The Spanish Language Webinars Program in Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives is an alternative to the lack of training programs and documentation in Spanish in the field of sound and audiovisual archives in the Ibero-American region. The curriculum provides attendees useful and practical information about the management and care of digital archives to minimize the risk of loss of sound and audiovisual collections in the region. This initiative is part of the objectives for Red Iberoamericana de Preservación Digital de Archivos Sonoros y Audiovisuales / Ibero-American Network forIbero-American Network forDigital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA), to widely share knowledge and professional experiences ofresearchers and experts in the preservation field. We leverage technology and our common language to reach professionals of all levels and organizations of all kinds and sizes. The program’s core principles are based on the fact that methods, standards, and practices used in most developed countries may not apply in our regional context. We believe that through the opportunity to share our own experiences we are able to build a support network that will ultimately facilitate communication and collaboration.

Spanish webinars 2020PROGRAMAFINAL

The webinars are offered in Spanish by native speakers and are offered in open access with the aim of encouraging the participation of teachers and researchers in relation to the study, recognition and digital management of sound and audiovisual heritage in Ibero-America.

The webinar’s curriculum is developed by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) through the Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecológicas y de la Información (IIBI) and the institutions that are part of the Red Iberoamericana de Preservación Digital de Archivos Sonoros y Audiovisuales (RIPDASA) including the following organizations: Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Ecuador, Universidad de Chile, Universidad San Martín de Porres in Peru, Universidad Estadual de Campinas in Brazil, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Universidad de la República in Uruguay and Radio y Televisión Nacional de Colombia. The webinars are held thanks to the sponsorship, coordination, and technological support of AVP, a consulting company member of RIPDASA.

Promotion of webinars is supported by the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), the International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT IFTA), as well as the Ibermemoria Program and the Fonoteca Nacional of the Mexican Ministry of Culture.

The one-hour long webinars are completely free of charge and are held once a month at 6:00 pm GTM time. The only requirements to participate are internet access and previous registration.

The webinars offered in 2019 included:

  • “Conservation work prior to the digitization of sound documents” presented by Mariela Salazar Hernández, Fonoteca Nacional de México
  • “Basic principles for the digitization of sound archives” presented by Carmen Ordoño and Ricardo Mendoza Rodríguez, Fonoteca Nacional de México.
  • “Key elements for cataloguing digital sound collections” presented by Luisa Fernanda Ordoñez, Señal Memoria, Colombia.
  • “Key elements for cataloguing digital audiovisual collections” presented by Luisa Fernanda Ordoñez, Señal Memoria, Colombia.
  • “Digital Preservation of Audiovisual Archives” presented by Pamela Vizner, AVP, USA.
  • “Digital Preservation of Sound Archives” presented by Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz, Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecológicas y de la Información (IIBI), UNAM.

Webinars scheduled for 2020 include:

  • “Inventory as a tool for the identification and digital preservation of sound archives” presented by María Teresa Ortiz, of the Fonoteca Nacional de México
  • “Relevant factors for a safe storage of analog and digital audiovisual carriers” presented by Francisco Miranda, Universidad de Chile
  • “Selection criteria of audiovisual documents in television archives” presented by Ubaldo Candia, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
  • “Principles for the digital preservation of film archives” presented by Gerardo León, Film Archives of the National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • “Digital management of sound documents in a heritage library: The experience of the Library of Catalonia” presented by Margarida Ullate i Estanyol, Library of Catalonia, Spain.
  • “Digital management of audiovisual documents in a television archive” presented by Amira Arratia, Televisión Nacionalde Chile
  • “Politics of digital preservation of archives” presented by David Leija, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • “Introduction to the NDSA Level of Digital Preservation” presented by Miquel Termens, Universidad de Barcelona.

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