WHAT IS TO BE DONE WITH AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES?
The status of digital audiovisual archives and their accessibility
INFO | CONTEXT
In Slovenia there exists no digital archive for all the vast and important video and new media production. The individual organisations and artists have audiovisual materials mostly in a rough form that is hardly accessible to professionals or general public. On the official level, i.e. at the Ministry of Culture & Office of Cultural Heritage, nobody is working on that question claiming that video/new media are too new categories to be considered by their preservation/protection programs.
This current situation has triggered SCCA-Ljubljana to conceive a project discussing the issue of the production and dissemination of video (& new media) archives on a practical and theoretical level. The project is a logical continuation of the SCCA concerns with research and documentation of video production, which have resulted in Videodokument: Video art in Slovenia 1969-1998 (catalogue, book of essays, CD-ROM and web site, 1999/2003).
The main aims of the project are: