Invitation from the Conference Convenor

The imperative of change and the loss of technologies and expertise are driving sound and audiovisual archives to evaluate their collections. Can all archives and libraries afford to implement the necessary technological changes to preserve access to their collections? Is there a solution to the crisis that sound and audiovisual archives face? The survival of sound and audiovisual archives is dependant on the exchange of ideas, shared standards, similar technological approaches and mutual support. The ASRA IASA 2008 conference will explore the activities, achievements, interconnections and relationships between individuals and institutions active in the field of sound and audiovisual collections.

We invite you to join us in Sydney in September 2008 as we continue to explore the issues that face us and find ways to continue building bridges between archival islands.

Kevin Bradley
Conference Convenor