control the future; and those who control the present, control the past.” It may be more than seventy years since George Orwell published 1984, but his dictum has never seemed more relevant. Our archives can play a central role in helping audiences today combat a tide of misinformation and deliberate fakery.

We propose an introductory talk focussing on examples of best practice in the industry and look at some of the plans the BBC is making specifically. We would be keen to partner with RTÉ to host a panel discussion that would resonate with many of those attending the conference. What are the practical, scalable steps we can take with our archives to help audiences fact-check and navigate the truth? Does increasing access to the reporting of the past help provide a ground truth that wider society can use as a constant reference point?

Speakers
avatar for Maria Drabczyk

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 →
avatar for Liam Wylie

Liam Wylie

Curator, RTÉ Archives
is the Curator Manager at RTÉ Archives. He is responsible for the website www.rte.ie/archives and the @RTEArchives social media channels. He has been the content producer for the projects RTÉ 1916 https://1916.rte.ie/ and http://www.rte.ie/worldwar1/
avatar for Peter Rippon

Peter Rippon

Executive Editor, Archive, BBC
Peter Rippon is Executive Editor of Archive at the BBC. He is responsible for delivering the editorial and strategic vision for the BBC archive, one of the largest audio and video libraries in the world. He is a journalist and has been Editor of some of the most high profile BBC News... Read More →
MS

Marianna Spring

Disinformation Reporter, BBC


Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
c. Session 2

10:30 GMT

Preliminary Description, Team Organization, and Promotion: Work for Sound Collections in China
The proposed paper elucidates the work required to (pre-) describe, organize project team for, and promote of the sound collections held by various governmental institutes and public sectors in China. Specifically, the collections owned by many Chinese broadcasting stations and musical conservatories include recorded pieces on LPs, OTs, and cassettes that were created between 1950s and 1990s, and the content covers the full range of Chinese musical genres in terms of geography, linguistics, and cultures, including folksongs, folk instrumentals and ensembles, various traditional Chinese operas, and narrative singings. The collections also include music in Mongolian, Uyghur, Kazakh, Korean, and other “minority” languages in China. The Huayun Archives has become the key collaborator with these institutes, digitizing their collections and promoting the contents on our database, www.china1904.com.

I will first introduce the scale and significance of these sound collections. Over the past decade, our team at Huayun conducted preliminary research and (pre-) described the materials; then, based on the description, the team organized, initiated, and promoted the publication for the collection. Our work included locating of scholars and collaborators, seeking for institutional connections, and improving existing descriptions. To demystify the work for these collections, I will analyze the methods and principles of our work, with focus on selection of terminology, key words, and cross-references that facilitate the organizations and promotion of the digital repository. I argue that, it is critical to describe items with consideration of disparate factors, including accompanying texts, historical contexts, and non-musical expressive genres, in order to make archival items meaningful to diverse audiences, particularly the scholars and contributors who are later to be involved in a larger project frame.

Moderators
avatar for Iris López de Solis

Iris López de Solis

Archivist, RTVE

Speakers
JL

Jinglong Liu

CEO, Huayun Archive


Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:30 - 11:00 GMT
a. Stage

11:00 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
b. Session 1

11:00 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
a. Stage

11:00 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
c. Session 2

11:30 GMT

Digital Transformation Strategies for Media and Audiovisual Archives
We are all, as media and audiovisual archives, facing extremely difficult times and challenges nowadays. The value and the importance of our role to preserve audiovisual heritage is often very well recognized and acknowledged by the public and our peers. But we still have, more often than not, extremely hard time fully financing the whole scopes of our missions. In addition to that struggle, we can very well feel that the upcoming transformations implied by the arrival of artificial intelligence will deeply impact and modify our organizations as we know them today. In that context, we’ll share the outcomes of what we’ve learned observing, trying, and applying different strategies in our field in recent years. And with these lessons learned in mind, we’ll try to propose a few principles, guidelines, and concrete actions that could, hopefully, benefit our community of professionals as a whole.

Moderators
avatar for Theo Mäusli

Theo Mäusli

Strategic Expert - Archives, SRG-SSR

Speakers
avatar for Léonard Bouchet

Léonard Bouchet

Head of Data and Archives, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Léonard Bouchet, 41 years old, is an expert in digital transformation and development. Since January 2016, he has been heading the RTS Data and Archives Department, where teams are exploring the amazing possibilities of new modes of collaboration (agility and holacracy) and innovative... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:30 - 12:00 GMT
b. Session 1

11:30 GMT

Securing media quality in internal and external migration projects
As all professional audio tape recorders are getting very old, archives and service providers for audio digitization are facing the situation that securing access to tape machines in good working condition are very numbered. Not only are tape machines and their spare and wear parts becoming noticeably scarcer, but it is also becoming increasingly difficult to find service technicians for inspection, maintenance and repair. For the final migration of analog tapes into the digital masterfiles maintaining a high and constant quality level of playback is of utmost importance. In order to achieve this, we at the German Broadcasting Archive have had very positive experience with using a calibration tool that can quickly and accurately provide information as to whether each of the used tape machines is still playing back within the tape machine manufacturer's quality specifications or whether the machine needs to be taken out of service for maintenance or repair. This means that the uncertainty of earlier days as to whether the tape machine is still suitable for digitization is a thing of the past. In our cooperation with service providers we have noticed that this tool has become also indispensable to ensure that their tape machines are always in a correctly aligned condition and meet the quality specs. As latest addition we have now introduced a web-based service that allows the service provider to prove the regular use of the calibration tool and thus also to verify the quality of the maintenance. We as content owners have the possibility to check this online at any time.

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Hinnerk Gehrckens

Hinnerk Gehrckens

Head of Audio and Video Department, German Broadcasting Archive
Since 2015 Hinnerk Gehrckens is Head of Audio and Video Department at German Broadcasting Archive (a charitable foundation supported by the German public service broadcasting authorities ARD). Gehrckens graduated as electronic/communication engineer at the Technical University of... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:30 - 12:00 GMT
a. Stage

11:30 GMT

Discussion panel: The Business Value of Archives
Financial pressures and funding issues have affected archives all over the world for many years. However, with the explosion and convergence of media, social or otherwise, content owners have an opportunity to not only showcase their content, but to also effectively create/increase commercial and editorial value by licensing their archival content.

In this presentation, experts in the archiving field can get an insight into the access and licensing world. They will also get an understanding of negotiations with clients and some of the marketing tools that are effective in showcasing content. Marketing and promoting the value and use of archives is the collective responsibility of all archive professionals individually and the industry as a whole. Why this is important will also be explored in some detail.

This presentation will also address key business issues and make recommendations that may help archives to realise more efficient and increased commercial activity.

