Potsdam, Berlin, Germany

Digital Archives

when 23 September 2024 - 27 September 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 850

In our third year we will emphasize machine-assisted processes, offering beginner classes in how to use widely adopted open source tools to support archival tasks: including metadata extraction, transcoding, data enrichment and file maintenance. In advanced classes, the participants are invited to bring their own examples from previous experiences to invite input from teachers and the group, and as an invitation to explore custom coding solutions.

Course leader

The summer school 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.

Target group

People interested in Digital Archives

Course aim

Film archives are rarely archives in the classical sense, but rather hybrid institutions that often face difficult issues regarding cataloguing and metadata maintenance, transparency and accessibility due to their genesis and complex film rights. In the course of digitisation, they are faced with the challenge of changing workflows, strategies and working principles as well as training new skills. In view of this, we decided to set up the Summer School "Digital Archives" together with the Bundesarchiv and the Deutsche Kinemathek and with the support of the FIAF.

Fee info

EUR 850: Students receive a discount of 10% percent of the regular price.


In order to support people and institutions with more knowledge, we decided to establish the "Digital Archives" Summer School in collaboration with Bundesarchiv as well as with support from the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).