SOIMA 2017 International Course

SOIMA 2017 International Course on Sustaining Sound and Image Collections: application deadline has been extended to 3 April 2017!

ICCROM together with the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, is accepting applications for its 2017 SOIMA International Course on Sustaining Sound and Image Collections. The course will take place from July 9 to 23, 2017 in Accra, Ghana.

This advanced workshop will bring together a group of committed professionals to address the challenges of collecting, preserving, and using (and re-using) sound, still and moving image content within the broader context of rapidly changing technology and shrinking resources.

Course topics will include: 
Digital preservation, collections assessments, dealing with digitization and documentation backlogs, utilizing innovative open access solutions, intellectual property rights, copyright legislation, community-based archiving and assessing values and meanings of audiovisual collections.

The course programme will be designed according to participants' current and future projects. It is a unique opportunity for professional development and networking!

A limited number of scholarships will be given, but only after the due selection process and upon providing evidence of lack of support.

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