« SAVE YOUR ARCHIVE », a FIAT/IFTA program
Dominique Saintville (Ina)
Mette Charis Buchman (DR)
Théo Maüsli (RSI)
FIAT/IFTA
Save your Archive

UNESCO
World Day for AV Heritage
Sharing the same vision
• Raise awareness about the value and the
vulnerability of the audio visual heritage
• Save the wo...
Do not wait, take action!
« Start saving endangered archives »
• It reflects our vision of
FIAT/IFTA as a
networked, unite...
Save your Archive
• A FIAT/IFTA program
– Announced last year at the WC in London
– Intended to support a few well defined...
« Save your Archive »
The outcome of FIAT/IFTA previous initiatives
• Madagascar / FL@H, 2011/2012
• a successfull experie...
The FL@H story
• FL@H was running out of money to pay the
wages and the electricity
• FL@H President alerted the FIAT/IFTA...
Save your Archive Resources
• A special fund is established from the FIAT/IFTA regular
budget
– thanks to an efficient man...
Agenda
2012
• September 30th: Program is announced
2013
• May 1st: Call for projects is issued
• September 1st: Twelve app...
Selection criteria
The collection at risk
–
–
–
–

Vulnerability
Value, significance
Copyright
Accessibility

–
–
–
–
–
–
...
Selected projects
• Madagascar / Fl@h / Valorization of archive
content
• Romania / TVR / Preservation & Digitization of
a...
« Save your Archive » in 2014?
• Same agenda as in 2013
• Budget allocation has been decided
Madagascar
Valorizing the unique FL@H Archive
THE LIVE ROMANIAN
REVOLUTION
An endangered collection at the
Romanian Television Archive
ROMANIA, DECEMBER 1989
” The Romanian Revolution was a series of riots and
protests in Romania in December 1989. These
wer...
THE LIVE ROMANIAN REVOLUTION
• Key moments from the fall of the communist era
in Romania (december 1989)
• A collection in...
WHY GRANTED HELP?
•
•
•
•
•

An important collection
An endangered collection
A collection that will/can be made accessibl...
South Africa
NARSSA/NFVSA – National Archives

The “Rivonia trial” sound recordings
NFVSA
National Film, Video
and Sound Archive of
South Africa
The Dictabelt Collection
• NFVSA holds a collection of 8.000 dictabelts
• Dictabelts were used to record proceedings durin...
Rivonia trial
The Rivonia trial

The Rivonia archive material

• Rivonia, a suburb of
Johannesburg where ANC
(African Nati...
An invaluable collection
• It is part of South Africa collective memory
• It is listed in the UNESCO’s Memory of the World...
The archive material :
dictabelts, dictaphones
Dictabelts, descriptions, folders
The NFVSA project
• General goal
– digitize and give access to the Rivonia records
– preserve this material for posterity
...
Building an international partnership
to save the Rivonia records
Process
• Digitization & restauration tests
– INA & Fren...
Nelson Mandela’s final address
on 20th April 1964
•

•

“During my lifetime I have dedicated
myself to this struggle of th...
"SAVE YOUR ARCHIVE", a FIAT/IFTA program, Dominique Saintville, Ina; Mette Charis Buchman, DR; Théo Mäusli, RSI
"SAVE YOUR ARCHIVE", a FIAT/IFTA program, Dominique Saintville, Ina; Mette Charis Buchman, DR; Théo Mäusli, RSI
"SAVE YOUR ARCHIVE", a FIAT/IFTA program, Dominique Saintville, Ina; Mette Charis Buchman, DR; Théo Mäusli, RSI
"SAVE YOUR ARCHIVE", a FIAT/IFTA program, Dominique Saintville, Ina; Mette Charis Buchman, DR; Théo Mäusli, RSI
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FIAT/IFTA announced a special fund to save endangered AV archives on the 2013 UNESCO World Day for AV Heritage, and announced it support for NARSSA National Archives and Records Service of South Africa - The “Rivonia trial” sound
records, including rare and endangered recordings of Nelson Mandela.

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"SAVE YOUR ARCHIVE", a FIAT/IFTA program, Dominique Saintville, Ina; Mette Charis Buchman, DR; Théo Mäusli, RSI

