[Videolib] 2007 Joint Technical Symposium, Toronto, Canada, June 28-30, 2007

George Lindell Abbott (glabbott@syr.edu)
Mon, 12 Feb 2007 23:16:25 -0500

On behalf of the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations,
the AudioVisual and Multimedia Section of the International Federation
of Library Associations and Institutions is pleased to announce that the
2007 Joint Technical Symposium (www.jts2007.org) will take place June
28-30, 2007 in Toronto, Canada, at the Isabel Bader Theater. The
3-day event is expected to draw 400-500 attendees from around the world.

Program submissions are still being accepted for the Symposium. The
theme this year is "AudioVisual Heritage and the Digital Universe".
If you have a specific proposal for presentation, content suggestions,
panel suggestions, etc., please submit them to the official website
email address, which is: program@jts2007.org

Feel free to email any questions to Program Co-Chairs: Grover Crisp
grover_crisp@spe.sony.com or Michael Friend michael_friend@spe.sony.com

The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS), first held in 1983, is an international
gathering of organizations and individuals involved in the preservation of
image and sound materials. Staged tri-annually, the JTS provides the
foremost opportunity for technical colleagues and those interested in the
field to meet and share knowledge. Panel discussions, presentations and
screenings describe, examine and critique the most important technologies
and methods for the long-term conservation and restoration of the world?s
audio-visual heritage. Attendees traditionally include film, video and audio
archivists, asset managers, laboratory technicians, engineers and other
preservation specialists from a broad cross-section of institutions
responsible for the conservation of feature films, television (national,
regional and local), independent productions, news film and amateur

At JTS 2004, keynote speaker, Leon Silverman, said: ?The real challenge is
at our doorstep - and its name is data. As the world of film, video and
digital becomes data-centric, the tasks of conserving, restoring and
migrating artifacts originating in the traditional media, as well as in
?media-less? data, become increasingly complex.? We all benefit from the
participation, both formal and informal, of the presenters and the audience
at the JTS. For newcomers to this vibrant, dynamic and committed community,
JTS 2007 will provide an invaluable opportunity to learn what is happening
in the field.

Anyone interested in the field of preservation, or in becoming more
acquainted with the JTS, will find a wealth of documentation generated by
JTS 2004 ? presentations, reports and transcripts ? currently available at

Under the auspices of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization) Information Society Division, participating
organizations include: the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC), the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), the International
Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the International Federation of
Television Archives/Fédération Internationale des Archives de Télévision
(FIAT/IFTA), the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives
(IASA), the International Council on Archives (ICA), the International
Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the
Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA).

For more information or to propose program topics visit the JTS 2007 website
www.jts2007.org or contact the AMIA Office; 1313 North Vine St., Los
Angeles, CA 90028; Tel: 323-463-1500; Fax: 323-463-1506; Email:

George L. Abbott
ALA/VRT liasion to IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section
librarian emeritus
Syracuse University Library
311 Stonecrest Drive
Syracuse, NY 13214-2432

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