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Thematic Workshop cum Panel discussion on
Audio-Visual Archives: Issues and Challenges

29 November 2013 (Friday)
Time 10.30 – 12.30 pm
Venue: Stein Auditorium

Prasar Bharati is a statutory autonomous body established under the Prasar Bharati Act and came into existence on 23 November 1997. It is the Public Service Broadcaster of the country and its objectives of public service broadcasting are achieved in terms of Prasar Bharati Act through All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Broadcasting organizations all over the world now appreciate the importance of Audio-Visual archiving. The archival programmes, apart from preserving our way of life, also give a contextual meaning to events of those times and hold assets that could be monetized

The workshop titled “Audio-Visual Archives: Issues and Challenges”, shall focus on the experience of Archiving in Prasar Bharati and different organizations including private collections. The workshop shall endeavour to bring out the challenges faced by Archivists, both in the Audio and Video field, and the areas that needs to be focused on, apart from the technological and management solutions available for end to end archiving.


Timing Topic Panelist
10.30 to 10.40 Setting the theme by Moderator Mr Amlan Das Gupta
School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University
10.45 to 11.00 Latest Initiatives in Preservation & Dissemination
of Prasar Bharati Archives
Mr Jawhar Sircar
Chief Executive Officer 
Prasar Bharati
11.00 to 11.15 Towards a National Policy on Audio-Visual Archives Mrs Sudha Gopalakrishnan
Executive Director, SAHAPEDIA
11.15 to 11.30 Audiovisual content in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek Dr Francesca Shulze
German National Library
Frankfurt, Germany
11.30 to 11.45 From TAPE to FILE: A Doordarshan Perspective Mrs Deepa Chandra
Additional Director General
Doordarshan, New Delhi
11.45 to 12.00 AV Archives - Technological Challenges Mr J.K. Chandira
Deputy Director General(E)
Doordarshan Kendra Ahamdabad
12.00 to 12.15 Metadata Management of Sound Archives- An Insight Mr K. Vageesh
Deputy Director General Programme, Music & Archives
All India Radio, New Delhi
12.15 to 12.30 Open Discussion
12.30 to 12.40 Summing up Moderator
12.40 to 12.45 Vote of Thanks TERI