To encourage co-operation among its members. To promote the improvement and compatibility of documentation systems relative to audiovisual materials. To exchange information on archival material. To study preservation techniques and materials and, in general, study all matters relating to the better use of audiovisual archives.
Conducts seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences. Provides exchange of information. Commissions (4): Media Management; Preservation and Migration; Programming and Production; Television Studies. Annual Archive Achievement Awards.
FTA Conference, New York, USA, 16-20 September 2005.
IFTA Conference, Madrid, Spain, 27-30 October 2006.