What is NAVA

Since 2006, the National Audiovisual Archive (NAVA) based on the respective regulations has been digitally recording, cataloguing and making online accessible all television programmes produced in Hungary/having a reference to Hungary or Hungarians of all public service television channels and also some of the commercial television channels with great coverage in Hungary. It offers a unique opportunity in Europe to view its collections for free for research and education purposes at so-called NAVA Access Points (affiliated educational institutions, libraries, museums and cultural institutions).

NAVA is a dedicated guardian of the audiovisual cultural heritage, therefore it also handles special collections and creates thematic sample collections on user requests as well.

It supports the opportunity for communities (schools, civil initiatives, archives) to connect better to the digital space. It launched the “NAVA social platform” service, offering its users the opportunity to create their own collection by uploading and sharing non-copyrighted audio-visual material. NAVA provides a secure, long-term, and even free storage, and with the permission of the copyright-owner, the available materials can be re-cut, re-used and shared on other social platforms.

The archive does cognitive development as well making the work of the archivists more efficient and its certain processes automated so that the cataloguing of the television programmes deepens and becomes faster. The cognitive or computer driven image recognition system primarily supports recognizing people, objects or landmarks easier.

NAVA has been actively participating in several international projects ever since its establishing. Recently NAVA played a key role in the EUscreen project, in which 24 audiovisual archives of 20 European countries published a common television history collection of 60,000 videos.

NAVA is a member of the FIAT / IFTA and IASA organizations.