Lipót Répászky: The role of community in preserving audiovisual heritage in the long term

Audiovisual archives looks back on decades of history. Over the past period they have undergone a major transformation since classic physical storage of media (film / tape) based archives are beginning to get effaced and a lot of content is digitally available, while digital archives (TV archives) are forced to make continuous conversion steps to enlarge storage, transcoding and processing capacities.

 Because of the lack of competence in audiovisual technologies and the high number of produced content there is a need for different institutions (schools, small regional TV channels, museums, libraries) to put their own content in archives. If a well-organized, unified model works, the existence of the community archive becomes relevant since communities are developing and administrating their own collections if a proper platform is available for that.