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European training courses
TAPE will organize an annual 5 days’ European training course on preservation and digitization of audiovisual collections. The programme has been developed by experts from different countries with training expertise, among them the TAPE partners, some of whom have extensive experience with training in this specific area.

Target group
The course will be aimed at those responsible for managing audiovisual collections with little or no specialist knowledge and will take as its starting point the principle that collection managers have to develop their own policies in which preservation and digitization are combined so as to ensure long-term access to materials. The courses will be introductory, covering a wide array of topics against a background of technological developments.

Topics and features
Preventive preservation, storage, handling and transfer will be discussed as measures to extend the useful life of materials. The possibilities offered by new technology will be reviewed against a framework of management of cultural collections.

Cataloguing and description, copyrights, presentation, and user requirements will be covered as factors that need to be addressed in order to bring audiovisual collections out into the open and promote widespread use by researchers, for educational purposes and by the general public.

Technical aspects will be discussed as a good basic knowledge of technology is indispensable in order to make sound decisions about management of collections. The emphasis will be on practical aspects and application of existing solutions, in a process of assessment, setting priorities, selection, planning and project management.

Workshop leaders

  • Dietrich Schüller, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
  • Albrecht Häfner, Südwestrundfunk (Radio & TV Archives), Baden Baden
  • Martin Koerber, Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
  • Annemieke de Jong, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum
  • Richard Wright, Technology Manager, Projects
    BBC Information & Archives, Brentford, Middlesex
  • Franz Pavuza, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
  • Elif Rongen‑Kaynakci, Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Giovanna Fossati, Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Yola de Lusenet, European Commission on Preservation and Access, Amsterdam
From 18 - 24 April 2007 the last TAPE Workshop on management of audiovisual collections will take place at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Registration is closed.


Registration fee
600 euros, this includes coffees, teas, lunches and a course pack with reading materials. Participants from institutes who are TAPE partners or ECPA contributors will pay 500 euros. An invoice will be sent to those whose application has been accepted. Payment should be received by 23 March 2007. In the event of notice of withdrawal from the workshop being received earlier than two weeks in advance of the workshop, i.e. before 4 April, a cancellation charge of 25% will be made to cover administration costs. Refunds for withdrawals after that time cannot be made.

Prior knowledge
For this introductory course, no specific technical expertise is required. The workshop will be in English. Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of English in order to participate in discussions.

Accommodation and travel
Participants should make their own hotel reservations and travel arrangements.

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences is located at the Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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