1992: The NFSA develops the inventory and cataloguing system AIMS in-house, creating a unified database for all NFSA collections for the first time. Further developed as MAVIS, the software is adopted by overseas clients including the US Library of Congress.

1998: The University of New South Wales, in partnership with the NFSA, launches the first online postgraduate certificate course in audiovisual archiving. The course later moves to Charles Sturt University, where it continues to attract international enrolment. 

1998: UNESCO publishes the professional manual A Philosophy of Audiovisual Archiving. UNESCO commissioned the NFSA to produce the text, which Ray Edmondson prepared with the assistance of an international editorial panel. In subsequent updates and translations as Audiovisual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles it becomes a standard UNESCO reference point for the audiovisual archiving field.