Remote Media National Archiving Strategy
With sector organisations holding fast deteriorating archives of culturally rich and historically valuable video content in old formats, IRCA is leading the development of a National Archiving Strategy in preparation for digitisation; and seeking funding partners for this important national work.
Key outputs of the project are to:
- Promote principles of cultural management and operation of remote archives
- Develop baseline data (quantitative and qualitative) of remote archives as at 2014 and identify archives at risk of damage or loss or closure
- Lobby for funding of archives, including strategic funding for archives at risk.
- Develop a training strategy for remote archive staff, volunteers and cultural advisors
- Make handbooks/resources on key archive operations available to the sector
- Investigate and support opportunities for sharing of resources between remote archives
- Facilitate and support relationship development and partnerships development between the remote archive sector and major Indigenous collecting agencies and researchers
- Promote and celebrate the significance of remote archives
- Develop a remote archive 'manifesto' with regard to cultural rights, governance, protocols, principles and practices
- Delivery of 3 x 5 day training workshops in Darwin, Alice Springs and Broome
- Information sheets development
- Finalisation of recommended standards for Digital file formats and Metadata sets
- Establishment of a National and State Libraries Association and IRCA Working Group on Audiovisual Collections in REmote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.
- Establishment by the National Film and Sound Archive of an annual Fellowship for remote Indigenous Archive workers(link is external).
- Appointment of IRCA representative to the new AIATSIS Collections Advisory Committee.
- Presentation at Desart Conference, 1st April 2015
- Presentation at the NFSA Digital Directions forum(link is external) on 27 October 2015.