Archive professionals can also raise their own operational issues that they may face when dealing with their sales and licensing teams. Knowledge sharing and problem solving are two key skills that are required in ensuring successful business transactions and relationships that will undoubtedly increase the value of archives. This presentation/discussion will place a prevalent emphasis on these aspects.

This presentation is designed to be informative as well as interactive to a certain extent.

Speakers
RC

Razib Chatterjee

Manager - Archive Licensing & Content Syndication, RTÉ
avatar for Laura Scougall

Laura Scougall

Head of Clip Sales, ITV
avatar for Gordon Craig

Gordon Craig

Vice President, Freemantle Archive
Thames Television, US Gameshows/Goodson Todman, Alan Landburg/Reeves Entertainment, World Fremantle productions, celebrity interviews from our huge collection of Documentaries and entertainment programming
avatar for Melanie Rozencwajg

Melanie Rozencwajg

CEO, Archive Valley
Melanie is a creative entrepreneur who recently co-founded Archive Valley an online platform connecting filmmakers, producers and archive researchers with archives sources worldwide. Archive Valley offers archive sources the ability the expand their international visibility, and be... Read More →
avatar for Kate Griffiths

Kate Griffiths

Archive Producer, Clearance Matters UK
I'm an archive producer with over 30 years experience in the film and TV industry.  I specialise in Music and Entertainment archive documentaries.


Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
c. Session 2

12:00 GMT

Archive’s budgets in danger – what now?
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.

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
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

12:00 GMT

Saving the Texas News: Using commercial licensing as a funding model for preservation
The University of North Texas collaborated with the oldest television news station in Texas to preserve over 60 years of film, video, broadcast scripts and other related materials. Through this unique custodial partnership model, all digitized materials are freely available to view or stream on-line. Additionally, UNT also serves as the licensing agent for the news archive. Working with producers for a variety of outlets including PBS, ESPN, HBO and Netflix, the news archive generated over $100,000 in revenue in the past year, with revenues expected to increase as more content is digitized. Revenues collected from licensing are applied directly to collection digitization costs. This briefing will provide an overview of the partnership between the university library and the news station, and will describe the growing marketplace for archival media content fueled by demand for original programming from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. It will also provide an overview of the challenges faced by an academic institution acting as licencing agent.  Although dismissed by some funding agencies as only having "regional significance," the demand for archival content from local television news stations has proven the uniqueness of the content and importance of preserving and making it discoverable.

Moderators
avatar for Theo Mäusli

Theo Mäusli

Strategic Expert - Archives, SRG-SSR

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Gieringer

Morgan Gieringer

Librarian, University of North Texas
Morgan Gieringer is the Head of Special Collections at the University of North Texas Libraries and the Director of the Graduate Academic Certificate in Archival Management in the UNT College of Information. Gieringer has held previous positions at the University of Kansas and the... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:00 - 12:30 GMT
b. Session 1

12:30 GMT

Long Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
c. Session 2

12:30 GMT

Long Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
b. Session 1

12:30 GMT

Long Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
a. Stage

13:30 GMT

Discussion Panel: Crystals in the Transmitter: Pirate Radio Archives in Ireland
Legal loopholes and government instability allowed hundreds of illegal radio stations to flourish in Ireland during the late 1970s and 1980s. Many of the stations played popular music and featured colorful radio personalities; stations also ran paid advertising and often paid their taxes despite their tenuous legal status. In late 1988, the law changed again and Ireland began to shut down its unlicensed stations. This pirate radio movement changed the face of Irish broadcasting, and modern commercial radio in Ireland is deeply influenced by it. The traces of its history reveal the cultural, social, governmental, and economic forces at work in 1970s and 80s Ireland.

The recently-created Irish Pirate Radio Audio Archives (IPRAA) has organized community events in an effort to preserve and make freely available content from this era, as well as contemporary oral histories. Panelists from the archive, John Walsh and Brian Greene, will be joined by veteran pirate radio presenter Sybil Fennell to discuss the history and implications of this underexplored corner of Irish broadcasting and its legacy as represented in community archival practice.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Vaughn

Jennifer Vaughn

Senior Digital Librarian, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
avatar for Carolyn Birdsall

Carolyn Birdsall

Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, and Vice-Chair of IASA's Broadcast Archives Section (BAS). I'm interested in the early history of radio archiving in Europe and beyond, for which I'm currently leading a funded research project "Tracking Radio Archival... Read More →
avatar for John Walsh

John Walsh

Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway
John Walsh is Senior Lecturer in Irish at the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, National University of Ireland, Galway, where he teaches sociolinguistics and media studies. John began in pirate radio in Dublin as a teenager and spent a decade working as a journalist with... Read More →
avatar for Brian Greene

Brian Greene

founder, radio.ie
Brian Greene works as Technical and Production coordinator with community radio station Phoenix FM in Dublin. He has 35 years radio experience starting on pirate community radio in Dublin in 1985. An award winning podcaster with degree in journalism (Wolverhampton 2016) and masters... Read More →
avatar for Sybil Fennell

Sybil Fennell

Creative Digital Media, UK, Broadcaster and Teacher
Teacher of Creative Digital Media & IT (Surrey, UK) currently.  Previously radio broadcaster Classic FM (Newsreader), LBC (Presenter) and Radio Nova (Head of News).Author of 'Nova, Chris and Me' a memoir (publication due 2021).


Wednesday October 28, 2020 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
b. Session 1

13:30 GMT

Workshop: dealing with the dreaded 'C' word! - part 1
Whether we like it or not, compression is here to stay and we need to embrace it. As we move into the 4K world of production, it is now impossible to even get a picture from a camera to the studio wall without compression. Most digital video tape formats used compression and almost all television masters from the last 25 years are compressed.

So what does compression do...? How does it make savings and what are the pitfalls in that process?
In this session, we will look at the jargon and technology behind compression, in an attempt to demystify what appears to be 'rocket science' making it more understandable and less frightening.

We will look at both audio and video compression and find out what is missing as well as looking carefully at clips to try and assess quality. We discuss how to make decisions about quality and choose the right codec for the job.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Garner

Neil Garner

Director, Training for TV Ltd.
After studying music at the University of Surrey and teacher training in Bath, Neil Garner joined the BBC as a Post Production Operator, working on a wide range of tasks from transmission to telecine and editing to quality assessment.In 1990 he joined the team at the BBC Academy’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
c. Session 2

14:30 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
b. Session 1

14:30 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
c. Session 2

15:00 GMT

Workshop: Collaborate, Connect, Transform: Exchanges and Advances in Latin American Archives - part 1
Abstract
The report elaborated by the Ibero-American Network for the Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (Spanish acronym RIPDASA) shows that a high percentage of Ibero-American collections are not accessible and they are endangered by the fragility of the media. Some of these collections are at risk of being lost forever if we don't take the necessary actions to preserve them. This workshop aims to draw attention to the delicate situation of these archives by establishing a dialogue between professionals, international organizations and the industry based on fundamental ideas such as: digitalization, preservation and professional training.

