World Day for Audio Visual Heritage 2015
Archives at Risk - Protecting the World's Identities

27 October: World Day for Audio Visual Heritage
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The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2015 coordinators encourage all to join in the campaign for the need to safeguard man's AV heritage.

Contributions for posting in the WDAVH website may include news and feature articles on activities being organized in celebration of this day, as well as multimedia clips for sharing, facebook blogs, and others.

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WDAVH Organization Coordinators:

Mr. Tim Brooks
President, Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) /
Immediate Past President
Association of Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

Mr. Joan Boadas
ICA Commissioner for photographic and audiovisual archives
International Council on Archives (ICA)

Ms. Brid Dooley
Member, Executive Council
Federation Internationale des Archives de Television
International Federation of Television Archives

Ms. Sue Malden
Chair, FOCAL International
Federation of Commercial Audio Visual Libraries (FOCAL)

Mr. Christophe Dupin
FIAF Senior Administrator
International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)

Ms. Rachael Stoeltje
Member, Executive Council
International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) /
Indiana University Libraries Film Archive, Bloomington

Mr. Pio Pelizzari
Vice President (Training)
International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) /
Swiss National Sound Archives

Ms. Laura Rooney
Managing Director
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

Ms. Margret Plank
Information Coordinator/Web Editor
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) /
Head of Competence Center for non-textual materials (CNM)
German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
Department for Research and Development, Germany

Ms. Irene Lim
South East Asia Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) /
National Archives of Singapore

Ms. Iskra Panevska
Advisor for Communication and Information for South Asia
UNESCO New Delhi Office


Latest News:

FIAF Affiliates' Celebrations on 27 October 2015

CCAAA adopts Declaration to safeguard endangered archives

Catalonia National Library blogs on WDAVH

TVUASLP reports on WDAVH Celebration

AVPreserve, NEDCC present study findings on US sound recordings

ARSC opens new Media & Publications online search tool

ABS-CBN launches 'Save Our Films' advocacy

Blog: Audiovisual archives, the next ten years

Association for Recorded Sound Collections honors 1878 book

New Zealand blogs on WDAVH

Mincultura joins celebration of WDAVH

Netherlands shares experience as Trusted Digital Repository

RTVC Colombia honors WDAVH with 'Memory Signal' Program

British tweets #saveoursounds for WDAVH

CRDI of Girona City Council shares WDAVH-inspired declaration

NYU AMIA Student Chapter holds special screenings for WDAVH

University Television UASLP promotes conservation and preservation of audiovisual heritage

Promoting Public Awareness of the Philippine Documentary Heritage

Reconnecting with Lost Identities through Conservation, Digitisation and Preservation

WDAVH at TIFF Film Reference Library: Exhibition and Films

Girona lines up WDAVH activities, issues special declaration

UNESCO Brief on WDAVH 2015

AFA10 Presents: Sultan Mahmood Mangkat di-Julang - Asian Premiere

Special WDAVH Article: A Decade On...

Tokyo Film Preservation Society issues WDAVH Bookmark

AMGr commemorates "Dia Mundial del Patrimoni Audiovisual"

CCAAA re-launches Archives@Risk website

Manila remembers "Giliw Ko" restoration with NFSA help

ABS-CBN restoration of "Ganito Kami Noon" film now on iTunes

ABS-CBN launches restoration campaign plug

Preserving Audio-Visual Heritage: A National Archives of Zimbabwe (NAZ) Perspective

Message from CCAAA President

Call from CCAAA Coordinator

Slideshow: Archives at Risk

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