Launch of TC07 Contributions

On World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2023, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) is soft launching the initial collaborative editing document for IASA-TC 07 the IASA Guidelines for the Preservation of Born-Digital VideoIASA Guidelines are used around the world as international standards for handling, managing, and digitising audio and video carriers. 

We now bring you the opportunity for involvement in the collaborative writing of IASA-TC 07: Guidelines for the Preservation of Born-Digital Video.

Developing the IASA-TC 07 Guidelines
Work on IASA-TC 07 marks a change in the approach to how IASA Guidelines are developed. This will  be a collaborative authoring effort. Anyone can contribute to the creation of IASA-TC 07. To gain commenting or editing access, prospective contributors will need to register via the email address:

IASA-TC 07 will be developed iteratively. Progress will be monitored and every 3 months, a stage will be reviewed with the next set of foci identified.

If you have received this email, you have already indicated your willingness to be involved in developing IASA-TC 07.

Stage 1
Between now and 31 December 2023, please take a look at the draft Guidelines layout. Please contribute and provide your input on:

  • Adding a comment/suggestion on the sections you can help author
  • Sections you think should be included in the IASA-TC 07 Guidelines (section headings, topics etc.) that are missing from the document
  • Your view on scope – should this be limited to only linear born-digital video?

The Google document can be accessed via:

In 2019, IASA-TC 06 Guidelines for the Preservation of Video Recordings was publicly released to the international audiovisual preservation community. Two years prior, in 2017, at the IASA conference in Berlin, Germany, the IASA Guidelines for the Preservation of Born-Digital Video were informally discussed. At the IASA 50th conference and CCAAA Joint Technical Symposium held in 2019 in Hilversum, the Netherlands the agreement that this work on born-digital video would become IASA-TC 07.

As part of these discussions, a significant shift in the approach to authoring IASA Technical Committee Guidelines has taken place. Based on the variety and distributed knowledge of digital video formats, the intent was that a much wider community of audiovisual experts and practitioners would contribute to the development of the IASA-TC 07 Guidelines. 

While there has been a hiatus for several years – impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and other national and global events – a small group of IASA members have been consolidating information to this point. We want to thank all of the previous IASA members who have so far contributed up until this point. 

We look forward to working together with each and every one of you.


Joshua Ng (Archives New Zealand), Julia Miller (IASA Technical Committee, Australian National University,), Andrew Martin (Vice President (Communications) IASA Executive Board), DAMsmart), and Somaya Langley (Science Museum Group) 


Andrew Martin
IASA Vice President - Communications