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E
VERY PROGRAM MAKER HAS TO BE BECOME A PART TIME ARCHIVIST
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A
N
I
NTERVIEW WITH
A
NNEMIEKE DE
J
ONG
, N
ETHERLANDS
I
NSTITUTE
FOR
S
OUND AND
V
ISION
`I
n a production environment that becomes
more digital by the day, like the broadcasting
organisations, everyone has to become a part
time archivist. At least if you want to be able to make
the programs you want.' Raising the awareness of the
managers of the twenty-eight public broadcasting
organisations in the Netherlands and of the producers,
directors and other people involved in making tele-
vision, radio and internet programs is an important task
of Annemieke de Jong, head of the Information Policy
Sector ICT of the Netherlands Institute for Sound
and Vision (former Netherlands Audiovisual Archive).
`At the moment, a program after broadcasting is
archived and made available for reuse and/or research',
she says. `A batch process with steps that are only
loosely linked. In the digital environment, the process
of information production, broadcasting, archiving
and reuse is almost a continuum. A digital workflow
consisting of bits and bytes from countless internal
and external sources which can be tapped by anyone
with the right credentials.'
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
(Sound and Vision) was founded in 1997 (under the
name of NAA) out of a fusion between several
organisations. It contains 600,000 hours of television,
radio and film, 2 million photo's and half a million
musical recordings. Every year it grows by 5000
hours of TV and film-images and about 15,000 hours
of audio.That is not all that is broadcasted. Sound
and Vision selects the material according to criteria
laid down in a handbook. Selection is based on
historical importance, national interest, and customer
demands.The material is recorded and made available
for reuse by the public broadcasting organisations and
other professionals as well as for research.
DigiCULT 21
ARCHIVING IN THE AUDIOVISUAL
PRODUCTION CONTEXT
A
CASE STUDY ON THE
N
ETHERLANDS
I
NSTITUTE FOR
S
OUND AND
V
ISION
By Friso Visser and Pieter Kop
Photo: Beeld en Geluid