Sound & Vision is active in various national and international networks in which making a contribution to the sustainability and accessibility of digital heritage collections is central. Below you can read which networks we are involved in and what our role is within these networks.
Sound & Vision is the secretary of AVA_Net, a network organisation for audiovisual collection holders in the Netherlands. The network emerged from a need for a form of central knowledge-sharing within which audiovisual archives of all sizes could advise and support each other. AVA_Net strengthens the position of audiovisual heritage and offers a (knowledge) platform. The network is a representative reflection of all the sectors within which AV heritage is managed and made available. The organisations in the network are specifically supported in the field of management and outreach of audiovisual heritage. AVA_Net is active online via the website, and organises an annual symposium and various webinars.
Digital Heritage Network
Within the Digital Heritage Network, we work together to develop a system of national facilities and services to improve the visibility, usability and sustainability of digital heritage. Within this infrastructure, five institutions fulfill a hub function for the rest of the institutions in the country; the National Library, the The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Dutch National Archives, the Cultural Heritage Agency and the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision. These organisational hubs can make national arrangements for linking and for jointly developing and managing technical facilities. From this role, Sound & Vision makes an active contribution to the sustainability and accessibility of digital heritage collections, in particular of audiovisual content.
In the Netherlands, also many other large and small institutions operate in the audiovisual domain. And then there are still a lot of institutions and organizations that are not primarily focused on the audiovisual, but are involved in heritage and archiving, digitization, sustainability, access, collections, et cetera. Often, forces are bundled into networks and partnerships. Here you find a selection.
Knowledge and innovation network CLICKNL is part of the Top Sector Creative Industry. CLICKNL brings people and resources together from the shared ambition to turn the Dutch creative industry into an international leader.
Dutch Media Innovators
Dutch Media Innovators is a consortium consisting of a number of companies in the digital media industry. As part of the government program ‘Partners for International Business’, the consortium is working on the enforcement and expansion of activities and knowledge sharing with the US, with the west coast as a focus area.
Media Perspectives takes the initiative, together with all relevant parties, to develop future perspectives for a healthy Dutch media sector. A sector that brings us economic prosperity, employment, technological knowledge and prestige, but that also plays a significant role in society. From the network, Media Perspectives makes indispensable connections between business, knowledge and talent, and between all parties in the media sector.
Network Canon Museums
In a growing network of Canon of the Netherlands museums you can see masterpieces that show the highs and lows of Dutch history. Sound & Vision presents a masterpiece that illustrates the window TV from the Canon of the Netherlands: the Doghouse ('Hondenhok'). One of the first TVs in Europe.
War Resources Network
The War Resources Network wants to work together on a better digital accessibility of the Dutch collection on the Second World War. The network’s goal is to make the shared collection data of the approximately 400 institutions on the Second World War more usable and findable.
DEN supports cultural and heritage institutions to improve their digital strategies and services. The sharing of knowledge of and experiences with ICT is a core mission. Furthermore, DEN encourages the institutions to invest in open technology, to implement ICT-standards and to make use of other tools that contribute to sustainable information services.
At the same time, national boundaries are becoming less and less relevant when managing and providing access to digital heritage. That is why different organizations and networks have been established worldwide.
Audiovisual Research Alliance for Archivists & Cultural Heritage Professionals
The Audiovisual Research Alliance for Archivists & Cultural Heritage Professionals (AVRA), set up and supported by the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision, is a new initiative that seeks to openly engage with and produce research in collaboration with the wider audiovisual archiving and heritage community.
FIAT/IFTA is the international federation of broadcasting archives and represents more than 250 audiovisual organisations worldwide. The federation promotes international cooperation and knowledge exchange in the areas of sustainable archiving, digitization and the online availability of broadcast material.
Europeana was founded to promote European digital cultural heritage and make it accessible to future generations. One of the goals is to make Europe’s cultural heritage available for reuse.
EUscreen is the expert hub for audiovisual heritage in the Europeana domain. With its network, EUscreen provides a critical mass of audiovisual content and data to Europeana, to contribute to a rich and diverse portrait of European heritage.
UNESCO Memory of the World
The Memory of the World programme was started in 1992 by UNESCO and is committed to making cultural heritage - manuscripts, books, archival records, drawings and (audiovisual) documents - accessible and preserving it for the global community.
New European Bauhaus
The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative, convening a space of encounter to design future ways of living, situated at the crossroads between art, culture, social inclusion, science and technology. It brings the Green Deal to our living places and calls for a collective effort to imagine and build a future that is sustainable, inclusive and beautiful for our minds and for our souls.
Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)
The Digital Preservation Coalition enables its members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital assets and raising awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological challenges they face. DPC achieves its aims through advocacy, community engagement, workforce development, capacity-building, good practice and good governance.