Researcher - Moving Beyond Search in Accessing Sound & Moving Image Archival Collections

Hilversum, The Netherlands, 25. November 2022.

Open Call for Researcher:

Moving Beyond Search in Accessing Sound & Moving Image Archival Collections

On the occasion of the recent World Day for AV Heritage 2022, the _Audiovisual Research Alliance_ < in collaboration with the _FIAT/IFTA Value, Use and Copyright Commission_ < is pleased to announce an open call for a new research commission. This temporary research position focuses on the ways in which cultural heritage institutions with audiovisual and audio collections are moving from common search interfaces to using and offering exploration as an expanded approach in their collection interfaces for surfacing content. This research also seeks to engage with how these expanded approaches interact with storytelling and information visualisation.

The *position commences on January 16, 2023 with a final text due May 22, 2023*. As part of the research process, the selected researcher will develop and run a working session (online) with FIAT/IFTA’s VUC in early February 2023 in order to test initial thoughts and receive input/feedback from the FIAT/IFTA community. Additionally, the selected candidate will present the research (online or in person) at the FIAT/IFTA 2023 international conference in Locarno, Switzerland in autumn 2023.

This research position includes a total fee of 5.000 EUR (excl. VAT).

Researchers can be located anywhere, as the position is offered remotely, but will require flexibility in online meeting timing as the AVRA is located in the Netherlands and the peer support team will likely exist across different time zones.

To apply, please submit your CV, cover letter, and some research writing samples to AVRA coordinator Rachel Somers Miles at:
by November 25, 2022 @ 17.00 CET.

For full details about the research and position, please download the Research Open Call