SOIMA courses are open to professionals working with sound and image collections, as well as in educational programmes and/or with information technology. The courses typically run for two to three weeks and are held in different regions of the world, with an emphasis on mixed sound and image collections housed in a range of cultural institutions. Participants learn to:
The aim is to reach a critical mass of trained professionals to multiply the impacts and benefits of the courses. Collaboration and exchange of information over multiple platforms and across institutions is key to unlocking the potential of sound and image collections.
Over the next few years, SOIMA plans to develop blended online learning tools and resources to complement the programme’s courses and expand its reach.