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Archiving symposium to hear international expert

1 November 2004
Media Advisory


Archiving symposium to hear international expert

A world leading archiving expert, Canadian Sam Kula, will address New Zealand archivists and broadcasters at the Sound and Light Archiving Symposium in Wellington next Wednesday.

The keynote speaker, Mr Kula will focus on the lessons of international archiving best practice.

Hosted by NZ On Air, the symposium will investigate possible initiatives the broadcasting industry, and NZ On Air as a funder of archiving, can undertake to protect New Zealand’s current and future audiovisual archives.

Media representatives are invited to attend the symposium. Please contact Bernard Duncan on 027 222 9740.

Date: Wednesday 3 November 2004

Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm

Venue: NZ Film Archive, 86 Taranaki Street, Wellington


Sam Kula –

Sam Kula is an international archiving expert with a particular expertise in issues of selection. Specialising in moving images – film and television – Sam was the first Director of the Moving Image and Sound Archives Division of the National Archives of Canada.

Over the last 30 years Sam has been involved in the development of archives and preservation programmes throughout the world. He has held executive positions in the International Council on Archives (ICA) and in the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), and was President of the Association of Moving Image Archivists until 2004. UNESCO has published Sam’s archiving guidelines.

Sam is also the author of several important books, including The Archival Appraisal of Moving Images: A RAMP Study with Guidelines (UNESCO,1983) and Appraising Moving Images: Assessing the Archival and Monetary Value of Film and Video Records (Scarecrow Press, 2003).

Archiving Symposium Agenda

8.00am – 8.30am Registration & Coffee
8.45am Mihi Whakatau
9.00am Hon Steve Maharey: Introduction
9.15am Roger Horrocks: Cultural Issues in Archiving
9.30am Sam Kula: International Overview
10.30am Morning Tea
10.50am Introduction to the NZFA, SANTK, TVNZ Archives
11.00am Panel: The Changing Environment & the Implications for Cultural Archiving
Rick Julian (Facilitator: Ministry for Culture & Heritage)
Alison Elliott (National Library)
Richard Hulse (Radio NZ)
Jamie Lean (NZ Film Archive)
Robert Boyd Bell (Independent TV Producer)
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Panel: Selection, Media, and Public Access
Roger Horrocks (Facilitator)
Alan Ferris (TVNZ Archive)
Irene Strong (Sounds Archives/Nga Taonga Korero)
Virginia Callanan (NZ Film Archive)
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.15pm Panel: The Maori Dimension
Tainui Stephens (Facilitator: NZ On Air)
Huia Kopua (NZ Film Archive)
Graham Pryor (Mai Media & Te Whakaruruhau O Nga Reo Irirangi Aotearoa)
Haunui Royal (Maori Television Service)
4.00pm Panel: Coordination amongst interested parties
Brian Pauling (Facilitator)
Frank Stark (NZ Film Archive)
Alan Ferris (TVNZ Archive)
Rachel Lord (Sound Archives/Nga Taonga Korero)
John Roberts (National Archives)
Margaret Calder (National Library)
5.00pm Conclusion & Where to go to from here
Roger Horrocks

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