Recent years have seen a surge in demand for digital or file-based formats, which often have to be delivered on a just-in-time basis. Every year, the FAA furnishes more than two hundred professional productions (film and TV productions, museum and exhibition projects, etc.) and educational projects with audio-visual archival content. Another service offered by the department for which there is growing demand is the provision of technical assistance, from programming presentational equipment to compiling archival materials.
The technical department also plays a crucial role in the FAA’s publishing activities. By supervising all DVD editions and online publications, it helps the FAA achieve its goal of being an “active archive.”