From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
Ishumael Zinyengere said:
> I recommend you join the International Association of Sound and Audio-visual
> Archivists (IASA) and Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
> listervrs for more information on standard and non standard film gauges.
----- Pete, just so you do not get a disappointment, I would not recommend
IASA for this; no experience whatsoever in the field of moving images has
ever been developed in this organisation. Audio, yes, video, forthcoming, but
film-based moving images, no. "Audio-visual" was only introduced for
political reasons in 1992, but it took to about 2005 for any of that to enter
into the technical work of the association.
One reason for introducing it was that there was no NGO that catered for
small audio-visual collections. The large film archiving NGO FIAF only
catered for national collections, and FIAT basically only for broadcast
television (although some of the TV archives did have film footage). But AMIA
encompasses large and small collections.
(for 25 years member of the Technial Committee of IASA; now retired)