Open Audiovisual Heritage
Dossier linked to the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage, on 27th October.
It provides information about this event and institutions involved, as well as an audiovisual resources bank: repositories, archives from UNESCO, online audiovisual media and experimental projects.
The General Conference of UNESCO approved in 2005 the commemoration of a World Day for Audiovisual Heritage as a mechanism to raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identity.
The repositories have the original purpose of digital preservation and the continuing purpose of storage, access and sustainability. Each of the audiovisual repositories included here are governed by different license agreements including open sources and fee-based sources and private (access restricted) repositories.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) wishes to enhance public access to information about its activities, and it maintains these online multimedia platforms, and the information, documents and materials presented herein, for informational purposes only.
With the internet, media content, be it made of images, sound or written words can be distributed and accessed in a variety of ways. Here you can find some online audiovisual media platforms.
Audio-visual explorations have enabled experimental projects (in beta version or in different stages of development) that provide innovative presentation and online access to sounds, images and other audiovisual materials.