How to collaborate with the project:
The Buenos Aires Audiovisual Archive invites every person or institution that owns material on Argentinean writers or theater personalities, in audio or audiovisual format, to contact by phone or e-mail.
The Archive also signs exchange agreements, with national or international related institutions which are focused in the preservation, conservation, publishing and investigation of audiovisual materials, by making donations, exchanges and projects.
Cultural Projects for Development is a civil association without profits that has as one of it goals to preserve cultural archives.
On November 7, 2007, it signed an Agreement of Preservation of the archives gathered by the Buenos Aires Audiovisual Archive, and has the support of more than 50 Argentinean writers. They are: Rodolfo Alonso, Jorge Andrade, María Teresa Andruetto, Vicente Battista, Osvaldo Bayer, Eduardo Belgrano Rawson, Diana Bellessi, Carlos Beque, Ariel Bermani, Eduardo Berti, Leopoldo Brizuela, Arnaldo Calveyra, Luis Cano, Martín Caparrós, Fabián Casas, Daniel Chirom, Marcelo Cohen, Hugo R. Correa Luna, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Antonio Dal Masetto, Elsa Drucaroff, Rodolfo Fogwill, Roberto Fontanarrosa, Carlos Gamerro, Germán García – Mempo Giardinelli, Mario Goloboff, Angélica Gorodischer, Carlos Gorostiza, Daniel Guebel, Luis Gusmán, Liliana Heer, Liliana Heker, Noé Jitrik, Martín Kohan, Jorge Ariel Madrazo, Pedro Mairal, Juan Martini, Guillermo Martinez, Tununa Mercado, Hugo Mujica, Sergio Olguín, Elsa Osorio, Gloria Pampillo, Luis María Pescetti, Nicolás Peyceré, Claudia Piñeiro, Ángela Pradelli, Roberto Raschella, Gustavo Roldán, Perla Rotzait, Guillermo Saccomanno, Horacio Salas, Daniel Samoilovich, Mario Sampaolesi, Juan Sasturain, Silvia Schujer, Ana María Shúa, Cristina Siscar, Alberto Szpunberg, Alejandro Tantanian, Hebe Uhart, Luisa Valenzuela, Paulina Vinderman, Marcelo Zamboni, Claudio Zeiger.
Since this agreement, Cultural Projects for Development (PCD) guarantees the preservation of the archives through a security copy of all the documents produced and gathered by the Buenos Aires Audiovisual Archive, in order to keep and preserve them.
The agreement has called the Charter on the Preservation of the Digital Heritage XXXII, designed by the UNESCO Conference in October, 2003, that states:
"The digital heritage consists of unique resources of human knowledge and expression. (…)They are frequently ephemeral, and require purposeful production, maintenance and management to be retained. Many of these resources have lasting value and significance, and therefore constitute a heritage that should be protected and preserved for current and future generations.
And, in its 6th article: "Strategies and policies to preserve the digital heritage need to be developed, taking into account the level of urgency, local circumstances, available means and future projections"