BAAC conference 2019
GLAMorous* content and access

* GLAM is an acronym for "galleries, libraries, archives, and museums" and refers to cultural institutions that have access to knowledge as their mission.

 October 8

17:00-19:00 BAAC board meeting
The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia (temporary building) – Raiņa bulvāris 7, Riga

October 9


Venue: The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia (temporary building) – Raiņa bulvāris 7, Riga

09:00 – 10:00. Registration and morning coffee
10:00 – 10:30. Opening and welcome speeches

10:30 – 12:00 Session 1

Pēteris Paikens - Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia 
Keynote presentation - Perspectives of machine learning for audiovisual processing

Tom Miles
– The British Library (Great Britain)
Keynote presentation - …an aggregate of experience, which continually surprises us

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:30 Session 2


Kirsten de Hoog – EYE Filmmuseum (Netherlands)
Getting into the game: what Eye is doing to participate in projects like the Time Machine

Gatis Karlsons – National Archives of Latvia (Latvia)
Audio-visual documents- different standards and approaches to description

Maarja Savan, Sven Lepa
- National Archives of Estonia (Estonia)
A decade of describing people in the photo database FOTIS

Oskars Gruziņš
– University of Latvia Doctoral Candidate
Analysis of audiovisual materials utilizing content analysis software: example of children born of war in Latvia

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 16:30 Session 3

Valdis Takeris – Noscos (Latvia)
NOSCOS – the face recognition technology for Audio-visual archives?

Māris Štemers
– AS Fitek (Latvia)
AS FITEK experience in the preservation of cultural heritage.

Jānis Kārkliņ
š – ALSO Latvia (Latvia)
What newest technologies can bring to audiovisual materials?

Tedd Urnes
– Teddview Audiovisual Archival Management taam in Oslo (Norway)
A report of research in audiovisual archives for forgotten Norwegian soldiers killed and buried in Latvia during the Second World War


18:30 Opening reception


Venue: Riga Film Museum - 10 Peitavas Street (entrance from Mazā Peitavas Street, opposite Gallery Daugava), Riga.
Arrival starting from 18.00


October 10 

09:00 – 10:00 BAAC General meeting
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 – 12:05 Session 4

Adina Ciocoiu - Europeana Foundation (Netherlands)
Quality of cultural heritage collections: the Europeana Publishing Framework coming of age

Maija Krūmiņa
- Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia (Latvia)
Latvian National Oral History Archive: from collecting to disseminating

Andris Ķesteris
– President of the Baltic Federation in Canada (Canada)
A Canadian view: an overview of activities in the Latvian community in developing a local archive, digitization plans, partnerships and the eternal challenge of financing

Evita Feldentāle, Lelde Neimane
– The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia (Latvia)
An example and challenges of the exchange of content of a descriptive information between Museums Audio-visual archive and The Baltic Video Archive of Stanford Libraries as a cooperation organization

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 17:30 Professional visits

 (You can choose between an offer “Tour 1” or “Tour 2” at the registration desk at the Conference)

Tour 1

13.30 – 14.30 The National Library of Latvia
15.00 – 16.00 The Latvian Radio
16.30 – 17.30 Cinema “Splendid Palace” 


Tour 2

14.00 – 15.00 Latvia State archive of Audiovisual Documents (arrival by bus)
16.30 – 17.30 Cinema “Splendid Palace”