As the world’s largest association of professional media archivists, AMIA is uniquely poised to bring together a broad range of experts in examining the life cycle of a digital media asset.

Since 2007, DAS  has provided a unique opportunity to compare approaches from a wide variety of institutions dealing with the same digital challenges.  Bringing together content creators, technologists, and caretakers  to address the full life cycle of a media asset – from production to rights management – for in-depth case study analysis of what works in the real world.

Past case studies have included Major League Baseball, Jewish Education Media, Smithsonian Institute, the Santa Clara Police Department, Johns Hopkins University, FBI, Bandito Bros. Productions, WWE Network, The Flemish Institute for Archiving, Family Search, BBC Scotland, WNET, Kaiser Permanente, and others.

AMIA members represent a broad range of organizations – film studios, corporate and national archives, historical societies, labs, post production, universities, footage libraries and  more.   Because of this uniquely diverse membership, AMIA provides an opportunity to interact with every facet of the field and a single forum to address the best ways to preserve our visual heritage.  As an international association, AMIA’s status as a UNESCO NGO provides a number of opportunities to work internationally in media preservation.