BAAC conference 2014 : Safe and reusable: ideals versus real life

September 16

17:00-19:00 BAAC board meeting 

September 17

Venue: National Library of Latvia, Mūkusalas 3, Rīga

09:00 – 10:00 Registration and morning coffee

10:00 – 10:30 Conference opening 

Zane Grosa, President, Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council
Andris Vilks, Director, National Library of Latvia

10:30 – 12:30 Session 1

Aldis Pūtelis
 (Archives of Latvian Folklore, Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia) 
Document in its own right or just a means of documentation: Phonograph cylinders in the collection of the Archives of Latvian Folklore

Dr. Nijolė Bliūdžiuvienė
 (Director, Centre of Bibliography and Book Science, Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania) 
The National Archival Fund of Published Documents: Challenges to Preserve and Access

Helle Bech Madsen
 (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) 
Beyond Accessibility. An Insight to DR Archive Initiatives

Marika Koha
 (National Library of Estonia) 
Estonian audio cassettes and digital archive Digar in National Library of Estonia

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch; tour of the library 

14:00 – 15:30 Session 2

Gerli Rebane
 (Consultant, Estonian Film Archives) 
Digital Projects at Estonian Film Archives

Heiki Männik
 (Coordinator of Digital Archiving, Estonian Public Broadcasting) 
An innovative and self-critical approach to digital archiving

Tedd Urnes
Safeguarding, protection and preservation of analogue originals of audiovisual archives, libraries and private collections in time of war, natural disasters, cultural and political conflicts. Report of the official approach to the issues made by international archival associations

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee

16:00 – 17:30 Session 3

Ginta Zalcmane
 (Reference Center, The National Library of Latvia) 
The cooperation of the national memory institutions and the users in the digital project of the National Library of Latvia "In Search of Lost Latvia"

Sven Lepa
 (Archivist, National Archives of Estonia) 
The National Archive of Estonia on Flickr Commons: One Year of Experiences

Juris Lubējs
 (Audio engineer, National Library of Latvia) 
Bellaccord – beloved prewar Latvian record company

Opening reception - Small Guild (Mazā Ģilde), Amatu iela 3/5, Riga

September 18

09:00 – 10:00 BAAC General meeting

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee

10:30 – 12:30 Session 4

Klaus A J Riederer
 (Dr. tech, KAR Ltd, Helsinki, Finland) 
Seeing is believing: how to make OCR work in practice

Nicole Jacquemin
 (Regional Sales Manager at Front Porch Digital, France) 
AXF in the Cloud: Revolutionizing the Way You Transport, Store and Protect Your Content

Maksims Mišura
 (Latvia State Archive of Audiovisual documents, Electronic documents department) 
Storage of magnetic phonogram, it's technical data and process of digitalization in Latvia State Archive of Audiovisual Documents

Marco Rendina
 (Istituto Luce – Cinecittà, Italy) 
The Presto4U project: Supporting the Adoption of AV Preservation Research Results

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch; tour of the library 

14:00 – 15:30 Session 5

Jānis Ziediņš
 (Project manager, Culture Information Systems Centre, Latvia) 
Solutions for online access of audio visual material

Richard Ranft
(Head of Sound & Vision, The British Library, UK) 
Improving access to Europe’s digital audio archives

Maria Drabczyk
 (National Audiovisual Institute of Poland), Kamila Lewandowska (National Audiovisual Institute of Poland), Eve-Marie Oesterlen (British Universities Film & Video Council, UK) 
Going EUscreenXL: on the joys and challenges of participating in a pan-European AV heritage project

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee

16:00 – 18:00 Session 6

Jolė Stimbirytė
 (Head of Documents Technical Control Department, Lithuanian Central State Archive) 
Access to audiovisual material in Lithuanian Central State Archive: user versus archivist

Erkki Nurmi (
Online service planner, University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy Library, Finland) 
Librarian in Erasmus exchange: e-resources in academic music libraries in London

Andris Ķesteris
Presentation and documentary film „Outside the Sphere”

September 19

Professional tours 


Vilniaus universitetas


Norra saatkond
Baltic audiovisual archival council