Resumen
El informe elaborado por la Red Iberoamericana de Preservación de Archivos Sonoros y Audiovisuales pone de manifiesto que un porcentaje muy elevado de los acervos iberoamericanos corre el riesgo de desaparecer si no se adoptan las medidas necesarias para su preservación. Este seminario tiene como objetivo llamar la atención sobre la delicada situación de estos archivos fomentando el diálogo entre los profesionales, las organizaciones internacionales y la industria entorno a varias ideas fundamentales: la digitalización, la preservación, el acceso y la formación de profesionales.

Part 1: Keeping audiovisual memory: the role of international organizations / El rol de las organizaciones internacionales en la preservación de la memoria audiovisual: IASA, FIAT/IFTA, UNESCO, IBERMEMORIA:

15-minute presentation from each organization representative and 30-minute debate with the participants about how international organizations could contribute to heritage preservation in Latin America.

*Available in Spanish via Interprefy

Moderators
avatar for Juana Suarez

Juana Suarez

MIAP Director, NYU MIAP
Juana Suárez is the Director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University (NYU MIAP). She is a media preservation specialist and a scholar in Latin American Cinema. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Arizona State University, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Misako Ito

Misako Ito

Regional Adviser and Chief Communication and Information, UNESCO Bangkok
Misako Ito is a technology and information management specialist with 17 years of experience working in the UN and development organizations in Africa, Europe, Arab States and Asia. As Regional Advisor and Chief of Communication and Information Unit at UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional... Read More →
avatar for Pavel Granados

Pavel Granados

President / General Director, Ibermemoria/ Fonoteca Nacional
Es escritor, curador musical, editor y especialista en música popular mexicana. Tiene estudios de Letras Hispánicas en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la UNAM. Fue becario del Centro Mexicano de Escritores bajo la tutoría de Alí Chumacero y Carlos Montemayor, en donde realiz... Read More →
avatar for Toby Seay

Toby Seay

Professor, Recording Arts; Director, Drexel Audio Archives, Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States
avatar for Brid Dooley

Brid Dooley

Head of Archives, RTÉ



Wednesday October 28, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
b. Session 1

15:00 GMT

Workshop: dealing with the dreaded 'C' word! - part 2
Whether we like it or not, compression is here to stay and we need to embrace it. As we move into the 4K world of production, it is now impossible to even get a picture from a camera to the studio wall without compression. Most digital video tape formats used compression and almost all television masters from the last 25 years are compressed.

So what does compression do...? How does it make savings and what are the pitfalls in that process?
In this session, we will look at the jargon and technology behind compression, in an attempt to demystify what appears to be 'rocket science' making it more understandable and less frightening.

We will look at both audio and video compression and find out what is missing as well as looking carefully at clips to try and assess quality. We discuss how to make decisions about quality and choose the right codec for the job.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Garner

Neil Garner

Director, Training for TV Ltd.
After studying music at the University of Surrey and teacher training in Bath, Neil Garner joined the BBC as a Post Production Operator, working on a wide range of tasks from transmission to telecine and editing to quality assessment.In 1990 he joined the team at the BBC Academy’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
c. Session 2

16:00 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
b. Session 1

16:00 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
c. Session 2

16:30 GMT

Workshop: Collaborate, Connect, Transform: Exchanges and Advances in Latin American Archives - part 2
Abstract
The report elaborated by the Ibero-American Network for the Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (Spanish acronym RIPDASA) shows that a high percentage of Ibero-American collections are not accessible and they are endangered by the fragility of the media. Some of these collections are at risk of being lost forever if we don't take the necessary actions to preserve them. This workshop aims to draw attention to the delicate situation of these archives by establishing a dialogue between professionals, international organizations and the industry based on fundamental ideas such as: digitalization, preservation and professional training.

Resumen
El informe elaborado por la Red Iberoamericana de Preservación de Archivos Sonoros y Audiovisuales pone de manifiesto que un porcentaje muy elevado de los acervos iberoamericanos corre el riesgo de desaparecer si no se adoptan las medidas necesarias para su preservación. Este seminario tiene como objetivo llamar la atención sobre la delicada situación de estos archivos fomentando el diálogo entre los profesionales, las organizaciones internacionales y la industria entorno a varias ideas fundamentales: la digitalización, la preservación, el acceso y la formación de profesionales.

Part 2a: RIPDASA report: Ibero-American archives at risk / Informe RIPDASA: Archivos Iberoamericanos en riesgo.

Interview of Perla Olivia Rodríguez (RIPDASA- UNAM México) with Matteo Manfredi (Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, sede Ecuador).

Part 2b: Sound and Audiovisual Archives Observatory /Observatorio de archivos audiovisuales y sonoros.

Presentation / hands-on session: Participants would be invited to increase or better describe the number of archives represented in the interactive map by adding new audiovisual and sound institutions in their own countries. Minimum metadata will be required such as: name, contact details and web site if possible.

Lead by: José Augusto Mannis (Universidad de Campinas Brasil)

Part 2c: Lessons learned at FIAT/IFTA Regional Seminar 2020 / Resultados del seminario regional FIAT/IFTA 2020

Presentation and discussion: results of the regional seminar and discussion with the participants about the topics that could be addressed in next editions in Latin America.
Lead by: Rita Marques (TV Cultura, Brasil)

*Available in Spanish via Interprefy

Moderators
avatar for Virginia Bazán-Gil

Virginia Bazán-Gil

Project Manager, RTVE

Speakers
MM

Matteo Manfredi

Professor and researcher, Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, sede Ecuador
avatar for Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Investigadora/ Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. PhD in Documentation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She coordinates the Ibero-American Network of Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA). She is Vice-President of the International... Read More →
avatar for José Augusto Mannis

José Augusto Mannis

Professor and researcher, UNICAMP Universidad Estatal de Campinas | Brasil
Faculty at Unicamp - Arts Institut (Brazil - Campinas, SP) - Disciplines: musical composition, counterpoint, musical acoustics, radio history. Research activities: creative processes, musical performance and listening, musical documentation, digital music library, musical and sound... Read More →
avatar for Rita Marques

Rita Marques

Curator, TV Cultura (Brazil)
I am a journalist by background, I have been working for 30 years in content managementand audiovisual research.From trainee to the manager of Documentation Center – GLOBO TV CEDOC – I havelearned to organize, preserve and retrieve relevant information and I have fallen in lovewith... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2020 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
b. Session 1

16:30 GMT

Workshop: dealing with the dreaded 'C' word! - part 3
Whether we like it or not, compression is here to stay and we need to embrace it. As we move into the 4K world of production, it is now impossible to even get a picture from a camera to the studio wall without compression. Most digital video tape formats used compression and almost all television masters from the last 25 years are compressed.

