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IASA 2014 Conference - Cape Town, South Africa #iasa2014

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Report back about attending the most recent International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Association Conference in Cape Town from 5 - 9 October 2014
Only possible to mention but a few of the papers that were read.
Information about the conference can be found here: http://2014.iasa-web.org/

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IASA 2014 Conference - Cape Town, South Africa #iasa2014

  1. 1. International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Conference - Cape Town 5-9 October 2014 Karen du Toit feedback IASA 2014
  2. 2. CONNECTING CULTURES CONTENT CONTEXT COLLABORATION
  3. 3. THE CENTRE FOR THE BOOK
  4. 4. THE CENTRE FOR THE BOOK
  5. 5. VIEW FROM THE CENTRE FOR THE BOOK
  6. 6. THE COMPANY’S GARDENS
  7. 7. SABC DELEGATES
  8. 8. WE WERE THERE
  9. 9. QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, CAPE TOWN
  10. 10. 5 DAYS OF CONFERENCE IASA programme
  11. 11. IASA 2014 DAY 1
  12. 12. 5 OCT Open meetings: - Training & Education Committee - Technical Committee
  13. 13. BROADCAST ARCHIVES SECTION M-Net’s journey to an effective archive Warren Robbins – Media Coordinator for MNet
  14. 14. M-NET ARCHIVES 2001 start of Archives “Business was not aware of the true value of the Archives” If to survive as an archive > Interventions 1. New structure 2. Value in promotion of archives 3. Roles in archive section changed
  15. 15. M-NET ARCHIVES CONT. 4. Research & Cataloguing team established 5. Media Coordinator roles created 6. Media Asset Management Support Team 7. Project Management team: - Inventory project - Digitization - Off-site storage - Legacy backlog and outsourcing 8. Vendor
  16. 16. M-NET ARCHIVES ACHIEVEMENTS (WARREN ROBBINS) Structure Support from Executive Management Archives inclusive and placed within Group Archivists “becoming” True reflection Effective staff compliment
  17. 17. RESEARCH ARCHIVES SECTION 1. Volume and Noise: Mass publishing of the NRK Archives (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) – within 5 years 2. Voting in of new RAS officers 3. Signed up 4. IASA Archives Committee
  18. 18. IASA 2014 6 Oct DAY 2
  19. 19. NEW IASA BOARD ASA Executive Board (2014-2017): President: Ilse Assmann Vice President (Conferences): Bruce Gordon Vice President (Membership): Judith Gray Vice President (Training): Pio Pellizzari http://www.iasa-web.org/executive-board
  20. 20. KEYNOTE BY VERNE HARRIS
  21. 21. SPECTRES OF ARCHIVES AND LIBERATION “Ghosts in the archives” Presence and immediacy created by the film - living dead Absence about what is present Megan McShea photo on Twitter
  22. 22. VERNE HARRIS: 4 KEY ABSENCES IN ARCHIVES 1. Absent authors/ creators (text/film) Can leave a trace when no longer exist Ghost of person, different who he us now 2. Different content Structurally full of absent content Exclusion even in most comprehensive of records 3. Absent context Wrap with as many metadata, but context changing 4. Absent place of consignation Original order and original location
  23. 23. VERNE HARRIS: “HAUNTED BY PAST” - Focus on post- apartheid archives 1. Archives accessible? 2. Using archives to redress post- apartheid 3. Using voices from archives from those excluded previously. 4. Transforming public archives in auditors of record-keeping
