World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is celebrated on October 27th. The holiday reminds people of the importance of preserving audiovisual resources. It could be a movie, a music video, voice recordings, filming… Even though we use digital resources today, CDs and cassettes are an important part of life. Don’t forget about it.
The holiday was founded in 2005. The United Nations and the Coordinating Council of the Association of Audiovisual Archives advocated for its appearance. Interestingly, there are no special full-time positions in the CCAAA, and each person can contribute to development. The institution works with many others to help preserve the legacy.
Preservation of documents is an important mission. These are our memories and a piece of history that can be easily lost. In just 10 years, audiovisual sources can be seriously damaged and not even subject to restoration. But if you take good care of them, it’s easy to save them for the future generation, which does not even imagine that the same music was once on cassettes.
Today, the world honors all those involved in the archiving and preservation of heritage. This is painstaking work that requires accuracy. Librarians, archivists and just caring people stand guard over files!
Did you know that:
- archival workers in New York have preserved more than 40 files;
- UN workers have created a special collection with recordings of the voices of famous people. Of these, presidents, astronauts, scientists, inventors;
- there is a unique archive describing the work of the UN;
- The audio industry is developing at lightning speed due to technological development.
How to celebrate
Help professionals in their cause: become a volunteer and continue to save resources. Find out what events are taking place in your city, visit them. Familiarize yourself with the resources – this is easy to do in the library.
When is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage celebrated in 2022?
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed on October 27 each year.