So what does compression do...? How does it make savings and what are the pitfalls in that process?
In this session, we will look at the jargon and technology behind compression, in an attempt to demystify what appears to be 'rocket science' making it more understandable and less frightening.

We will look at both audio and video compression and find out what is missing as well as looking carefully at clips to try and assess quality. We discuss how to make decisions about quality and choose the right codec for the job.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Garner

Neil Garner

Director, Training for TV Ltd.
After studying music at the University of Surrey and teacher training in Bath, Neil Garner joined the BBC as a Post Production Operator, working on a wide range of tasks from transmission to telecine and editing to quality assessment.In 1990 he joined the team at the BBC Academy’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
c. Session 2

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
b. Session 1

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
c. Session 2

18:30 GMT

FRAME Expert Workshop: How can international collaborations initiate more relevant and efficient training programmes? - part 1
10 years ago, INA designed FRAME, a professional training programme co-funded by the Europe Creative programme of the EU and supported by FIAT/IFTA and EBU Academy. It aimed at strengthening international archive professionals’ skills by responding current audiovisual landscape evolutions, making the most of this transnational dialogue and cooperation framework.

Based on this 10-year experience, we propose a reflection on international collaboration in the training field: how can transnational dialogue help to identify the development and needs for current and future competencies? How can international training programmes benefit professionals who need to develop skills to meet the urgent imperatives to safeguard AV archives as well as to professionals looking to implement the latest technological innovations for AV contents management? What is the relevant level for their implementation to better suit all professionals’ needs: national, regional, continental, international? How to design and implement these international training programmes?

Making the most of the joint FIAT/IFTA-IASA Conference, the workshop proposes to gather all kinds of audiovisual archive sectors and types of institutions in this reflection. It will initiate exchanges to identify which are necessary skills in all audiovisual archiving activities – from preventive preservation to audiovisual content promotion and use of new technologies – to enable professionals to meet today requirements as well as to adapt future trends. The discussion will continue with sharing of experiences and best practices and drawing answers in the international training field. To do so, it comprises:

1. A workshop to identify skills and training needs and requirements, and their evolutions. This workshop will be based on exchanges between 3 speakers and with the audience
2. A round table to illustrate the questions rose as part of the workshop with 4 examples of international training programmes, implemented by several types of institutions and at different levels

Speakers
avatar for Marie Tanché

Marie Tanché

European & international projects coordinator, INA
CM

Clément Malherbe

Project Manager, INA
avatar for Christine Braemer

Christine Braemer

Training manager, INA
avatar for Will Prentice

Will Prentice

British Library
Will Prentice is the Training and Dissemination Manager for the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project at the British Library, where he has worked since 1999. He is Chair of the IASA Training & Education Committee, sits on the IASA Technical Committee and is a Trustee of the EMI Archive... Read More →
avatar for Delphine Wibaux

Delphine Wibaux

Deputy Head of International Affairs, INA
Delphine Wibaux is Deputy Head of International Affairs at the French National Audiovisual Institute INA). She is in charge of designing and implementing INA international development strategy in connection with the priorities of the French Ministry of Culture, responsible for its... Read More →
avatar for David Walsh

David Walsh

Training and Outreach Coordinator, FIAF


Wednesday October 28, 2020 18:30 - 19:30 GMT
c. Session 2

18:30 GMT

Workshop: Collaborate, Connect, Transform: Exchanges and Advances in Latin American Archives - part 3
Abstract
The report elaborated by the Ibero-American Network for the Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (Spanish acronym RIPDASA) shows that a high percentage of Ibero-American collections are not accessible and they are endangered by the fragility of the media. Some of these collections are at risk of being lost forever if we don't take the necessary actions to preserve them. This workshop aims to draw attention to the delicate situation of these archives by establishing a dialogue between professionals, international organizations and the industry based on fundamental ideas such as: digitalization, preservation and professional training.

Resumen
El informe elaborado por la Red Iberoamericana de Preservación de Archivos Sonoros y Audiovisuales pone de manifiesto que un porcentaje muy elevado de los acervos iberoamericanos corre el riesgo de desaparecer si no se adoptan las medidas necesarias para su preservación. Este seminario tiene como objetivo llamar la atención sobre la delicada situación de estos archivos fomentando el diálogo entre los profesionales, las organizaciones internacionales y la industria entorno a varias ideas fundamentales: la digitalización, la preservación, el acceso y la formación de profesionales.

Part 3a: Technological challenges for Latin-American Archives / Retos tecnológicos para los archivos Latinoamericanos
Discussion table with representatives from VSN, AVP, NOA, SONY, IBM and other companies developing projects in LATAM.

Part 3b: Short presentations- moderated by Amira Arratia (TVN, Chile)
  • Fabricia Malán (Radiodifusión Nacional de Uruguay)
  • Dora Brausin (Radio y Televisión Nacional de Colombia)
  • Tere Velázquez (La Red México)
*Available in Spanish via Interprefy

Moderators
avatar for Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Investigadora/ Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. PhD in Documentation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She coordinates the Ibero-American Network of Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA). She is Vice-President of the International... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Bazán-Gil

Virginia Bazán-Gil

Project Manager, RTVE
avatar for Fabricia Daniela Malán Carrera

Fabricia Daniela Malán Carrera

Researcher, Radiodifusión Nacional de Uruguay
Licenciada en Musicología de la Universidad de la República, realicé el Diplomado Iberoamericano en Patrimonio Sonoro y Audiovisual (Fonoteca Nacional y Centro de Capacitación Televisiva de México). Actualmente realizo el Doctorado en Música opción Musicología en la Universidad... Read More →
DA

Dora Alicia Brausin Pulido

Deputy Radio Manager, Radio y televisión Nacional de Colombia RTVC (Colombia)
avatar for María Teresa Velázquez

María Teresa Velázquez

President, La Red (México)
María Teresa Velázquez NavarreteLicenciada en Ciencias de la Comunicación y Periodismo por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.Tesis sobre medios públicos dirigida por Florence Toussaint  Alcaraz y avalada por el jurado conformado por Alma Rosa Alva den la Selva, Fátima... Read More →
avatar for Amira Arratia

Amira Arratia

Head of the Archive, Televisión Nacional de Chile
Amira Arratia, Head of the Documentation Center of TVN. She is librarian from the University of Chile, specialist in Audiovisual Archives. She has been working in the Documentation Center since the beginning in 1973. She is an active and permanent FIAT/IFTA member since 1979 and she... Read More →
RD

Roberto Duif

Sales Director for the Americas, VSN
avatar for Pamela Vizner Oyarce

Pamela Vizner Oyarce

Consultant, AVP
Pamela is a media archivist from Chile with international experience in film, video, audio and digital preservation. Pamela currently works as a Consultant for the firm AVP, where she focuses on digital preservation, technology selection and implementation, and management of software... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2020 18:30 - 19:30 GMT
b. Session 1

19:30 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 19:30 - 20:00 GMT
b. Session 1

19:30 GMT

Break
Wednesday October 28, 2020 19:30 - 20:00 GMT
c. Session 2

20:00 GMT

FRAME Expert Workshop: How can international collaborations initiate more relevant and efficient training programmes? - part 2
10 years ago, INA designed FRAME, a professional training programme co-funded by the Europe Creative programme of the EU and supported by FIAT/IFTA and EBU Academy. It aimed at strengthening international archive professionals’ skills by responding current audiovisual landscape evolutions, making the most of this transnational dialogue and cooperation framework.

