Potsdam, Germany

Digital Archives

when 14 September 2021 - 18 September 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1195

The ongoing process of digitization presents film archives with the necessity of changing their workflows, strategies, and policies and of providing their staff with additional training. For this reason, we decided to establish the "Digital Archives" Summer School in collaboration with the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and Deutsche Kinemathek. The first edition focuses on the subject of data literacy and presentation strategies.

Typically, film archives are not archives in the traditional sense, but hybrid institutions that, due to their development history and the complexity of film rights, often face major challenges in terms of cataloging, metadata management, transparency, and accessibility.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Chris Wahl has been a Professor of Audiovisual Cultural Heritage at the Film University since 2013 and is Head of the Film Culture Heritage M.A. program.

Peter Bubestinger-Steindl studied Media Informatics at TU Wien and has been working as a

Target group

The Digital Archives summer school is directed at staff members of film-related archives and will be held in English.

Course aim

The summer school "Digital Archives. Data Literacy and Presentation strategies in Audiovisual Archives" is a 5-day, practice-oriented educational offer directed at staff members of audiovisual archives who would like to enhance their knowledge about digital environments and processes.

Fee info

EUR 1195: The fee covers materials, lunches, and a dinner at the end of the event. Travel and accommodation expenses are not included and must be covered by participants. We will be happy to provide you with recommendations for accommodations and hotels in the vicinity.