NOA GmbH has announced that it will attend this year’s FIAT/IFTA Conference in Cape Town, Oct. 4–6. The October gathering, with the theme “Archives Out of the Box,” marks FIAT’s first in-person event in almost three years.
Under the theme, organizers say they intend to spotlight the evolution of the archivist’s task and the important role they play in the structure of media organizations.
“With this topic, we don’t just literally mean the travelling of archive material outside of the archive space, but also, in the figurative sense, the liberation from clichés such as ‘old’ and ‘irrelevant,’ said the organizers. “We even refer to the emancipation of the archivist, who has become an important partner in the decision-making process of media organizations, or — in the case of audiovisual archives outside broadcasting – an appreciated curator of online content on platforms of all kinds. It’s time to celebrate that new role, but also to discuss, explore and conquer the new possibilities that it brings.”
As a “Gold Sponsor” of FIAT/IFTA 2022, NOA will be on hand during the entirety of the conference to share its expertise in archiving technology with fellow participants.
In addition, on Oct. 5 at 4:00 p.m., NOA CEO Christophe Kummer will give a presentation on managing multiformat digitization and on how to best manage the large-scale digitization process.
“In-house digitization offers many advantages, including optimization of resources and controlling the pace,” explains NOA CEO, Christophe Kummer. “NOA’s job is to inform and educate the industry that they can take a ‘Yes, I can do it myself’ approach with the help of our technology.”