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Calendar of Forthcoming Training Events

This calendar lists all known forthcoming training events in the audiovisual archiving field, all around the world. The information it contains is taken from the CCAAA website. Should you want to add a training event to the calendar, please visit this page.

Date
Event
Location
22 June 2021
FIAT/IFTA Preservation & Migration Seminar - Acceptance criteria in the context of massive migration processes
How to define what ‘good’ looks (or sounds) like? Each project must deliver on three main measurable parameters: budget, timeline and quality. How do we define and measure quality for a project for the massive migration of archive content? This question has its philosophical, technical and monetary aspects.
ONLINE ONLY
22 June 2021
FIAT/IFTA Preservation & Migration Seminar - Acceptance criteria in the context of massive migration processes
Organized by: FIAT-IFTA

How to define what ‘good’ looks (or sounds) like? Each project must deliver on three main measurable parameters: budget, timeline and quality. How do we define and measure quality for a project for the massive migration of archive content? This question has its philosophical, technical and monetary aspects. While there is no expectation of a silver bullet answer, there is certainly a lot of value in sparking up a debate with a view to understanding how different organisations have been approaching this question in the past, and what are best plans for the future. To hear a number of expert voices and discuss this matter with the broad audiovisual archiving community, the FIAT/IFTA Preservation and Migration Commission organises a free, online, afternoon seminar. On the confirmed speaker’s list: Miroslav Čuljat (RTÉ – Ireland), Charles Fairall (British Film Institute – UK), and Bruno Burtre (NOA – Austria). The Seminar is free but registration is required.

22 June 2021
Manager Training Series: Soft Skills Development for New & Aspiring Managers
Soft skills like interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, and the ability to work effectively in teams are crucial for the problem solving, advocacy, and management of people and projects that managers do on a daily basis.
Registration Deadline: 22 June 2021
ONLINE ONLY
22 June 2021
Manager Training Series: Soft Skills Development for New & Aspiring Managers
Organized by: AMIA
Contact:   amia@amianet.org 

Job descriptions often emphasize functional skills—such as the ability to handle, inspect, and repair audiovisual media; perform appraisal and collection management tasks; write grants; apply metadata schemas; or use open source digital tools. However, these “hard” skills are only part of what’s needed for success on the job. Soft skills like interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, and the ability to work effectively in teams are crucial for the problem solving, advocacy, and management of people and projects that managers do on a daily basis.


Fine-tuning those soft skills is increasingly important for those moving away from hands-on work with collections and into more strategic leadership and supervisory roles. Regardless of your role or title, though, improving soft skills can have a positive effect on productivity, well-being, and job satisfaction.


This workshop will explore the interplay between soft skills and hard skills, introducing a number of important frameworks for understanding how soft skills impact professional practice. Through self-assessments and interactive exercises, attendees will deepen their understanding of their own (and others’) communication, management, and decision-making styles. Attendees will be motivated and supported in doing hard work on their soft skills—building on strengths and addressing weakness for a happier, healthier working life.


Topics That Will Be Covered



  • What are soft skills, and why are they important?

  • The “big 3” of soft skills: Communication, decision-making, and management style

  • What are YOUR strongest skills? What are your weakest ones?

  • Complement or clash? Understanding how your work style and theirs interact

  • How do soft skills and hard skills come into play in the workplace?

  • Managing people—from above and below

  • Developing a plan for continuous self-improvement


Who Should Attend


Anyone who would like to develop or strengthen soft skills for more effective working relationships. If you currently manage staff/volunteers, or are interested in moving into a management role as a next step in your career, this workshop is for you!


No prior knowledge is necessary to attend this workshop; however, participants will be asked to complete one or more self-assessments prior to the session and be prepared to discuss their results as part of the interactive exercises we will do together.


Learning Objective


Soft skills are honed over time. Attendees should not expect to acquire or perfect specific skills as a result of this workshop! Instead, participants will acquire new tools and resources that will assist them in further developing the soft skills they already have, and motivation to identify weaknesses they want to address in how they manage, communicate, and work with others.


Presenters



  • Snowden Becker, Consulting Archivist & AMIA Board Member

  • Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Associate University Librarian, Cornell University



Moderators



  • Brianna Toth, Preservation Archivist, Academy Film Archive; AMIA Program Manager for Online Education; AMIA Continuing Education Advisory (CEA) Task Force Member

  • Miranda Barnwell, Graduate Student, John Carroll University

22 June - 27 July 2021
Taller de digitalización de la imagen cinematográfica (Cine 35mm)
Este taller contará con un marco teórico donde se abordarán conceptos claves sobre la imagen cinematográfica, digitalización, tipos de scanners, preservación digital y archivo audiovisual, así como un espacio práctico donde se realizarán procesos de identificación de soportes fílmicos, captura digital a 4K, procesos postcaptura y conformación para proyección digital.
22 June - 27 July 2021
Taller de digitalización de la imagen cinematográfica (Cine 35mm)
Organized by: Cinemateca de Bogotá
29 June 2021
A DIY Approach to Data Recovery from Damaged 5.25” Floppy Disks
The presentation will lay out the hardware and software tools, and cleaning methods for disks and drives resulting in t successful captures.
Registration Deadline: 28 June 2021
ONLINE ONLY
29 June 2021
A DIY Approach to Data Recovery from Damaged 5.25” Floppy Disks
Organized by: AMIA
Contact:   amia@amianet.org 

At RAND’s Corporate Archive, work is ongoing to recover data from a collection of damaged 5.25” floppy disks. The fragility of the medium itself poses unique challenges during the capturing process, and the end result is often that files are captured with minor or significant corruption. A single disk is captured 3 times in order to control for the variations in the capture process, but further preservation tasks on these files are inhibited due to the quality of some captures. This presentation will lay out the hardware and software tools, along with the cleaning methods for disks and drives, that I have found result in the most successful captures, while still being an affordable in-house DIY workflow. The presentation will also describe the ongoing work to “merge” the successfully captured information within files together into a “modified master” copy.


A different version of this presentation was part of the 2018 BitCurator Users Forum, Los Angeles, CA:


Presenter



  • David Tenenholtz, Digital Archivist, RAND Corporation


Moderators



  • Brianna Toth, Preservation Archivist, Academy Film Archive; AMIA Program Manager for Online Education; AMIA Continuing Education Advisory (CEA) Task Force Member

  • Shira Peltzman, Digital Archivist, UCLA Library

14 July 2021
AV Cataloging Standards Series: Introduction to PREMIS
This four hour workshop introduces PREMIS, including the basic entities and the relationships between them.
Registration Deadline: 13 July 2021
ONLINE ONLY
14 July 2021
AV Cataloging Standards Series: Introduction to PREMIS
Organized by: AMIA
Contact:   amia@amianet.org 

PREMIS is a widely adopted metadata standard for digital preservation. It standardizes the documentation of limited technical, administrative, and rights information for the purpose of digital stewardship of information artifacts. This workshop introduces the standard, including the basic entities and the relationships between them. After this introduction, participants will have the opportunity to practice working with the larger theoretical concepts and to manipulate a basic PREMIS record serialized in XML.


This workshop is part of an on-going AV Cataloging Standards Webinar Series that pairs in-depth instruction with interactive exercises. This series will continue and evolve as standards are revised and updated.


Presenter



  • Rhiannon Bettivia, Assistant Professor, Simmons University



Moderators



  • Brianna Toth, Preservation Archivist, Academy Film Archive; AMIA Program Manager for Online Education; AMIA Continuing Education Advisory (CEA) Task Force Member

  • Kimberly Tarr, Media Preservation Unit Head, NYU Libraries

06-10 September 2021
Digital Archives Summer School
The summer school "Digital Archives. Data Literacy and Presentation Strategies in Audiovisual Archives" is a 5-day, practice-oriented educational offer directed at staff members of audiovisual archives as well as any other interested person who would like to enhance their knowledge about digital environments and processes related to digital archives.
Registration Deadline: 12 July 2021
Potsdam
,
Germany
06-10 September 2021
Digital Archives Summer School
Organized by: Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Potsdam
Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
,
Potsdam
,
Germany

The ongoing process of digitalisation presents film archives with the necessity of changing their workflows, strategies, and policies and of providing their staff with additional training. For this reason, the Film University Babelsberg (Filmuni Summer School)decided to establish the "Digital Archives" Summer School in collaboration with the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin. The concept was developed by Dr. Adelheid Heftberger, Jürgen Keiper and Prof. Dr. Chris Wahl from an initial idea by Adelheid Heftberger. The first edition focuses on the subject of data literacy and presentation strategies.


Note that FIAF will award a small number of scholarships that will cover partial or full participation fees. Travel and accommodation costs must be covered by the applicants themselves. The application deadline for the FIAF scholarship is 30 May 2021.

20 September - 01 October 2021
Biennial Audiovisual Archiving Summer School 2021
Based on successful online training models that FIAF has used during the pandemic, and on the successful first edition of this biennial event held in Bloomington, Indiana, in 2019, this ambitious two-week training school will combine lectures and interactive workshops across a wide range of topics.
Registration Deadline: 07 July 2021
ONLINE ONLY
20 September - 01 October 2021
Biennial Audiovisual Archiving Summer School 2021
Organized by: FIAF
Contact:   training@fiafnet.org 

BAVASS 2021 will be an online event, running for ten days in late September. Based on successful online training models that FIAF has used during the pandemic, and on the successful first edition of this biennial event held in Bloomington, Indiana, in May 2019, this ambitious training school will combine lectures and interactive workshops across a wide range of topics. Participants will also carry out assignments in their own time throughout the two weeks of the school. The course will be conducted in English only.



BAVASS 2021 online will concentrate on the key aspects of the work of film archives, covering both practical and theoretical subjects taught by leading experts in the field. Each day will consist of a lecture for all participants and workshops for smaller groups in which discussion of the participants’ assignments will form the basis of the training. There will also be opportunities for the participants to get to know each other in free-discussion periods.


The provisional list of topics covered can be found below. Please note that BAVASS does not cover topics at an advanced level. The training is suitable for archivists wishing to broaden their knowledge in areas where they do not currently have expertise, and for students and others who wish to gain a wide understanding of the essential elements of film archiving.


Lectures:
Digital technology and file formats
Film scanners and digitisation
Colour correction and finishing
Soundtrack digitisation
Videotape preservation and digitisation
Restoration ethics and practice
File formats and management
Digital infrastructure and preservation
Film and AV preservation strategies
Photograph and paper conservation



Workshops:
Film technology
Film identification and selection
Open-source tools and resources
Digitisation projects large and small
Access and online engagement
Film programming
Cataloguing and metadata
Archive advocacy and funding strategies
Disaster preparedness and response


 


BAVASS 2021 will be limited to 48 participants, with the majority reserved for employees of FIAF affiliates. Attending the school will demand much of the participants’ time, Monday to Friday, over the two weeks, and applicants must be able to commit to this. Only those who have attended the full course will be awarded a course completion certificate.


Registration will be open between 16 June and 7 July. Successful candidates will be notified by email by Friday 16 July at the latest, and will be asked to complete a brief registration form and pay the registration fee of 150€ (plus VAT if applicable) for employees of FIAF-affiliated institutions and full-time students (proof of enrolment required), or 200€ (plus VAT if applicable) for all others.


If you have any question about this event, don’t hesitate to contact us at training@fiafnet.org.

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