“FRAME gave me new insights and specific knowledge in AV archiving”
FRAME aims at providing state-of-the-art knowledge in audiovisual archiving to participants thanks to an annually update training programme and the involvement of recognized international speakers. In addition, FRAME promotes the sharing of ideas and experiences between participants. This contributes to enrich and enhance their projects, by providing them with a fresh look and new perspectives to implement their activities.
Annelies Cordes, Project coordinator at the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision, explains how FRAME gave her specific technical knowledge in audiovisual archiving as well as new insights on her project, which was then awarded with the 2020 FIAT/IFTA Excellence in Media Management Award.
Annelies Cordes – Project coordinator (Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision)
FRAME Tech & FRAME Access 2019
Annelies Cordes is a Project coordinator at the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision. When she applied to FRAME in 2019, she was involved in a collaboration project between the National Archives of the Netherlands, the House of Representatives and Sound & Vision, aiming at the digital archiving and access of the recordings of the Plenary House of Representatives meetings. Her participation in FRAME provided her more technical knowledge, but also a fresh look on her project, helping to enhance its implementation. In 2020, her project was received the 2020 FIAT/IFTA Excellence in Media Management Award.
Reasons and expectations from participating in FRAME
Annelies Cordes I applied for the FRAME tech training not just because I wanted to gain more (technical) knowledge of audiovisual archiving and digital preservation. But I was also very interested in the stories, challenges and solutions of other participants who also worked with or had a (digital) audiovisual collection. I hoped the training would provide me with new insights and specific knowledge in audiovisual archiving and the sustainable archiving, which I could bring home and use in setting up, supervising and ultimately successfully completing the projects and processes at Sound and Vision. I found what I was looking for and more! It was great to meet all different people at the training, working in the same field with similar and new stories and sharing ideas and experiences. It was very valuable and inspiring.
Positive impacts of FRAME on your work and career paths
Annelies Cordes Thanks to the training, I gained technical knowledge about the audiovisual archiving and digital preservation. More particularly, I have now a better understanding of the entire chain that is part of the concept of digital preservation. It starts with the choices you make when digitizing the analogue collection, where you already lay the foundation for sustainable archiving. In addition, choices in metadata, ingest checks, data management and storage play an essential role in the degree of sustainability and accessibility.
“FRAME provided me with new insights and specific knowledge in audiovisual archiving, which I could bring back to Sound & Vision”
Professional projects supported by the participation in FRAME
Annelies Cordes When I participated in the FRAME tech training in 2019, I was already involved as Project coordinator in a collaboration project between the National Archives of the Netherlands, the House of Representatives and Sound and Vision. A project in which one of the results should be that Sound and Vision would receive and store the audiovisual files of the Plenary House of Representatives meetings in the digital archive and make them publically accessible.
With the newly acquired knowledge and insights from the trainers and other participants, the training helped me to take a “new” look at the project. It gave me the opportunity to critically evaluate the workflow as it was designed at that point. In some areas, it confirmed the choices we had made. But it also made me realize that in some areas we needed to pay a little more attention and reconsider certain choices. This year the project was successfully completed and as icing on the cake, it was recently selected for the “Excellence in Media Management Award” during the FIAT/IFTA Conference.
“FRAME helped me to take a new look at the project I was involved in, which received the 2020 FIAT/IFTA “Excellence in Media Management Award”!”
Since 2010, INA organised the professional training programme FRAME, co-funded by the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union, and supported by FIAT/IFTA (International Federation of Television Archives) and EBU Academy (European Broadcasting Union). FRAME is dedicated to international audiovisual archives professionals.