Today Is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2011
The theme for this year’s celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2011 is “Audiovisual Heritage: See, Hear, and Learn.”
UNESCO has adopted 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to better focus global attention on the issues at stake, in cooperation with the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) and other partners. A growing number of archives around the world will be commemorating this Day with activities that highlight the fragility and vulnerability of this heritage, while celebrating the work of the heritage institutions that have helped to protect it.
Film, television and radio are our common heritage. They help to maintain the cultural identity of a people but countless documentary treasures have disappeared since the invention of image and sound technologies that permit the peoples of the world to better share their experiences, creativity and knowledge.
OFFICIAL World Day for Audiovisual Heritage Web Site
Listing a number of special events, new resources, and more. We will feature some of them overthe next few days.
See Also: Spotlight on Memory of the World heritage: An audiovisual window on the world
See Also: A Few Recent INFOdocket Posts
- Library and Archives Canada Launches the Canadian Feature Film Index
- UK: “BFI Launches Searchable Archive of Ancient Film Clips”
- Library and Archives Canada Marks the Opening of the New Nitrate Film Preservation Centre
Filed under: Archives and Special Collections, Associations and Organizations, Libraries, News
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.