Based on this 10-year experience, we propose a reflection on international collaboration in the training field: how can transnational dialogue help to identify the development and needs for current and future competencies? How can international training programmes benefit professionals who need to develop skills to meet the urgent imperatives to safeguard AV archives as well as to professionals looking to implement the latest technological innovations for AV contents management? What is the relevant level for their implementation to better suit all professionals’ needs: national, regional, continental, international? How to design and implement these international training programmes?

Making the most of the joint FIAT/IFTA-IASA Conference, the workshop proposes to gather all kinds of audiovisual archive sectors and types of institutions in this reflection. It will initiate exchanges to identify which are necessary skills in all audiovisual archiving activities – from preventive preservation to audiovisual content promotion and use of new technologies – to enable professionals to meet today requirements as well as to adapt future trends. The discussion will continue with sharing of experiences and best practices and drawing answers in the international training field. To do so, it comprises:

1. A workshop to identify skills and training needs and requirements, and their evolutions. This workshop will be based on exchanges between 3 speakers and with the audience
2. A round table to illustrate the questions rose as part of the workshop with 4 examples of international training programmes, implemented by several types of institutions and at different levels

Speakers
avatar for Marie Tanché

Marie Tanché

European & international projects coordinator, INA
CM

Clément Malherbe

Project Manager, INA
avatar for Christine Braemer

Christine Braemer

Training manager, INA
avatar for Will Prentice

Will Prentice

British Library
Will Prentice is the Training and Dissemination Manager for the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project at the British Library, where he has worked since 1999. He is Chair of the IASA Training & Education Committee, sits on the IASA Technical Committee and is a Trustee of the EMI Archive... Read More →
avatar for Delphine Wibaux

Delphine Wibaux

Deputy Head of International Affairs, INA
Delphine Wibaux is Deputy Head of International Affairs at the French National Audiovisual Institute INA). She is in charge of designing and implementing INA international development strategy in connection with the priorities of the French Ministry of Culture, responsible for its... Read More →
avatar for David Walsh

David Walsh

Training and Outreach Coordinator, FIAF


Wednesday October 28, 2020 20:00 - 21:00 GMT
c. Session 2

20:00 GMT

Workshop: Collaborate, Connect, Transform: Exchanges and Advances in Latin American Archives - part 4
Abstract
The report elaborated by the Ibero-American Network for the Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (Spanish acronym RIPDASA) shows that a high percentage of Ibero-American collections are not accessible and they are endangered by the fragility of the media. Some of these collections are at risk of being lost forever if we don't take the necessary actions to preserve them. This workshop aims to draw attention to the delicate situation of these archives by establishing a dialogue between professionals, international organizations and the industry based on fundamental ideas such as: digitalization, preservation and professional training.

Resumen
El informe elaborado por la Red Iberoamericana de Preservación de Archivos Sonoros y Audiovisuales pone de manifiesto que un porcentaje muy elevado de los acervos iberoamericanos corre el riesgo de desaparecer si no se adoptan las medidas necesarias para su preservación. Este seminario tiene como objetivo llamar la atención sobre la delicada situación de estos archivos fomentando el diálogo entre los profesionales, las organizaciones internacionales y la industria entorno a varias ideas fundamentales: la digitalización, la preservación, el acceso y la formación de profesionales.


Part 4: Closing debate: towards critically rethinking archives in Latin America / Hacia un pensamiento crítico de los archivos en América Latina - moderated by: Luisa Ordoñez (Caracol Televisión, Colombia)

*Available in Spanish via Interprefy

Moderators
LF

Luisa Fernanda Ordoñez

Director, Archivo Caracol Televisión (Colombia)

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Humberto Silva Cabrales

Jaime Humberto Silva Cabrales

Director, Señal Memoria,Colombia
avatar for Laura Tusi

Laura Tusi

Archive researcher & producer, Freelancer
Laura Tusi studied Arts at University of Buenos Aires. She has been an archive researcher and producer for film, TV, and exhibitions since 2008. In that role, she works with artists, directors and producers providing archival footage in adequate licensing conditions. Some recent... Read More →
avatar for Rafael De Luna

Rafael De Luna

Professor, Univ. Federal Fluminense, Brazil
avatar for Mónica Maronna

Mónica Maronna

Professor, Universidad de la República de Uruguay
avatar for Jo Ana Morfin

Jo Ana Morfin

Time-based media conservator, independent consultant
Jo Ana holds a degree in Cultural Heritage Restoration from the National School of Conservation (ENCRyM) in Mexico City. In 2008 she obtained her Master’s degree in Curating from Sunderland University in U.K.; her research focuses on curatorial strategies for documenting and archiving... Read More →
avatar for Juana Suarez

Juana Suarez

MIAP Director, NYU MIAP
Juana Suárez is the Director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University (NYU MIAP). She is a media preservation specialist and a scholar in Latin American Cinema. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Arizona State University, and... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2020 20:00 - 21:00 GMT
b. Session 1
 
Thursday, October 29
 

11:30 GMT

OPEN MEETING - IASA Discography Committee
Officers of the Discography Committee (chairpersons, secretaries) are elected within the committee. The committees exclusively decide on the objects and tasks they deal with.

The Discography Committee deals with standards and recommended practice concerning collections of published recordings.

Creating an International Bibliography of Discographies: A Worldwide Collaborative Project

A National Discography provides guidelines to best practice for members who may have the responsibility for establishing national discographies in their country, who intend to establish this service, and who may be seeking funding.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Laurence

Peter Laurence

Librarian for Recorded Sound & Media, Harvard University
avatar for Margarida Ullate i Estanyol

Margarida Ullate i Estanyol

Sound & AV Unit Director, Biblioteca de Catalunya
avatar for Pedro Félix

Pedro Félix

Coordinator, ANS (ei)


Thursday October 29, 2020 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
b. Session 1

11:30 GMT

OPEN MEETING - IASA Technical Committee
Officers of the Technical Committee (chairpersons, secretaries) are elected within the committee. The committees exclusively decide on the objects and tasks they deal with.

The Technical Committee devotes itself to all technical aspects of sound and audiovisual recordings. This includes the actual recording processes, optimisation of reproduction of historical and modern recordings, transfer and digitisation technologies, standards and storage technologies, software and carriers. The Technical Committee is concerned with the preservation of sound and audiovisual media and technically sustainable approaches to future access.

