BAAC Conference 2014 in Riga

Conference report by Tedd Urnes

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Riga: Board meeting of BAAC, March 2014

The Board of BAAC had its first meeting of 2014 on March 6, in the city of Riga, Latvia.

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Project partners (Photo: British Library/Elizabeth Hunter CC-BY-SA)

BAAC members at Europeana Sounds kick-off meeting, London

Two BAAC members – Juozas Markauskas and Zane Grosa - took part in a 2 day meeting in London at the British Library, representing their organisations – Dizi (Lithuania) and the National Library of Latvia. This meeting "kicked off" a new European project "Europeana Sounds", with about 50 people representing 24 partners from across Europe.

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Vilnius University

Joint IASA-BAAC Conference report 2013


A personal assessment by Tedd Urnes and comments by Andris Ķesteris

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Joint IASA-BAAC conference in Vilnius, Lithuania

Welcome to the 44th IASA (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives) Annual Conference, held jointly with the BAAC (Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council) 10th Annual Conference. Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday 6th - Thursday 10th October 2013

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BAAC annual conference 2012 report

For the BAAC board, the conference started already the evening before the actual conference, with a meeting on premises of the Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive.

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BAAC Board meeting in Helsinki

BAAC Board meeting was held in Helsinki, Finland on 13 April at the Finnish National Audiovisual Archive (KAVA).

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BAAC at International Conference "ExCHange for a challenge"

BAAC was invited to present its position in session Public Awareness on Audiovisual Art Works Conservation“ at the International Conference "ExCHange for a challenge" in higher education for restoration, conservation and risk management of works of art, in Kocaeli (Turkey) 1-3 March 2012.

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BAAC statement on the Orphan Works directive

At its annual meeting in Tallinn on October 6, 2011, BAAC has adopted the following statement.

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BAAC conference 2011 in Tallinn

This years conference was jointly organized by BAAC and Estonian Film archives, and hosted by the Estonian National library in Tallinn.

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IASA conference 2011

The 42nd IASA conference was held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and its theme concerned digital decision making in sound and audiovisual collections.

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Film archives showcase their collections: The European Film Gateway is online

After nearly three years of preparation and development, the European Film Gateway EFG http://www.europeanfilmgateway.eu is now online. The Internet portal to the digital collections of European film archives and cinema offers free access to currently about 400,000 digital videos, photos, film posters and text materials. By September, the number of digital items will increase to 600,000 from 16 film archives.

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SOIMA 2011 course

Nineteen participants from 15 different countries have assembled in Riga, Latvia to participate in the third international course of the SOIMA programme.

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SOIMA 2011 Course design meeting

SOIMA 2011 Course design meeting was held in Vilnius, at Lithuanian Central State Archive, 16-18 March 2011

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First colour footage of Estonia found in Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO - Two historically significant films, believed to be the first ever colour footage shot in Estonia in 1939, have been discovered in Canada by documentary filmmaker Marcus Kolga.

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BAAC annual conference 2010 report

The formal title of the conference was: "Back to analogue: preserving audiovisual resources for digitalisation and posterity ". The programme committee addressed the level of development and progress in the field of digitalisation of audiovisual archives in the Baltic countries.

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FOTIS - news from Estonia

Estonian Film Archives launches online photo database

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SOIMA training in India

Report about SOIMA (Sound and Image Collections Conservation) Programme course, organized under initiative of ICCROM, 16 November - 11 December, 2009, India

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Back in Vilnius!

A personal report on the BAAC Annual Conference 2009, By Lasse Nilsson, SVT

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40th IASA Conference

Annual IASA conference 2009 was held in Athens, Greece. BAAC report was presented at the General assembly.

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Meeting-seminar with the President of International Council on Archives

BAAC was taking a part in the professional meeting organized by Latvian National Commission for UNESCO at Ministry of Foreign affairs of the republic of Latvia, 31 August in Riga.

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BAAC professional visit to SRF and National Library of Sweden

The professional BAAC Broadcasters working group visit and meeting to SRF was organized by the BAAC with the aim of learning more about the implemented digitization activities and policies within the institution.

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Mapping and Preservation of the Audiovisual Heritage of the Baltic Diaspora in Sweden

Tedd's Urnes report about the joint BAAC and Balthernet seminar in Stockholm, 24 April 2009

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Impressions of Tartu A city in Estonia and the BAAC Conference 2008: Transformation as Stability: Audiovisual archives in the Era of new Media

It has developed into a tradition that the papers and documents presented at a BAAC event you find at the website also is completed by a more personal reflection on the programme, the venue and the event as a whole by a delegate.

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BAAC Lithuanian working group met at the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania

Lithuanian working group meets secretary of the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania on occasion of UNESCO world day of audiovisual heritage.

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Lithuanian Central State Archive - MIDAS partner

Since this year Lithuanian Central State Archive has been directly involved in the pilot action MIDAS Moving Image Database for Access and Re-use of European film collections.

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The BAAC Board Meeting and Seminar in Riga April 18, 2008

The BAAC board meeting, this time kindly hosted by the Latvian Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, was of course, on this occasion, very much dedicated to finalizing the arrangements for the upcoming BAAC annual conference this year in Estonian Tartu September 24-27.

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A mid-February BAAC Estonian working group meeting

Report on BAAC Estonian working group meeting at Estonian Literary
Museum in Tartu on 15th of February.

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Award for Reet Harkmaa

At the end of 2007 Estonian Public Broadcasting awarded Reet Harkmaa for a longtime professional service in the Estonian Television news archives.

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BAAC Estonian members group visit to Finland

Professional tour to some of Finnish institutions involved in digitizing the cultural heritage.

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Building an Archive for the future

It seems to be a human instinct all the way, since we lived in caves, to collect and organize the collections. In addition, the human race through history always seems to be eager to help the young generation to understand and predict the future, by teaching them the history of the past.

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BAAC Board meeting and seminar in Tallinn - June 4-5, 2007

The fifth Board meeting and seminar concurred with changes in Estonian Television

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Media archeology in Vilnius

BAACs first media expedition in the forest close to the city of Vilnius

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BAAC in Vilnius - February 13-14, 2007

The first travelling mini-seminar organized at Lithuanian Television

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Estonians met at the Kumu Art Museum on December 13, 2006

Report on BAAC Estonian working group meeting

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Estonian working group met in Tallinn on October 24, 2006

Report on BAAC Estonian working group meeting

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BAAC at 2006 IASA Annual Conference

The place and time for the 2007 IASA annual conference were finally approved during this years IASA conference "Between Memory and Oblivion".

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BAAC Board Meeting in Stockholm, March 21, 2006

Report shortly describes how BAAC was established

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Meeting in April 2005

Riga revisited - personal impressions by
Lasse Nilsson

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Contributors

Efg
Euscreen
Svt.se
Iasa
Cesti
Vilniaus universitetas

Sponsors

Norra saatkond
Baltic audiovisual archival council