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[InetBib] TAPE workshop on management of audiovisual collections, Amsterdam, 19-25 April 2006

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TAPE workshop on management of audiovisual collections
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
19-25 April 2006

Librarians, archivists and curators in charge of audiovisual collections need 
to know about the role of new technology in collection management. Digitisation 
offers unprecedented opportunities for access to historical materials. But how 
can it be combined with established preservation methods in an integrated 
strategy, to ensure optimal access today as well as in the future?

In this 5-day workshop, the characteristics of film, video and sound recordings 
and the different recording systems and devices will be reviewed. Specific 
requirements for their handling and preservation will be related to the nature 
and function of different kinds of audiovisual materials. The workshop will 
explore the different transfer and conversion methods, technical requirements 
in relation to quality, and long-term management of digital files. Issues will 
be approached as management problems, and due attention will be given to 
aspects like needs assessment, setting priorities, planning, budgeting and 
outsourcing, and project management

Participants will acquire knowledge of technical issues that will enable them 
to make informed decisions about the role of digitisation in care and 
management of audiovisual collections. The speakers will present outlines of 
issues and practical cases, and a substantial part of the workshops will be 
spent on discussions and group assignments to develop participants' skills in 
finding their own solutions.

Target group:
All those responsible for audiovisual collections in archives, museums, 
libraries. For this introductory course, no specific technical expertise is 

The workshop will be in English. Participants are expected to have a working 
knowledge of English in order to participate in discussions.

European Commission on Preservation and Access, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The workshops are supported by the Culture 2000-programme of the EU as part of 
the TAPE project

Venue: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam

Registration fee:
600 euros, this includes coffees, teas, lunches and a course pack with reading 
materials. Participants from institutes who are TAPE partners or ECPA 
contributors will pay 500 euros. 

How to apply:
For online registration: www.tape-online.net/courses.html
The registration deadline is 10 February 2006.
By the end of February you will be informed whether your application has been 
accepted. In view of the character of the workshops which require group work 
and active participation, the number of participants is limited. If the number 
of applications exceeds the number of available places a selection will be 
made. Preference will be given to those applicants who manage an audiovisual 
collection. A detailed programme will be mailed after confirmation.

For more information on the TAPE project: www.tape-online.net

For more information on the workshop contact the ECPA:

European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
P.O. Box 19121, NL-1000 GC  Amsterdam, 
visiting address: c/o KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29,
NL-1011 JV  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
tel. ++31 - 20 - 551 08 39   fax  ++31 - 20 - 620 49 41
URL: http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/

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