FIAT/IFTA Newsletter - April 2022
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2022 FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards: Call for Nominations
The FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards are designed to honor outstanding archival initiatives and projects that have significantly improved 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 valorises the use of archives in an outstanding way, is eligible to enter.

Members of FIAT/IFTA can nominate their own organization, or they can nominate a person or organization with whom they have collaborated. The FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards winners will be announced during the Awards Show, during the FIAT/IFTA World Conference. The exact date will be announced shortly.

The following FIAT/IFTA Awards are announced:
  • Excellence in Media Management
  • Excellence in Media Preservation
  • Excellence in Unlocking the Value and Potential of Archives
  • Excellence in Archive Production
The deadline to submit your nomination is 15 May 2022.
Read the Call for Nominations here
Media Management Commission (MMC) Webinars

Save the Dates: 5, 12, 19 + 26 May 16.00 CEST

The Media Management Commission (MMC) will host Changing Sceneries, Changing Roles; Spotlights on Digital Transformation in Archives as four, one and a half hour 'bite-size' webinars each Thursday in May.
These webinars will revisit automated tools and workflows, seeing how they have performed and developed, since our Stockholm seminar in 2019 - with opportunities for live questions and answers at every session.
Please keep an eye on our website and social media for more information in the coming weeks.
FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2022: Call for Proposals
The title of this year’s FIAT/IFTA conference is “Archive out of the box!”We welcome proposals based on user experiences, new initiatives or perspectives, striking conclusions, successes but also failures.

Don't forget to submit your proposal before the 10 April 2022 deadline!
Read and download the Call for Proposals here
Media Studies Grant 2022: Call for Projects
In 2022, FIAT/IFTA’s Media Studies Commission is looking to commission research that adds value to and helps us understand the role of audiovisual archives in a shifting, converging media environment. 

The deadline to submit your Proposal is today, Monday 4 April 2022.
Read and download the full Call for Projects here
FIAT/IFTA Survey on Rights to Access

Are you a FIAT/IFTA member working in an audiovisual archive?
Please fill out the survey, it takes less than 6 minutes of your time

Further to a workshop that took place in September 2021, the FIAT/IFTA Value, Use and Copyright Commission (VUC) is interested in hearing from everyone in the FIAT/IFTA community about your experiences of dealing with rights issues and risks and would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this short survey.

The deadline for filling out the survey is Friday 8 April 2022.
Fill out the Survey here!
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