Preservation of AV Materials

Maximum number of participants: 20
Registration Fee: SGD 133.75 per participant (inclusive of 7% GST)
Registration closes on 31 Mar 2019. For information on payment, view the registration form on the Registration Details page.

Date:     24 and 25 June 2019
Time:   9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: National Library Board (NLB) Building
Imagination Room, Level 5
100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064

Target Audience

Participants who have AV materials in different formats and are interested to obtain an overview of the long-term care for such materials, including the preservation tasks and issues. Suitable for archivists, librarians, collection officers and administrators who have little experience or exposure on how to manage AV materials.

About the Workshop

This workshop will introduce the properties of the major categories of AV materials, and teach participants how to identify different media and assess the risk factors. Participants will have the opportunity to work with AV materials in both analogue and digital formats, in an archival context and consider issues such as storage, migration, digitisation, collection management. Basic properties of AV files such as different film formats, codecs, and digitisation workflows will be explained. A focus on practical scenarios and reference to available tools and resources will be provided, enabling participants to gain an overview of AV preservation tasks and concerns.

This workshop is brought to you by the Asian Film Archive. 

About the Trainer

Joanna Fleming has over a decade of experience in the acquisition and curation of digital moving image collections and in audiovisual preservation. Having worked at both the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and the National Archives of Australia, Joanna has worked with analogue, digitised and born digital audiovisual collections from selection and appraisal right through to storage and preservation. In her current role as Digital Curation Specialist at the State Library of New South Wales, Joanna is the digital preservation subject matter expert and has played a key role in the development of a Digital Preservation Policy and the establishment of an active digital preservation program

About the Asian Film Archive

The Asian Film Archive (AFA) preserves the rich film heritage of Asian Cinema, encourages scholarly research on film, and promotes a wider critical appreciation of this art form. The AFA is an affiliate of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), an institutional member of the SouthEast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). It is a subsidiary of the National Library Board, Singapore.