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Thuesday, September 22, 2009   |  "D. Mitropoulos" Hall

17:00-18:00 | The Underpinning of the Technical Guidelines

Presentation of the Edition of the IASA TC04, Guidelines in the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects, 2nd edition
Kevin Bradley, National Library of Australia, Australia
Standards, Metadata and Overview
Nadja Wallaszkovits, Phonogrammarchiv, Austria
Replay and Signal Extraction
Jouni Frilander, Finnish Broadcasting Company, Finland
Digital Management, Preservation Storage and Access

The TC-04, alongside the TC-03, has become the standard reference work for audio digitization and archiving across the world and is a widely consulted publication by individuals, institutions and consultants.  The new edition TC-04 not only informs readers about updates in the digitization process since it was first published five years ago, but is expanded with current information on important topics such as metadata, guidance on naming and numbering of files and digital works, preservation target formats and systems structured around the OAIS model, and a discussion of partnerships, project planning and outsourcing.  This panel discusses the changes that have occured in TC04 between the two editions and seeks to establish both the framework and the alterations in a contemporary preservation environment.
Kevin Bradley (chair), will provide an overview of the structure of the second edition, examine standards and discuss any changes in content, terminology or phrasing.  Nadia Wallaszkovits will examine the chapters on signal extraction, analysing the changes and discussing in detail the chapters on Analogue Magnetic Tape, and Archival Approaches to Field Recording Technology.  Jouni Frilander will discuss consider the framework in which digital storage systems are cast, the OAIS standard, and discuss these chapters against the example of real world systems.

Thursday, September 24, 2009   |  "D. Mitropoulos" Hall

11:30-13:30 | Tutorial I         

Carrier Restoration – Signal Extraction – Signal Restoration The three-tiered approach to audio and video restoration
Nadja Wallaszkovits, Dietrich Schüller, Phonogrammarchiv, Austria

Restoration is a frequent and legitimate demand, specifically when historical documents are to be preserved and used. Dissimilar to objects and monuments, however, where restoration irreversibly changes the physical nature and appearance, audio and video documents permit to a great extent a three-tiered approach which is archival in a narrower sense, namely the opportunity to avoid irreversible steps.
The theoretical and practical aspects of the three consecutive steps will be discussed, emphasising on audio with an outlook to video, including video art. Presently available restoration and signal extraction methods will be likewise identified as important areas, which presently are not adequately explored.
In order to adequately demonstrate restoration results, high quality reproduction systems will  be available.

Thursday, September 24, 2009   |  "D. Mitropoulos" Hall

15:00-16:00 | Tutorial II

Online audiovisual collections: Legal versus moral rights
Prof. Tony Seeger UCLA Ethnomusicology Department, USA 
Shubha Chaudhuri, Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology at the American Institute of Indian Studies, India

Archival dissemination has always involved legal and ethical issues, but the internet presents new challenges.  Many archives are contemplating making their collections available online, and a few have already done so.  But there are many legal and ethical implications in this form of dissemination.  In this tutorial we will examine these issues in the light of selected concrete examples and possible scenarios.  
The purpose of Tutorial #1 is to clarify some of the challenges faced by audiovisual archives when they wish to make their collections accessible online.  While the organizers have considerable experience with this, and have read fairly widely, IASA members are encouraged to send us specific questions you would like us to address.  If you have “stories” or experiences you would like to recount from your own experience with internet access to archival questions, please send those too.  Please send them to and copy it to
The time for this tutorial will be quite short and we will mostly be working from handouts we will distribute.  Hearing from you before the conference would be very helpful.  You may also wish to visit the website of a 5-day workshop in India: and look at the “resources” and “forms” pages. 

Thursday, September 24, 2009   |  "D. Mitropoulos" Hall

16:30-18:00 | Session 11

Overview of the ARC and The Muslim Music Crash Course (MMCC)
B. George, Director, ARChive of Contemporary Music

The ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in New York City. It collects, preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures and races throughout the world from 1950 to the present. Now in its 24th year, the archive consists of over 2 million sound recordings and approximately 3 million photographs, books, press kits, videos, memorabilia and related ephemera - arguably the largest collections of popular music in the world. Remarkably, this collection has been built without any government funding, but through the support of a diverse group of artists, Including Paul Simon, Martin Scorsese and Keith Richards. ARC has recently partnered with Columbia University to integrate its resources into arts programming at the university and other educational and scholarly activities. With Columbia ARC will post our online catalog beginning with ½ million recordings and inagurate our first international project, the Muslim Music Crash Course. ARC will open ARCasia in Singapore in 2010 and is currently working to open a branch in Europe.
The Muslim Music Crash Course (MMCC) is a joint project of the ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC), The Middle Eastern Research Center in Amman, Jordan, the Arts Initiative at Columbia University, Gracenote, and the Columbia
University Libraries. The goal is to celebrate the diversity, beauty and cultural importance of Muslim music. The MMCC is a worldwide, one-day, two-part event in April 2010 - a live online effort to identify and catalog 50,000 recordings of Muslim music and a series of live concerts around the world. Event spokesperson will be ARC Board member, Youssou N’Dour, who will perform live.


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