Common Problems - Shared Solutions

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 to Thursday, 19 March 2020
Mabo Room, AIATSIS
51 Lawson Crescent, Acton.
Australian Capital Territory

Common Problems - Shared Solutions is a free, three-day symposium, jointly presented by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), to identify common issues and practices in process, archiving platforms and metadata.

This symposium will gather experts working in audiovisual digitisation, engineering and collection management, joining forces to identify the challenges and opportunities shared by Australia’s cultural institutions, First Nations Media and other organisations, in their efforts to digitise and preserve their vast audiovisual holdings.

We are five years away from Deadline 2025 – the critical date identified by UNESCO after which content held on magnetic tape might be lost forever due to carrier degradation, lack of working playback devices and loss of human engineering expertise. Our collections are at risk and we must act quickly in order to digitise and save hundreds of thousands of hours of Australian stories, heritage and history.

Time is running out and there is so much we must achieve together. Join us in Canberra this year and help us collaborate to build the shared solutions and capabilities framework from engineering and equipment to workflows and knowledge. Help us tackle the challenges of Deadline 2025

Register your interest

  •   Day 1: Cultural sector organisational landscape - local and international
  •   Day 2: Shared issues, capabilities vs requirements
  •   Day 3: frameworks, initiatives and outcomes


Mark Denbow (AIATSIS)
P 02 6246 1188 |  

Miguel Gonzalez (NFSA)
P 02 8202 0114 |

Last reviewed: 28 Jan 2020