Thursday, October 19, 2017

2017 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - SABC will be highlighting their collections

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is coming up on 27 October 2017.
The SABC Television and Radio Archives will be highlighting their collections on national radio and television on the day. They will also create awareness inside the organisation of the importance of the material that is being preserved. The vulnerability of the collections, which is a world-wide issue, will also be highlighted!

This year the theme of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

"Discover, Remember and Share"


Each day hundreds of thousands of  recordings  are captured, preserved and annotated  by archivists to enable search, discovery, new interpretations,  uses and enjoyment of moving image and sound recordings. The day celebrate the voyages of discovery made possible by your archive in your domain.  Showcase and promote  your mission and work.


Digital media has created opportunities as never before for archives to connect directly with their publics, sharing and engaging with new audiences across digital  platforms in ever new ways.  Promote  your shared archive events and celebrations with the archive community worldwide .


Audio-visual archives are a  cornerstone of the memory of the world, with recordings that enable recall for future generations and give context to our shared history, culture and humanity for over a century.  Promote a greater understanding of the unique role of audiovisual archives and  the need for it to be safeguarded , preserved and protected as part of our world heritage.  

Related posts:

- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2015

- World Day for Audiovisual heritage 2015 - plans by the SABC Media Libraries

- It's your story - Don't lose it!- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016