FIAT/IFTA Newsletter - August 2021
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FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2021 - Online Edition
Our programme and speakers
While the programme for the conference still being supplemented, we can already reveal a few highlights:
  • Special sessions on the business of audiovisual archiving, artificial intelligence and automatic metadata creation
  • FIAT/IFTA Regional Focus Workshops: for Latin America, the Mediterranean and Southern Africa
  • The announcement of the FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards 2021
  • Two prominent keynote speakers (names to be announced)
  • The announcement of the results of the annual Where are you on the Timeline Survey
  • Numerous virtual networking opportunities

We will be counting with speakers from well-known media organisations, audiovisual archives and international organisations, such as INA (France), SABC (South Africa), Rai (Italy), NHK (Japan), FIFA (Switzerland) and many more.
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Broadcaster Archives: Rights to Access

Online Workshop 2021 - 9 September, 12.00 GMT
- This workshop has reached the registration limit -

Broadcaster archives are often rich and deep, with multi-genre collections containing a mix of in-house produced and third party content, and inevitable rights complexities and associated risk considerations.

This workshop will look at the opportunities and challenges facing broadcasters worldwide in providing archive access to a range of stakeholders with different interests – be that creative and commercial re-use by programme makers, filmmakers and journalists, or non-commercial access for the individual: students, academics and the public.

The session will focus on rights and regulations and will ask if, by necessity of their regulatory and copyright landscapes, Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs) and private broadcasters take differing approaches to rights and risk when they are providing archive services to the production community and beyond.

This workshop will be of interest to archivists, library managers, rights management experts and copyright lawyers in the FIAT/IFTA community, with an opportunity to hear from others and share experiences in the complex area of rights and risk management.

  • Recording of the workshop to be made available online
  • Findings and data to be presented and discussed at 2021 World Conference
  • A report and recommended approach to rights/risk to be published 2022
Learn more about the online workshop
2nd Workshop: Collaborate, Connect, Transform: Challenges and opportunities for Latin American Archives at risk

Online workshop - 15 September, 15.00 GMT - free with registration
During the first Workshop: Collaborate, Connect, Transform: challenges and opportunities for Latin American Archives at risk held at the IASA-FIAT/IFTA Joint Conference in 2020, showed the passion and commitment of Latin American archivists for the preservation of their audiovisual heritage, as well as the need to establish solid professional networks to build, from the diversity of each country, common solutions for Latin America.

One year after this initiative, FIAT/IFTA renews its commitment to Latin American professionals and organizes a new Spanish workshop in which the exchange of ideas and experiences is the true protagonist.

The second Workshop: Collaborate, Connect, Transform: challenges and opportunities for Latin American Archives at risk will be held on September 15 and will revolve around two main themes: the digitization and preservation of archives and cataloging models in the context of the television production.

We will have case studies from the archives of Telefé Noticias (Argentina) and the Televisión Nacional de Chile. The open dialogue around these topics will continue in the workshops on preservation and cataloging schemes that will have the participation of experts from Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia and Spain. The dialogue will be extended to the participants who want to share the experiences of their archive.

This workshop will be in Spanish.
Register for the workshop
Preservation & Migration Seminar 2021
We want to thank everyone who joined us for the Preservation & Migration Seminar 2021: Acceptance criteria in the context of massive migration processes held on 22 June 2021.

Recently we have made the slides and Q&A notes from the seminar available to our participants via email. In the spirit of sharing knowledge among members of the FIAT/IFTA community, we have also updated our website to include the same document.

At the moment there is no plan to share for repurposing the recording on demand.

Please submit your questions or comments to
Access the slides and Q&A notes from the seminar
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