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Background Information

Employment History

Board Member
Asian Film Archive

Inaugural President
SEAPAVAA

Affiliations

National, Regional and International Committees
Association of Moving Image Archivists

Non-Voting Member
IASA

Committee Member
Advocacy Task Force

Representative In the Register Subcommittee of the International Advisory Committee
Memory of the World Programme

Secretary
Archive Forum

Very Active Member
Association of Moving Image Archivists

Very Active Member
FIAT

Very Active Member
FIAF

Very Active Member
SEAPAAVA

Founder
SEAPAVAA

Education



School of Librarianship at the University of New South Wales

B.A. Dip Lib

doctorate

Charles Sturt University

Web References (165 Total References)


Archive Associates - Welcome

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RAY EDMONDSON OAM, B.A. Dip Lib After graduating in Arts and Librarianship at the University of New South Wales, Ray joined the Film Section of the National Library of Australia in 1968. In 1973 he established and led its new Film Archive Unit. In 1978 he became overall head of the Library's Film Section. Described as the 'moving spirit' behind the creation of the National Film and Sound Archive in 1984, he served as its Deputy Director until 2001, when he was endowed as its first honorary Curator Emeritus. During this public service career he devised and led corporately funded film restorations and pioneering programs like The Last Film Search and Operation Newsreel. His service as chair or board member of various professional or community organisations has been wide ranging and have included The Federation Line Inc., Music Roll Australia, Archive Forum and the Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive. Internationally, he served as inaugural President of SEAPAVAA (South East Asia Pacific AudioVisual Archive Association) from 1996 to 2002, and remains ex-officio Council member. He presently leads AMIA's Advocacy Task Force and co-chairs its International Outreach Task Force. Since 1996 he has been involved in UNESCO's Memory of the World Program, authoring its current General Guidelines, and presently serves on its national, regional and international committees. Ray writes, advises, speaks and constantly travels internationally and his regular teaching commitments include the professional audiovisual archiving courses offered by Charles Sturt University (Australia), University of East Anglia (UK) and the George Eastman House School of Film Preservation (USA). His latest monograph, Audiovisual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles was published by UNESCO in 2004.

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In 1987 Ray was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his work in audiovisual archiving. In 2003 he received the AMIA Silver Light Award for outstanding career achievement.


BAAC annual conference 2010 report - Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council

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Ray Edmondson, from Australia, could not attend in person, therefore his paper was read by Andris Kesteris.

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Tedd Urnes provided a background on Ray Edmondson whom he had met for the first time at a FIAT/IFTA conference in Bogensee, Germany in the year 1994. The title of his paper was: "Of Cabbages and Kings: Digital Reflection in an Analogue Looking Glass". At the end of his paper he wrote.
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Ray Edmondson, Archive Associates Pty Ltd, is former President of South East Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA).


Archive Associates - News

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The South East Asia-Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) appoints its founding Fellows: SEAPAVAA founder Ray Edmondson, International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) current President Hisashi Okajima, former Chairman of Association of Moving Image Archivists Jim Lindner and Sinematek Indonesia founder Misbach Yusabiran.

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In addition, Mr Edmondson will also be conferred the SEAPAVAA Lifetime Achievement Award, a recognition that was first given to Yusabiran in 1997.
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Under the auspices of SEAPAVAA, Ray Edmondson co-conducted a workshop on the management of audiovisual collections during July 2006.
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Ray Edmondson participated in the drafting of key public statement on the future of the NFSA, released jointly by Archive Forum, Australian Society of Archivists, Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive, and the Australian Historical Association.


Archive Associates - News

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The South East Asia-Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) appoints its founding Fellows: SEAPAVAA founder Ray Edmondson, International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) current President Hisashi Okajima, former Chairman of Association of Moving Image Archivists Jim Lindner and Sinematek Indonesia founder Misbach Yusabiran.

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In addition, Mr Edmondson will also be conferred the SEAPAVAA Lifetime Achievement Award, a recognition that was first given to Yusabiran in 1997.
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Under the auspices of SEAPAVAA, Ray Edmondson co-conducted a workshop on the management of audiovisual collections during July 2006.
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Ray Edmondson participated in the drafting of key public statement on the future of the NFSA, released jointly by Archive Forum, Australian Society of Archivists, Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive, and the Australian Historical Association.


Archive Associates - Voluntary Involvements

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Ray Edmondson maintains a range of voluntary commitments in professional organisations and UNESCO programs.

AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVING Archive Forum is an independent, expert advocacy group committed to the sound development of Australia's National Film and Sound Archive and its establishment as an autonomous statutory authority. Ray has served as honorary Secretary to the Forum since its inauguration in 2002. The Forum's work and its position papers are internationally known and highly regarded. The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), based in Los Angeles, USA, is the largest professional society in the audiovisual archiving field. Ray is chair of both its International Outreach Task Force and its Advocacy Task Force, both of which he was instrumental in setting up (in 1999 and 2005 respectively.) He is also a member of the Education Committee. The South East Asia-Pacific AudioVisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) was established in 1996 and Ray served as its inaugural president (1996-2002). He has since continued to serve on its Executive Council ex officio as Immediate Past President. Ray is a member of the National Film and Sound Archive Advisory Committee and is also a committee member of the Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive Inc. In addition, he serves in the honorary role of the Archive's first Curator Emeritus, which means that his corporate memory and advice is always freely available to the Archive's staff. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Center for Home Movies, Los Angeles, the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, at George Eastman House, Rochester NY, USA and the Asian Film Archive, Singapore. As part of his contribution to the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) he prepared the "issues paper" which points towards a new UNESCO instrument to give expanded support to the preservation of the world's audiovisual heritage http://www.ccaaa.org/paper_heritage.shtml
UNESCO Memory of the World Program Ray has been involved in various capacities with the Memory of the World program since 1996, serving a 4 year term as member and rapporteur of its International Advisory Committee and authoring the current (2002) edition of its core document, General Guidelines to Safeguard Documentary Heritage. Currently he serves on committees at the national, regional and international level. He has been Deputy Chair of the Australian Memory of the World Committee since its establishment in 2000. In December 2005 he was elected Chair of the Memory of the World Regional Committee for Asia-Pacific for a 4-year term. He has served on the Register Subcommittee of the International Advisory Committee since its establishment in 2002, and was recently reappointed for a 4 year term as the nominee of the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA).

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