The 2019 IASA document on repurposing archive content for digital consumption, presented by Broadcast Media Africa, focuses on digitising and adapting traditional media archives for modern digital platforms. It underscores the ongoing need for digitisation, a process without a definitive end, requiring continuous adaptation to new standards and media forms.
The complexity of digitisation is highlighted, advocating for a segmented, project-based approach rather than a single, large-scale endeavour. Key elements include strategic planning, identifying and inventorying collections, establishing cataloguing and metadata standards, centralising archives, defining workflow processes, and considering rights management for content repurposing.
Some key points from the resource include:
● Ongoing need for digitising traditional media archives.
● Continuous adaptation to new standards and media formats.
● Advocacy for a project-based approach to digitization.
● Importance of strategic planning in content management.
● Cataloging and metadata standards establishment.
● Centralization of archives and production processes.
● Rights management considerations in content repurposing.