The creation of special publications enabling the AV archive community to take educated decisions regarding this, is a main concern of the committee.

The Technical Committee has delivered several papers, which serve as technical guidelines, in the series 'Standards, Recommended Practices and Strategies'.

The Committee has also made available online several older publications that remain in demand as valued guides.

Speakers
avatar for Lars Gaustad

Lars Gaustad

Head of moving image preservation, National Library of Norway
Lars Gaustad is head of moving image preservation at the National Library of Norway. The library holds the heritage collection of moving images in Norway as well as being responsible for handling the legal deposit of film and television. He has chaired the Technical Commission of... Read More →
avatar for Nadja Wallaszkovits

Nadja Wallaszkovits

Professor, abk Stuttgart
Nadja Wallaszkovits studied ethnomusicology at the University of Vienna and graduated as an audio engineer. After several years of experience as a sound engineer for private national and international recording companies and audiovisual productions, she joined the Phonogrammarchiv... Read More →
avatar for Ross Garrett

Ross Garrett

Project Manager ICT, National Film & Sound Archive Australia
All things audio!, I am an avid pro tools user, I run a home studio, focus on restoration of audio carriers and have a broad skills set in audio engineering outside my job at the NFSA. I have been working on improvement of practices at the NFSA and increased volume of digitizatio... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2020 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
c. Session 2

11:30 GMT

FIAT/IFTA Media Studies Grant session
To enhance collaboration between research and archive communities and ensure the valorization of academic knowledge for archival practice as well as to promote research of holdings of member television archives, the FIAT/IFTA Media Studies Commission has set up the Media Studies Grant. This programme offers support for research done at member television archives with the aim to study archival material or archiving practices from these institutions. Priority is given to projects that research topics that are relevant for the history of the archive institution, for European television history or for archival practice.

The grantees of the 2020 edition of the Media Studies Grant will present their results during this session:
  • Alexandre Suire and Melissa Barkat-Defradas : Evolution of human pitch: Preliminary analyses in the French population using INA audiovisual archives of Vox Pops
  • Ornella Castiglione : Exploring Rai Digital Archives: a new Didactical Methodology for Social Inclusion and Discovery of the Environment

Moderators
avatar for Dana Mustata

Dana Mustata

Assistant Professor, University of Groningen

Speakers
avatar for Ornella Castiglione

Ornella Castiglione

Adjunct professor, University of Milan-Bicocca
Teacher and photographer, she lives and works in Milan. She deals with cinema and architecture and with cinema and arts in education.She currently collaborates with the Department of Human Sciences for Education at University of Milan-Bicocca but since 2007 she has taught film and... Read More →
MB

Melissa Barkat-Defradas

CNRS Researcher, Institute of Evolutionary Sciences of Montpellier
AS

Alexandre Suire

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of the Ryukyus


Thursday October 29, 2020 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
a. Stage

12:30 GMT

Long Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
c. Session 2

12:30 GMT

Long Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
b. Session 1

12:30 GMT

Long Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
a. Stage

13:30 GMT

OPEN MEETING - IASA Diversity Taskforce DTF/DEI
Speakers
avatar for Judith Opoku-Boateng

Judith Opoku-Boateng

Archivist, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
avatar for Aaron Bittel

Aaron Bittel

Director of World Music Archives and Music Librarian, Wesleyan University
Aaron M. Bittel is Director of the World Music Archives and Music Librarian at Wesleyan University. He previously served as Archivist-Librarian and Head of Digital Projects for the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, one of the largest and oldest ethnographic audiovisual archives in North... Read More →
avatar for Rosie Rowe

Rosie Rowe

AV and Film Preservation Specialist/Head of AV Preservation @ ISU University Library, Iowa State University Library
Rosie Rowe is the Film and Audiovisual Preservation Specialist at Iowa State University.  Previously, they were the AV Preservation Senior Advisor for the New Zealand National Archives. Their main professional focus is designing realistic AV preservation infrastructure and workflows... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2020 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
d. Session 3

13:30 GMT

OPEN MEETING - IASA Organizing Knowledge Committee
Officers (chairpersons, secretaries) of the Organising Knowledge Committee (previously known as the Cataloguing and Documentation Committee) are elected within the committee. The committees exclusively decide on the objects and tasks they deal with.

The Organising Knowledge Committee concerns itself with standards and rules as well as with systems, automated or manual, for the documentation and cataloguing of audiovisual media.

Convened by Mary Miliano, in 1999 the IASA Editorial Group compiled and edited the IASA Cataloguing Rules which is a manual for description of sound recordings and related audiovisual media.

The IASA Cataloguing Rules is also available in Spanish as Reglas de Catalogación de IASA (2005 ed.).

Speakers
avatar for Johan Oomen

Johan Oomen

Head of Research and Development, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
I'm head of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision R&D Department and researcher at the Web and Media group of the VU University Amsterdam. I'm an elected board member of the Europeana Association, of the EUscreen Foundation and of CLICKNL, the innovation catalyst for the... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2020 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
b. Session 1

13:30 GMT

OPEN MEETING - IASA Training & Education Committee
Officers of the Training & Education Committee (chairpersons, secretaries) are elected within the committee. The committees exclusively decide on the objects and tasks they deal with.

The Training & Education Committee seeks to create and support an Audiovisual archival community who are knowledgeable, professional, capable of caring for their collections effectively, and acknowledged as such by their institutions or wider professional community.

Speakers
avatar for Gisa Jähnichen

Gisa Jähnichen

Prof. (Ecomusicology), Shanghai Conservatory of Music
avatar for Will Prentice

Will Prentice

British Library
Will Prentice is the Training and Dissemination Manager for the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project at the British Library, where he has worked since 1999. He is Chair of the IASA Training & Education Committee, sits on the IASA Technical Committee and is a Trustee of the EMI Archive... Read More →
avatar for Pio Pellizzari

Pio Pellizzari

Vice-president / T&E Committee, IASA


Thursday October 29, 2020 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
c. Session 2

13:30 GMT

FIAT/IFTA Initiatives session
During this session we will present different initiatives taken by FIAT / IFTA or IASA. These initiatives are very diverse in nature and set-up, but they are all at the service of audiovisual heritage managers worldwide. The following initiatives will be presented:
  • The FIAT/IFTA ‘Where are you on the Timeline?’ Survey results 2020 – by Adrienne Warburton (RTÉ) representing the FIAT/IFTA Media Management Commission.
  • The FIAT/IFTA Outsourced Migration Guideline – by Laurent Boch (RAI) representing the FIAT/IFTA Preservation and Migration Commission.



