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ASSET Project - Module 4 - Business skills applicable to the Archive Sector

22-23 February 2016

BECTU, 373-377 Clapham Road, SW9 9BT, London

                                  ASSET: Archive Sector Enterprise Training (ASSET) Project
                                                                        ****Module 4****
                                              Business skills applicable to the Archive Sector



The aim of the ASSET training course is to provide archive sector professionals with skills necessary to contribute to achieving the BFI Film Forever strategic priority 'Unlocking the UK's Film Heritage'. This course is created by KES International. This module will be taught by Dominic Dare from LOLA Clips

Indicative Topics for Module 4 of 5:

  • Archive Economics: economics of archives, archive processes and costings incurred
  • Financing and funding: sources of finance, start up funding, business angels, venture capital, crowd-sourcing.
  • Types of business organisation: company formation, company models, business models
  • Financial principles: budgets, cash flow forecasts, financial monitoring, balance sheets, profit and loss.
  • Dominic will be sharing information about his archive business using his first class case study to inform and educate in this area.

The objective of the course is:

  • To strengthen business skills within the archive sector

Course participants will have become better able to contribute towards wider access to the UK's archive content and appreciate its value and potential. Businesses in which course participants work will be more resilient and able to grow through identifying and exploiting opportunities existing in digital archives.

This module is part of a course consisting of a number of two-day taught modules delivered by recognised experts in the field, between October 2015 and March 2016. Indicative module titles are as follows:

  • Digital Asset Management
  • Business skills applicable to the Archive Sector
  • Intellectual Property Rights for Moving Image Archives
  • Monetising Digital Content
  • The Transition to Digital Media
  • Employability Skills for a Career in the Archive Sector

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