FIAT/IFTA Newsletter - July 2021
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FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2021 - Online Edition
After analyzing the global evolution of the covid-19 pandemic, FIAT/IFTA has decided to hold the 2021 World Conference in a virtual environment, but…don’t worry we will have a chance to meet in Cape Town in 2022! 

The title of this year’s FIAT/IFTA conference is “Advancing the digital dividend”. The past year has shown that we need to be agile, able to rapidly adapt to change. We must continue to ensure our remit in acquisition, preservation, access and use is to the fore so that the archives can deliver on the promise of the social, cultural and economic leverage that they comprise. In other words, we must ensure that the digital dividend, the return to society of our efforts, becomes as large, as visible and as viable as possible. This is why the 2021 FIAT/IFTA World Conference programme features the following chapters:
  • Digital preservation: an era of new challenges
  • New actors, new models, new processes in MAM and metadata creation
  • Relevance, engagement and distinctiveness: the archive as a public actor
  • Archival value: between return on society and return on investment
  • Local issues, global perspectives
The registration for the World Conference is now open!

You can visit the FIAT/IFTA World Conference website to learn more about the event, the platform for the virtual conference, our programme (available soon) and the registration fees.
Visit the FIAT/IFTA World Conference Website
FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards 2021
- Deadline Extension -

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 valorizes the use of archives in an outstanding way, is eligible to enter.

The Archive Achievement Awards are developed by FIAT/IFTA, the International Federation of Television Archives. Members of FIAT/IFTA can nominate their own organisation, or a person or organisation with whom they have collaborated. The FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards winners will be announced during an online version of the Awards Show, during the World FIAT/IFTA Conference, 19-21 October 2021.

We are now accepting submissions until 22 July 2021!
Submit your proposal and learn more about the awards here
Launch of the International Memory of the World
Register 2022 - 2023 Cycle

Following the approval by the UNESCO Executive Board of the amended Statutes of the International Advisory Committee and the revised General Guidelines of the Memory of the World Programme, UNESCO has announced the launch of the 2022-2023 cycle of the International Memory of the World Register.

UNESCO will begin to accept nominations on 30 July.
Learn more about the call for nominations here
The video collection from the FIAT/IFTA - IASA Joint Conference 2020 is now available

For the first time in more than 25 years the FIAT/IFTA Executive Council and the IASA Board joined forces and organized a joint conference with an integrated programme. The 51st IASA Conference was also the 44th FIAT/IFTA World Conference. Together with our host RTÉ, a long-standing and active member of both organisations, we brought together the two leading associations in broadcast, media, sound and audiovisual archiving.

FIAT/IFTA and IASA are excited to make this content available via Aviary, a publishing platform for audio and video built specifically for archives and libraries.
Access the video collection here
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