The Association for Recorded Sound Collections 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.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists 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.
The Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations represents the interests of worldwide professional archive organisations with interests in audiovisual materials including films, broadcast television and radio, and audio recordings of all kinds.
The EUscreen Foundation has collaborated on international projects and is concerned with connecting European audiovsiual archives. Originally a project focused on broadcast archives, they have expanded their scope and aim to become the audiovisual aggregator for Europeana.
The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives functions 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.
The International Council on Archives (ICA) is dedicated to the advancement of archives worldwide. Archives, by providing evidence of human activities and transactions, underlie the rights of individuals and states, and are fundamental to democracy and good governance. Archives safeguard the memory of mankind by preserving records of its past.
The International Federation of Film Archives 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.
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
The International Federation of Television Archives provides 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.
The aim of MEDEA is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of digital moving images and sound in education. The award will also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
The Multimedia and Information Technology Group aims to unite members of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals engaged in or interested in multimedia information and technology developments in library and information science, and to enable communication between them, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experience and the promotion of their professional interests.
The Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association provides a regional forum for addressing common issues and concerns related to the collection and preservation of, and provision of access to, the audiovisual heritage of member countries.
The UNESCO Audio Visual Archives Programme seeks to preserve the audiovisual heritage comprising film, television and sound recordings.
Last update: 6 November 2015