Moderators
avatar for Brecht Declercq

Brecht Declercq

Digitisation Manager / General Secretary, meemoo / FIAT/IFTA

Speakers
avatar for Laurent Boch

Laurent Boch

Technical Researcher, RAI
Laurent Boch works for the RAI R&D department, "Centro Ricerche, Innovazione Tecnologica e Sperimentazione". He has been involved in the series of EU funded project dealing with media preservation, namely PrestoSpace, PrestoPRIME, and Presto4U, within which many preservation technologies... Read More →
avatar for Adrienne Warburton

Adrienne Warburton

Media Coordinator Metadata and Archiving, RTÉ
Adrienne Warburton has worked in RTÉ Archives for 12 years as Media Coordinator, Metadata and Archiving.  Her role involves the development and implementation of metadata standards across RTÉ Archives’ audio-visual collections and the review and improvement of related processes... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2020 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
a. Stage

14:30 GMT

Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
c. Session 2

14:30 GMT

Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
b. Session 1

14:30 GMT

Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
a. Stage

14:30 GMT

Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
d. Session 3

15:00 GMT

Magnetic Tape Alert Project - Recommendations and Next Steps
The Information for All Programme (IFAP) of UNESCO in cooperation with IASA conducted the Magnetic Tape Alert Project (MTAP) to alert stakeholders of the imminent threat of losing access to their audiovisual documents. This project conducted a survey of existing audiovisual documents on magnetic tape that are not yet digitally preserved, focusing on unique recordings and those recordings that are still in their original state, kept in small academic or cultural institutions or in private hands. The information obtained through this survey serves as a basis for the planning of adequate solutions for the safeguarding of these irreplaceable original documents in the long-term. This information is kept on the IASA website along with a final report.

This session will provide recommendations from the MTAP Report and a discussion of next steps.

15.00-15.05 Overview of underlying situation and need for MTAP
15.05-15.20 MTAP Report and results
15.20-15.30 UNESCO Goals for MTAP
15.30-16.00 Open Discussion – Next steps/maintaining inertia

Speakers
avatar for Janet Topp Fargion

Janet Topp Fargion

Lead Curator, World and Traditional Music, British Library
Janet Topp Fargion is an ethnomusicologist with research interests in South Africa and the Swahili Coast. She graduated with a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 1992. She joined the British Library in 1994 as Lead Curator of World and Traditional Music where she... Read More →
avatar for Dietrich Schüller

Dietrich Schüller

consultant, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dietrich Schüller, retired director of and now consultant to the Vienna Phonogrammarchiv, has been with IASA since 1972. Starting out as cultural anthropologist – his PhD is in African History – he became increasingly involved in technical matters related to audiovisual archiving... Read More →
avatar for Brecht Declercq

Brecht Declercq

Digitisation Manager / General Secretary, meemoo / FIAT/IFTA


Thursday October 29, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
b. Session 1

16:00 GMT

Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
b. Session 1

16:30 GMT

OPEN MEETING - IASA Research Archives Section
Officers of the Research Archives Section (chairpersons, secretaries) are elected within the committee. The committees exclusively decide on the objects and tasks they deal with.

The Research Archives Section concerns itself with special issues relating to audiovisual archives whose holdings include collections of recordings originally made for research purposes.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Bittel

Aaron Bittel

Director of World Music Archives and Music Librarian, Wesleyan University
Aaron M. Bittel is Director of the World Music Archives and Music Librarian at Wesleyan University. He previously served as Archivist-Librarian and Head of Digital Projects for the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, one of the largest and oldest ethnographic audiovisual archives in North... Read More →
avatar for Marija Dumnić Vilotijević

Marija Dumnić Vilotijević

Research Associate, Institute of Musicology SASA
Marija Dumnić Vilotijević is Research Associate at the Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She completed MA and PhD in ethnomusicology at the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts (Belgrade). She is participating at digitization projects (especially... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2020 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
b. Session 1

16:30 GMT

SAVE YOUR ARCHIVE session - part 1
*Available in Spanish and French via Interprefy 

The Save Your Archive (SYA) program is one of the flagship initiatives of FIAT/IFTA. The divided into two slots session will serve to briefly introduce the SYA to the audience, to summarize the most recent SYA project orchestrated by the The National Archive of Zimbabwe (NAZ) that allowed to save 330 hours of unique film records and, last but not least, to creat space for a pitching session of the SYA 2020 edition of the Save Your Archive with Partners.

The aim of the SYA pitching session is to create an opportunity for the SYA 2020 applicants to fully present their projects and thus to allow the SYA Partners to better understand their specificities and to have a moment to engage into a discussion before the final selection is made. The rules of the pitching session are simple. Each applicant is requested to pre-record a pitch in a form of a video that will be used during the session to introduce the submitted project. The presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session with the SYA Partners present.

The exchange is also open to a wider public not directly involved in the selection process.

This session will consist of:

  • 16.30 - 16.50: an introduction to the FIAT/IFTA Save Your Archive initiative, incl. a testimony by Mr. Livingstone Muchefa of the National Archives of Zimbabwe, recipients of the previous Save Your Archive grant.
  • 16.50 - 17.30: 3 pitches of projects candidating for the new grant:
     1) Proimágenes Colombia - Juana Suarez and Juan Sébastian Quebrada
     2) The Albanian National Film Archive (AQSHF) - Iris Elezi
     3) Centro de Estudios Espigas, Tarea-IIPC, UNSAM/Fundación Espigas - Melina Cavalo and Rita Falcone



Moderators
avatar for Brid Dooley

Brid Dooley

Head of Archives, RTÉ
avatar for Maria Drabczyk

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 →

Speakers
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Rita Falcón

AV Archives Advisor
Archive Producer and Researcher based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Iris Elezi

Director, Albanian National Film Archive
Iris Elezi is the director of the Albanian National Film Archive and Vice Secretary General of the Executive Committee of FIAF.  Together with American archivist, PhD Regina Longo, Iris co-founded in 2012, The Albanian Cinema Project, an initiative to restore and promote the little... Read More →
JQ

Juan Quebrada

Film Director
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Melina Cavalo

Head Librarian and Archivist, Centro Espigas
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Juana Suarez

MIAP Director, NYU MIAP
Juana Suárez is the Director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University (NYU MIAP). She is a media preservation specialist and a scholar in Latin American Cinema. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Arizona State University, and... Read More →
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Livingstone Muchefa

Archivist, National Archives of Zimbabwe
Livingstone Muchefa is head of the Film and Sound Archives at National Archives of Zimbabwe. He is currently the coordinating and supervising the digitization of films collection under the Save Your Archive Project funded by FIAT/IFTA. A project that is hoped to be complete by next... Read More →
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Theo Mäusli

Strategic Expert - Archives, SRG-SSR



Thursday October 29, 2020 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
d. Session 3