  1. 1. « SAVE YOUR ARCHIVE », a FIAT/IFTA program Dominique Saintville (Ina) Mette Charis Buchman (DR) Théo Maüsli (RSI)
  2. 2. FIAT/IFTA Save your Archive UNESCO World Day for AV Heritage
  3. 3. Sharing the same vision • Raise awareness about the value and the vulnerability of the audio visual heritage • Save the world audio visual heritage • Take action! « Start saving a few endangered archives »
  4. 4. Do not wait, take action! « Start saving endangered archives » • It reflects our vision of FIAT/IFTA as a networked, united, professional community
  5. 5. Save your Archive • A FIAT/IFTA program – Announced last year at the WC in London – Intended to support a few well defined projects focused on preservation, digitization, valorization of archival content – By various means : professional advice, equipment, training, funding • All details are available at http://fiatifta.org/save-yourarchive/ – Guidelines – Application Template
  6. 6. « Save your Archive » The outcome of FIAT/IFTA previous initiatives • Madagascar / FL@H, 2011/2012 • a successfull experience of saving an endangered archive • Involving FIAT/IFTA and its members • FL@H: • An independant archive preserving and digitizing the film and video heritage of Madagascar • Thanks to the French cooperation
  7. 7. The FL@H story • FL@H was running out of money to pay the wages and the electricity • FL@H President alerted the FIAT/IFTA EC in 2011 • At the Torino Conference, a partnership was set ut – FIAT/IFTA, OIF, Ina, ORTN and Memnon - to gather the necesary resources to relaunch the activity and secure a sustainable development • At the London confrence the progress made were reported • And more progresses have been made since …
  8. 8. Save your Archive Resources • A special fund is established from the FIAT/IFTA regular budget – thanks to an efficient management of FIAT/IFTA income – 2013 budget • A dedicated team of FIAT/IFTA volunteers: – Mette Charis Buchman (DR), Théo Maeusli (RTS), Roberto Rossetto (RAI), Brid Dooley (RTE), Dominique Saintville (Ina) – And the Ina advisers: Jean Varra, Camille Martin, Jean Gabriel Minel
  9. 9. Agenda 2012 • September 30th: Program is announced 2013 • May 1st: Call for projects is issued • September 1st: Twelve applications received • September & October: Projects assessed & selected • October 27th: Four selected projects announced • November: Agreements signed. A FIAT/IFTA volunteer appointed 2014 • September/October: Report back at the next FIAT/IFTA WC
  10. 10. Selection criteria The collection at risk – – – – Vulnerability Value, significance Copyright Accessibility – – – – – – – – The project Specificity Feasibility Cost & budget Impact Organization support Partners & Sponsors Replicability Diversity
  11. 11. Selected projects • Madagascar / Fl@h / Valorization of archive content • Romania / TVR / Preservation & Digitization of a historical collection – the 1989 Revolution • South Africa /National Archives / Digitization of the Sound Recordings of the Nelson Mandela’s trial • Zimbabwe / National Archives / Preparation of the film archive digitization plan
  12. 12. « Save your Archive » in 2014? • Same agenda as in 2013 • Budget allocation has been decided
  13. 13. Madagascar Valorizing the unique FL@H Archive
  14. 14. THE LIVE ROMANIAN REVOLUTION An endangered collection at the Romanian Television Archive
  15. 15. ROMANIA, DECEMBER 1989 ” The Romanian Revolution was a series of riots and protests in Romania in December 1989. These were part of the Revolutions of 1989 that occurred in several Warsaw Pact countries. The Romanian Revolution resulted in the violent overthrow and execution of longtime Romanian Communist Party leader Nicolae Ceauşescu, and the end of 42 years of Communist rule in Romania” WiKIPEDIA
  16. 16. THE LIVE ROMANIAN REVOLUTION • Key moments from the fall of the communist era in Romania (december 1989) • A collection in The Romanian Television Archive • 400 h of footage (100 h broadcasted live) – advanced state of degradation • Restore, preserve, digitalize and make accessible • under the leadership of Georgiana-Irina Negrara Lazar, Head of Archive
  17. 17. WHY GRANTED HELP? • • • • • An important collection An endangered collection A collection that will/can be made accessible A collection with an impact on the world The project/application is smart – – – – – Specific Measurable Ambitious Realistic Timely
  18. 18. South Africa NARSSA/NFVSA – National Archives The “Rivonia trial” sound recordings
  19. 19. NFVSA National Film, Video and Sound Archive of South Africa
  20. 20. The Dictabelt Collection • NFVSA holds a collection of 8.000 dictabelts • Dictabelts were used to record proceedings during Court cases, between 50’s to early 70’s • The most well known case is the Rivonia trial
  21. 21. Rivonia trial The Rivonia trial The Rivonia archive material • Rivonia, a suburb of Johannesburg where ANC (African National Congress) leaders were arrested • Nelson Mandela and the ANC leaders charged with acts of sabotage • The trial took place in Pretoria (Nov. 1963 - June 1964) • A turning point in the struggle against the apartheid • • • • Court audio recordings 550 dictabelts x 30 min Rare playback dictaphones Only 7 dictabelts have been digitized (British Library, 2001) • Nelson Mandela final address
  22. 22. An invaluable collection • It is part of South Africa collective memory • It is listed in the UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register • The project is part of the Commemoration of the Rivonia Trial • So far the collection is not accessible
  23. 23. The archive material : dictabelts, dictaphones
  24. 24. Dictabelts, descriptions, folders
  25. 25. The NFVSA project • General goal – digitize and give access to the Rivonia records – preserve this material for posterity – In the longer term: save the complete dictabelt collection • Specific request to FIAT/IFTA for 2013/2014 – Start the digitization of the Rivonia records by supporting the digitization of a first sub collection of one hundred dictabelts • Approached partners – Ina
  26. 26. Building an international partnership to save the Rivonia records Process • Digitization & restauration tests – INA & French service provider • Preparation of the documents by NFVSA • Digital preservation in France • Restauration • Documentation • Valorization Playback machine used for tests: “Archeophone”
  27. 27. Nelson Mandela’s final address on 20th April 1964 • • “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T PrdWWj6dro

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