Related Organizations

The following is a list of organizations with missions and work that support the advancement of digital preservation and could be relevant to digital motion picture preservation and/or of interest for users of

Association of Moving Image Archivists (

Overview - The Association of Moving Image Archivists is an international nonprofit association dedicated to the preservation and use of moving image media.

We are a global network of media professionals. AMIA members work for universities, studios, government and corporate archives, public broadcasting, music companies, cultural heritage and arts organizations, broadcasters, service providers, libraries, and independent archives, and more.  We are archivists, librarians, collectors, curators, students, educators, artists, technologists, researchers, distributors, exhibitors, service providers, consultants, and advocates.  Everyone working to preserve and access their media collections.

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (

Mission - The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals—everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.

Baltic Audiovisual Archive Council (

Overview - Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council (BAAC) is an independent nonprofit organization, founded as a voluntary association with a goal to foster cooperation between public and private archives, broadcasting and TV archives, libraries and museums that possess collections of audiovisual materials about the Baltic States, Scandinavian countries and the worldwide Baltic diaspora. The Council commits itself to reviewing and assuring the maintenance of these historically valuable collections.

Beeld en Geluid (

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision / Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid

Mission - To improve people’s lives in and with media by archiving, exploring and contextualising it, whereby the freedom of thought and expression in text, image and sound is paramount.

The BitCurator Consortium (

Overview - The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is an independent, community-led membership association that serves as the host and center of administrative, user and community support for the BitCurator environment.

Mission - To support curation of born-digital materials through the application of open-source digital forensics tools by institutions responsible for such materials.

Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (

Overview - The CCAAA represents the interests of worldwide professional archive organisations with interests in audiovisual materials including films, broadcast television and radio, and audio recordings of all kinds. Although predominantly working in the public sector, we reflect a broad range of interests across the broadcast media, arts, heritage, education and information sectors. The professional archivists that the CCAAA ultimately represents work in institutions such as archives, libraries and museums at national and local level, university teaching and research departments, and broadcasting organisations.

Digital Curation Centre (

Mission - Convey key curation messages to primary stakeholders and to our wider community, inform and influence political positioning in the curation and preservation landscape, and promote and publicise the DCC and curation concepts.

The Digital Preservation Coalition (

Mission - Enabling members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital assets and raising awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological challenges they face. We achieve our aims through advocacy, community engagement, workforce development, capacity-building, good practice and good governance.

Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (

Overview - The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) is a think tank and research center that brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders, and catalysts from the media, entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries along with the academic resources of the University of Southern California to explore and to act upon topics and issues related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content. As an organization within the USC School of Cinematic Arts, ETC helps drive collaborative projects among its member companies and engages with next generation consumers to understand the impact of emerging technology on all aspects of the media and entertainment industry, especially technology development and implementation, the creative process, business models, and future trends. ETC acts as a convener and accelerator for entertainment technology and commerce through: Research, Publications, Events, Collaborative Projects and Shared Exploratory Labs and Demonstrations.

Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (International Federation of Film Archives) (

Mission - FIAF, the International Federation of Film Archives, has been dedicated to the preservation of, and access to, the world’s film heritage since 1938. It brings together the world's leading non-profit institutions in this field. Its affiliates are committed to the rescue, collection, preservation, screening, and promotion of films, which are valued both as works of art and culture and as historical documents.

Image Permanence Institute (

Mission - The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is a university-based research center in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) dedicated to supporting the preservation of cultural heritage collections in libraries, archives, and museums around the world.

The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (

Mission - IASA is a non-profit network of international co-operation between archives concerned with the care of, access to, and long-term preservation of the world’s sound and audiovisual heritage. IASA promotes, encourages and supports the development of best professional standards and practice in all countries through communication, cooperation, advocacy, promulgation, dissemination, training and/or education, amongst public or private archives or libraries, institutions, businesses, organisations and associations which share these purposes. IASA offers membership to those institutions, organisations and individuals who share these purposes.

LOCKSS Program, Stanford Libraries (

Overview - The LOCKSS Program is the principal maintainer of the eponymous, open-source LOCKSS software; supports communities and organizations using LOCKSS technologies for digital preservation; and promotes community-based approaches to digital preservation. As digital preservation needs, best practices, and technologies evolve, the Program continues to adapt to provide principled digital preservation solutions. (Account required.)

MetaArchive Cooperative (

Mission - To foster better understanding of distributed digital preservation methods and to create enduring and stable, geographically dispersed “dark archives” of digital materials that can, if necessary, be drawn upon to restore collections at Member organizations.

MovieLabs (

Mission - MovieLabs is a jointly run industry lab that enables member studios to work together to understand new technologies and drive the right ones to adoption. We help the industry deliver next generation experiences for future profitability, cut costs through industry automation, and share the data and business intelligence necessary to protect and market the creative assets that are the core capital of our industry.

National Archives and Records Administration (

Mission - We drive openness, cultivate public participation, and strengthen our nation’s democracy through public access to high-value government records. Our mission is to provide public access to Federal Government records in our custody and control. Public access to government records strengthens democracy by allowing Americans to claim their rights of citizenship, hold their government accountable, and understand their history so they can participate more effectively in their government.

National Digital Stewardship Alliance (

Mission - The NDSA is an international membership organization that supplies advocacy, expertise, and support for the preservation of digital heritage.

Northeast Document Conservation Center (

Mission - To improve the conservation efforts of libraries, archives, historical organizations, museums, and other repositories; to provide the highest quality services to institutions without in-house conservation facilities or those that seek specialized expertise; and to provide leadership in the preservation and conservation fields.

Open Preservation Foundation (

Mission - Enabling shared solutions for effective and efficient digital preservation; the Open Preservation Foundation leads a collaborative effort to create, maintain and develop the reference set of sustainable, open source digital preservation tools and supporting resources.

Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (

Mission - The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) is dedicated to advancing the practice of digital preservation and archiving. It brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share experience in a vendor-neutral forum on how to put preservation and archiving into practice.

Society of American Archivists (

Vision - The Society of American Archivists empowers archivists to achieve professional excellence and foster innovation to ensure the identification, preservation, understanding, and use of records of enduring value.

Mission - SAA is a vital community that promotes the value and diversity of archives and archivists and serves as the preeminent resource for the profession.

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (

Mission  - To drive the quality and evolution of motion pictures, television, and professional media through our global society of technologists, developers, and creatives by setting industry standards, providing relevant education, and fostering an engaged membership community.

South East Asia-Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association (

Mission - The Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) is an association of organizations and individuals involved in the development of audiovisual archiving in Southeast Asia and the Pacific as to preserve and provide access to the region’s rich audiovisual heritage.