Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council (BAAC) is an independent nonprofit organization, founded as a voluntary association with a goal to foster cooperation between public and private archives, broadcasting and TV archives, libraries and museums that possess collections of audiovisual materials about the Baltic States, Scandinavian countries and the worldwide Baltic diaspora.
EUscreen, the European Network for audiovisual heritage, launches its renewed website offering free online access to thousands of items of audiovisual archives.
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.
A personal assessment by Tedd Urnes and comments by Andris Ķesteris
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
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.
BAAC Board meeting was held in Helsinki, Finland on 13 April at the Finnish National Audiovisual Archive (KAVA).
BAAC was invited to present its position in session Public Awareness on Audiovisual Art Works Conservationâ€œ 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.
At its annual meeting in Tallinn on October 6, 2011, BAAC has adopted the following statement.
This years conference was jointly organized by BAAC and Estonian Film archives, and hosted by the Estonian National library in Tallinn.
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.
Nineteen participants from 15 different countries have assembled in Riga, Latvia to participate in the third international course of the SOIMA programme.
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.
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.
Report about SOIMA (Sound and Image Collections Conservation) Programme course, organized under initiative of ICCROM, 16 November - 11 December, 2009, India
Report from Seminar by Tedd Urnes
Annual IASA conference 2009 was held in Athens, Greece. BAAC report was presented at the General assembly.
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.
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.
Tedd's Urnes report about the joint BAAC and Balthernet seminar in Stockholm, 24 April 2009
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.
Lithuanian working group meets secretary of the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania on occasion of UNESCO world day of audiovisual heritage.
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.
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.
Report on BAAC Estonian working group meeting at Estonian Literary
Museum in Tartu on 15th of February.
At the end of 2007 Estonian Public Broadcasting awarded Reet Harkmaa for a longtime professional service in the Estonian Television news archives.
Professional tour to some of Finnish institutions involved in digitizing the cultural heritage.
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.
The fifth Board meeting and seminar concurred with changes in Estonian Television
BAACs first media expedition in the forest close to the city of Vilnius
Report on BAAC Estonian working group meeting
Report on BAAC Estonian working group meeting
The place and time for the 2007 IASA annual conference were finally approved during this years IASA conference "Between Memory and Oblivion".