Research has proven that preventative measures can aid and mitigate the chances that a disaster will occur. It has also been demonstrated that proper planning can minimise the effects when a disaster occurs. Furthermore, studies have reflected that good collection security is one of the actions that can reduce damages. Staff training and collection knowledge have also been proven to prevent a host of potential disasters that audio-visual archives may face, especially long-term disasters where damage builds over time.
Collection managers who have experienced disasters have stressed that knowing your collection is the most crucial factor for successful recovery.
In a quest to assist the industry in better prepare for risks and disasters, Broadcast Media Africa (BMA), in collaboration with Apricity Consulting, will be hosting their fourth #PreserveAfricaArchives virtual industry forum. The session will focus on “Mitigation And Preventative Measures For Safeguarding Audio-Visual Archives Disaster Effects”.
The “Risks And Disaster Safeguarding For Audio-Visual Archives In Africa” online forum will take place on:
Date: Thursday, 7th October 2021
Time: 10h00 (GMT)
BMA and Apricity Consulting assure that the industry forum will help put into perspective the mechanics for ensuring adequate management of risk.
To be part of this virtual industry forum and meet and share ideas with professionals and practitioners across Africa, visit the event website to register.