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[InetBib] TAPE publishes report on audiovisual research collections and their preservation
- Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 15:16:09 +0200
- From: "Ecpa e-mail" <ecpa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [InetBib] TAPE publishes report on audiovisual research collections and their preservation
With apologies for cross-posting
The TAPE project has issued a publication on audiovisual research collections
by Dietrich Schüller of the Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences.
In the 20th century, thousands of recordings were made during academic field
work, and numerous interviews and documentaries were produced in research
projects. Some of this material is now held by archives, but often it is kept
in academic departments -or even by individual researchers - as little known
'hidden collections': minimally documented, haphazardly stored under suboptimal
conditions, and at serious risk of being lost altogether. These materials
reflect cultural and linguistic diversity, especially as much of what they
document has by now disappeared. They are primary sources for oral history
studies, and provide insight into the concerns and methodology of researchers
at the time. Therefore they should be kept accessible for future research
The report looks at collections of this type and discusses the particular
requirements for access and re-use, focusing on the potential of digitization
for creating distributed content-based archives.
It is available as a PDF file at
<http://www.tape-online.net/docs/audiovisual_research_collections.pdf> (819 KB).
The TAPE project, Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe,
http://www.tape-online.net <http://www.tape-online.net/> , is supported by the
Culture 2000-programme of the EU.
European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
c/o Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
P.O. Box 19121, NL-1000 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Visiting address: Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, NL-1011 JV Amsterdam
T ++31 - 20 - 551 08 39
F ++31 - 20 - 620 49 41
Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.