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
c. Session 2

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
b. Session 1

17:30 GMT

Long Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 GMT
d. Session 3

18:30 GMT

OPEN MEETING - IASA Ambassador Programme
Speakers
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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 →
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Thomas Henry

Ceints de bakélite
78 rpm record collector and researcher from France, creator of the Ceints de bakélite blog. Vice-chair of IASA Discography Committee, Ambassador of IASA for France.
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Gisa Jähnichen

Prof. (Ecomusicology), Shanghai Conservatory of Music
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Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Investigadora/ Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. PhD in Documentation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She coordinates the Ibero-American Network of Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA). She is Vice-President of the International... Read More →
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Marija Dumnić Vilotijević

Research Associate, Institute of Musicology SASA
Marija Dumnić Vilotijević is Research Associate at the Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She completed MA and PhD in ethnomusicology at the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts (Belgrade). She is participating at digitization projects (especially... Read More →
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Ross Garrett

Project Manager ICT, National Film & Sound Archive Australia
All things audio!, I am an avid pro tools user, I run a home studio, focus on restoration of audio carriers and have a broad skills set in audio engineering outside my job at the NFSA. I have been working on improvement of practices at the NFSA and increased volume of digitizatio... Read More →
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Judith Opoku-Boateng

Archivist, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
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Maria del Carmen Ordoño Vidaña

Digitalización, Fonoteca Nacional de México
Maria has more than 10 years of experience working with audio. She currently works at the National Sound Library in the flow of restoration of digital files and collaborates in the COTENNDOC within the Subcommittee on Digitization of Sound Documents in coordinating the work of the... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2020 18:30 - 19:30 GMT
b. Session 1

18:30 GMT

OPEN MEETING - IASA Broadcast Archives Section
Officers of the Broadcast Archives Section are elected within the committee. The committees exclusively decide on the objects and tasks they deal with.

The Broadcast Archives Section handles the special responsibilities of audiovisual archives in broadcast companies.

Speakers
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Carolyn Birdsall

Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, and Vice-Chair of IASA's Broadcast Archives Section (BAS). I'm interested in the early history of radio archiving in Europe and beyond, for which I'm currently leading a funded research project "Tracking Radio Archival... Read More →
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Lynn Johnson

e.tv Pty Ltd., e.tv Pty Ltd.
Library systems manager for 10 years at e.tv, South Africa's first independent, free to air, terrestrial television station and home of eNCA, South Africa's first 24 hour broadcast news service. Work with digital asset managements systems that manages news and programme content and... Read More →
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Jennifer Vaughn

Senior Digital Librarian, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty


Thursday October 29, 2020 18:30 - 19:30 GMT
c. Session 2

18:30 GMT

SAVE YOUR ARCHIVE session - part 2
*Available in Spanish and French via Interprefy 

The Save Your Archive (SYA) program is one of the flagship initiatives of FIAT/IFTA. The divided into two slots session will serve to briefly introduce the SYA to the audience, to summarize the most recent SYA project orchestrated by the The National Archive of Zimbabwe (NAZ) that allowed to save 330 hours of unique film records and, last but not least, to creat space for a pitching session of the SYA 2020 edition of the Save Your Archive with Partners.

The aim of the SYA pitching session is to create an opportunity for the SYA 2020 applicants to fully present their projects and thus to allow the SYA Partners to better understand their specificities and to have a moment to engage into a discussion before the final selection is made. The rules of the pitching session are simple. Each applicant is requested to pre-record a pitch in a form of a video that will be used during the session to introduce the submitted project. The presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session with the SYA Partners present.

The exchange is also open to a wider public not directly involved in the selection process.

This session will consist of:
  • 18.30 - 19.15: 4 pitches of projects candidating for the new grant:
      1) Laboratorio Experimental de Cine - Walter Forsberg and Elena Pardo
      2) Dokumenta.Video - José Velazquez and David Dunkley Gyimah
      3) RTI (Radio et Télévision Ivoirienne) - Suzanne Essan and Douglas Nzo
      4) Caliban Cinema and Content - Silvio Tendler and Tao Burity
  • 19.15 - 19.30: Wrap-up - Bríd Dooley and Maria Drabczyk

Moderators
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Brid Dooley

Head of Archives, RTÉ
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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 →

Speakers
ST

Silvio Tendler

CEO, Caliban Cinema and Content
TB

Tao Burity

Post-production Coordinator, Caliban Cinema and Content
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Walter Forsberg

Media Conservator, Laboratorio Experimental de Cine, Mexico
Walter Forsberg works as a filmmaker and media conservator based in Mexico City. His films have screened widely, including at the Sundance, Rotterdam, and Toronto film festivals, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A graduate of NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and... Read More →
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José Velazquez

Founding Director / Data Architect, DOKUMENTA.VIDEO
Jose has been involved in and around the world of digital video acquisition, compression and delivery since its coming of age in the early 90s. Trained at the BBC in broadcast operations and TV production, he also holds an MA in Documentary Research for Film and TV (London College... Read More →
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Elena Pardo

Director, Laboratorio Experimental de Cine
DD

David Dunkley Gyimah

Lecturer, University of Cardiff
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Suzanne Essan

Assistant conservator, Ministry of Culure of Ivory Coast
DN

Douglas Nzo

Logistics Manager, TOTAL



Thursday October 29, 2020 18:30 - 19:30 GMT
d. Session 3

19:30 GMT

Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 19:30 - 20:00 GMT
b. Session 1

19:30 GMT

Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 19:30 - 20:00 GMT
c. Session 2

19:30 GMT

Break
Thursday October 29, 2020 19:30 - 20:00 GMT
a. Stage

20:00 GMT

CLOSING PLENARY
At the end of the 2020 IASA - FIAT/IFTA Joint Conference time has come for a word of thanks. Not only to our hosts and the organisers of the conference, but also to the speakers, the moderators, all that have worked behind the scenes and of course to you, the participants to this conference.

As this is an election year for both FIAT/IFTA and IASA, there are also a few people to whom we owe our gratitude as they've come to the end of their mandate on the respective organisation boards. The outgoing presidents of IASA and FIAT/IFTA will give their farewell address, and the new ones will present themselves and their plans for the future.

As tradition requires, at the end of this session the location for the next FIAT/IFTA World Conference will also be revealed.

*Available in Spanish and French via Interprefy

Speakers
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Toby Seay

Professor, Recording Arts; Director, Drexel Audio Archives, Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States
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Brid Dooley

Head of Archives, RTÉ
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Brecht Declercq

Digitisation Manager / General Secretary, meemoo / FIAT/IFTA
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Tre Berney

Director, Digitization and Conservation Services, Cornell University
Tre Berney is the Director of Digitization and Conservation at Cornell University Library where he is responsible for annual digital collections and preservation priorities for Cornell’s Rare and Distinctive Collections. He responsible for the renowned Digital Consulting and Production... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2020 20:00 - 21:00 GMT
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