Tuesday, 23 September 2008

UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

...and while we are on the topic of interactive digital content, there was an announcement on a number of listservs about 27 October being UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. This year the celebration has the overall topic “The Audiovisual Heritage as a Witness of Cultural Diversity”.

One thing that is immediately apparent about the content on the Portable Film Festival web site is that the content has been created by people from all over the world. This includes Malaysia, Singapore, Columbia, and of course Australia. So here is a site that is very much involved with interactive and multimedia content as a "witness of cultural diversity".

So, is your doing anything to celebrate this UNESCO event?

As an aside, I understand where UNESCO is coming from, and fully support the efforts of saving and protecting our historic audiovisual content, BUT I wonder if the term 'audiovisual' actually resonates with the digital natives who are out there busy creating the online, interactive and multimedia content for this generation.

Sites to check out:

• Go to http://www.ccaaa.org/wdavh to see the CAAA: Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations announcement and trailer on the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

• Click here to see the UNESCO stuff on the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, and

• Click here for the IFLA announcement on the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

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