  24. 24. VERNE HARRIS: THE HOPES OF THE POST-APARTHEID PERIOD NOT REALIZED! The work of National Archives in trouble! - Vision of 1990s gone - Underfunded - System not delivering - (Conclusions by the Archival Platform - detailed analysis over last two years) - Does not measure well against key objectives - Public Archives not equipped to do records keeping - Undermines service delivery and creates environment in which corruption thrives - Oral history projects problematic - Huge potential of digitization not harnessed - Archives remain domain of elite - Only fraction of their holdings found online Public Archives remain geared to paper based records - Ironically public access remain more restricted - Promotion of Access to Info Act used for gate keeping!
  25. 25. CURATING THE HIDDEN YEARS MUSIC ARCHIVES Dr Lizabé Lambrechts (Documentation Centre of Music, Stellenbosch Univ) The Hidden Years Music Archive David Marks He recorded everything – huge collection of music archives in South Africa 3rd Ear Music Facebook Domus Importance to SA Music heritage
  26. 26. Kirstenbosch Gardens LAUNCH TC 05
  27. 27. IASA PUBLISHES AUTHORITATIVE GUIDE ON HANDLING AND STORAGE OF SOUND AND VIDEO RECORDINGS TC 05
  28. 28. FUNCTION AT KIRSTENBOSCH
  29. 29. IASA 2014 DAY 3
  30. 30. CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION OF AUDIOVISUAL RECORDS IN THE NATIONAL FILM, VIDEO AND SOUND ARCHIVES OF SOUTH AFRICA Dr Nthabiseng Ncala - Current AV scernario - Identifying future preservation - Oldest film 1898
  31. 31. COST OF INACTION CALCULATOR Bertram Lyons The end of analogue audiovisual media: the cost of inaction & what you can do about it
  32. 32. COI Assumptions: • We have invested in physical AV collections • Degradation and obsolence are real • Digitization only option • Items not digitized will be lost • Need persuasive arguments: ROI • 11 variables in COI calculator (beta) • https://coi.avpreserve.com
  33. 33. PROFESSIONAL VISITS District 6 Museum
  34. 34. DISTRICT 6 MUSEUM SOUND ARCHIVE Oral History project
  35. 35. DISTRICT 6 MUSEUM
  36. 36. IASA 2014 DAY 4
  37. 37. AN ARCHIVAL APPROACH TO PROCESSING MIXED MEDIA COLLECTIONS MEGAN MCSHEA ( ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION)
  38. 38. ACCESS TO MIXED MEDIA ARCHIVES Enable all archivists Improve physical & intellectual access to AV Measurable standards Guidelines American Archivist Vol 68, no 2
  39. 39. ARTISTS AS ARCHIVISTS Diana Chester & Heidi Stalla (Play audio on Evernote – “Call to prayer”)
  40. 40. ARTISTS AS ARCHIVISTS To get important cultural heritage out into the community Preservation, archiving, but also creating new compositions Pave way for healing and reconciliation Practise of form-shifting (new methodology)
  41. 41. -Creating sonic archival material -- Potentially controversial use of archival material and the role that artists can play as archivists -Warning about custodian and caretaker roles! -- Not to replace archive material! ARTISTS AS ARCHIVISTS
  42. 42. CREATIVE RE-USE OF DUTCH AND BRITISH SOUND ARCHIVES LIZZY KOMEN SlideShare
  43. 43. VIMEO VIDEO
  44. 44. CREATIVE RE-USE An increasing amount of sounds and images from European archives, museums and libraries are available for creative re-use. For the Europeana Creative Challenge, we’re looking for innovative projects that use archival material available via Europeana (europeana.eu) in a creative way. Send in your own idea to create, for example, a mash-up, an app or a game at ecreativechallenges2014.istart
  45. 45. Hannes Coetzee All in One 7 Steps Minstrels Goema Troupe CAPE MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT
  46. 46. HANNES COETZEE Spoon sliding technique YouTube: http://t.co/1RefMPYuJ7
  47. 47. ALL IN ONE STEVE NEWMAN, ERROL DYERS & HILTON SCHILDER Steve Newman response in Daily Maverick
  48. 48. VINE
  49. 49. IASA 2014 DAY 5
  50. 50. FROM BROADCASTING TO ARCHIVING ILSE ASSMANN
  51. 51. READ MORE HERE IASA Conference IASA Web Storify #iasa2014
  52. 52. Thank you very much for the opportunity! IASA 2014

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