The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) and the Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council (BAAC) announce the
The conference will address themes associated with the tasks audiovisual archives are facing in a world undergoing rapid changes. It is essential that archives develop new ways to meet future demands. Analogue and digital collections will coexist for a while yet, depending on the resources made available for the preservation of analogue material, the digitization process and the management of digital content. Digitization is now recognized as the way to go to save our audiovisual heritage, but the issues of future migration and the sustainability of digital archives still need to be addressed.
Digitization gives archives possibilities of delivering content via new digital platforms thus distributing the content not only to the traditional users, but to whole new groups of audiences. At the same time, ideal open access depends on the successful development of copyright legislation. Only then will large scale dissemination of content be possible. Gradually, archives will become an even more integrated part of society.