UNESCO has designated October 27 as "World Day for Audiovisual
Heritage." World Day is promoted by the Co-ordinating Council of
Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) the umbrella organization of
the international organizations* concerned with the preservation of the
ARSC is a member of the CCAAA and is encouraging its members to promote
their audiovisual collection for World Day. This can be done as an
event, seminar, broadcast program, or concert to give but a few
examples. World Day gives us a unique occasion to raise awareness of the
importance of sounds and images as a source of history of the last 100+
years and of the importance of preserving them and making them
accessible to whoever is interested in their content.
The 2008 World Day website will be up shortly.
*AMIA, ARSC, FIAF, FIAT, IASA, ICA, IFLA, SEAPAVAA