Conference – Screening the Future 2012: Play, Pause and Press Forward, May 21-23, LA

Screening the Future 2012: Play, Pause and Press Forward

May 21-23, Los Angeles

Organized by the PrestoCentre Foundation in collaboration with the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute and Digital Repository.

The Screening the Future conference serves the global community of stakeholders who keep audiovisual content alive. This annual international conference brings together more than 250 leading archivists, production companies, filmmakers, TV producers, CTOs, scientists, vendors, strategists, funders and policy makers, developing solutions to the most urgent questions facing audiovisual repositories. With Play, Pause and Press Forward as the theme of this year’s conference, we explore: the current status of audiovisual archives; the main challenges that archives and producers face in terms of IT, institutional position, and changes in use and market; and their future readiness.

Conference themes include: For the record: Should we talk about data or media?; Meeting the demand: How can we match users’ expectations with institutional capabilities?; and “I am big, it’s the pictures that got small!”: What we can learn from each other. Screening the Future also includes a session of Master Classes where you’ll spend focused time with experts and other delegates on a specific key topic. Choose from one of the five classes which include: Archiving in production; Managing the cost of archiving; Infrastructure, repositories and services; Archiving future data; and Trusting the future archive.

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