Workshop AV Collections for Non-Specialist Librarians, 18 August 2015

An IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section workshop. 

When: 18 August 2015

Where: Waterfront Film Studios, 1 Port Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Speaker: Howard Besser (Director of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving & Preservation master’s degree program, and long-time library science professor, author, and speaker) will be the speaker during the workshop.

Registration: Registration for IFLA delegates is limited to 35 participants. There is no registration fee but registration is required. Please register via email (including name, affiliation and email address) to no later than 1 August 2015.

This workshop will provide an introduction to audiovisual collections management and preservation. Participants will learn the basics of caring for audio and video collections, and where to find other resources for learning, such as on-line and print publications, discussion groups, and professional associations.

The workshop is for librarians in organizations that primarily have paper materials, but who also manage collections that include sound or moving images. In this workshop, they will learn the basic principles to apply to these collections, such as recognizing various formats, assessing collection risks, reformatting issues, metadata issues, providing access, and approaches to management and planning.

The Workshop is organised by the IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, in collaboration with New York University Tisch School of the Arts and New York University’s Moving Image Archiving & Preservation master’s degree program.

For more information, please visit the IFLA website