The annual conference of the IASA-Ländergruppe Deutschland/Schweiz e.V. will take place in cooperation with the Klaus Kuhnke Archive for Popular Music and the Günter Grass Foundation on 23 and 24 November 2018 at the Studienzentrum Künstlerpublikationen / Weserburg and will offer an excursion to the media archive of the Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut Bremen.
The conference will focus on the perspectives of institutional archiving of audiovisual media, especially under the aspect of digitisation and long-term archiving of this media genre. This is where the guided tour through the German Dance Film Institute Bremen, especially through the technical department, ties in. We are particularly pleased about the interest shown by colleagues from Switzerland / Memoriav. The tour through our rooms follows the numerous work phases that a medium goes through until it is fully recorded in our extensive dance film archive, the largest in Europe. Multi-layered, time-consuming work processes for digitising video tapes of different formats become visible. Special attention is paid to the possibilities of restoring tapes. The processing of the digitised material, its inclusion in a database individually adapted to the needs of our institute, the indexing of the films and the subsequent long-term digitisation are vividly presented by our staff. The extensive professional exchange with the director Heide-Marie Härtel establishes new connections and concludes the excursion.