Potsdam, Germany

Digital Archives

when 5 September 2022 - 9 September 2022
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1030

The ongoing process of digitalization presents film archives with the necessity of changing their workflows, strategies, and policies and of providing their staff with additional training. In order to support people and institutions with more knowledge, we decided to establish the "Digital Archives" Summer School in collaboration with Bundesarchiv and Deutsche Kinemathek as well as with support from the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF). The second edition focuses on the subject of digital curation.

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.

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 course aimed at people working in audiovisual archives as well as at everyone else who is interested in enhancing their knowledge about digital environments and processes related to digital archives.

Fee info

EUR 1030: 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.

Early Bird before April 30, 2021: 1115,- EUR