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Program Audio Visual Conservation

Conservation Resources

The Library of Congress Preservation Directorate

The Library's Preservation Directorate works actively with other national and international research institutions and organizations in developing and implementing immediate and long-range library preservation initiatives; plans and coordinates preservation education and information programs for Library staff and patrons that will raise preservation awareness.

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Digital Preservation

The national digital preservation program being led by the Library of Congress is dedicated to ensuring that the digital information that conveys our history and heritage is available and accessible for generations to come. The program's formal name is the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), and their site contains information not only about the Library's efforts, but also provides suggestions for preserving your digital collections.

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Other Preservation Organizations

The Library of Congress is pleased to be a member of these organizations, all of which belong to the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA).

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

Founded in 1966, ARSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to research, study, publication, and information exchange surrounding all aspects of recordings and recorded sound. ARSC works to encourage the preservation of historical recordings, and to foster an increased awareness of the importance of recorded sound as part of any cultural heritage.

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

AMIA is a non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)

IASA was established in 1969 in Amsterdam to function as a medium for international co-operation between archives that preserve recorded sound and audiovisual documents. IASA supports the exchange of information and fosters international co-operation between audiovisual archives in all fields.

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)

Founded in Paris in 1938, FIAF is a collaborative association of the world's leading film archives whose purpose has always been to ensure the proper preservation and showing of motion pictures.

International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT)

FIAT/IFTA is an international professional association established to provide a means for co-operation amongst broadcast and national audiovisual archives and libraries concerned with the collection, preservation and exploitation of moving image and recorded sound materials and associated documentation.

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