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Understanding and preserving audio collections

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British Library Preservation Advisory Centre
Location
The British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Country

United Kingdom

Language
English
Learning Objectives
Introduction
What do you have, what are the issues, what should you do?
Practical guide to analogue audio
History of analogue carriers and technology
Information on care and handling
Hands-on demonstrations of correct replay techniques
Tuesday 23 October 10.00 - 16.30
Digital audio demystified
Overview of digital audio theory
Generic digital issues (including error correction and checksums)
History of digital audio sources
Practical information on extracting digital audio from different
media
Collection level overviews
Compiling an inventory
Prioritization and selection
Risk assessment
Out-source, or in-house? Working with service providers
Costs associated with managing digital collections
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Understanding and preserving audio collections
Programme
Preservation Advisory Centre - Understanding and preserving audio co... http://www.bl.uk/blpac/audio.html

Wednesday 24 October 10.00 - 15.00
Working with audio files
Procedures for creating, working with, and safely storing audio
files (including file naming, verification and technical metadata)
Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)
Archival principles for audiovisual material
An overview based on the core reference work
Safeguarding the audio heritage: ethics, principles and
preservation strategy
Final round-up and Q&A
Training Fee
£435.00 + VAT = £522.00
Target Audience1
Managerial , Practical
Website
http://www.bl.uk/blpac/audio.html
Contact E-Mail
blpacevents@bl.uk
Date
22 Oct 2012 10:30am - 24 Oct 2012 03:00pm

Taking you from ‘what is it?’ through collection management issues
to preservation strategies, this three day course provides an
overview of managing and preserving audio material, with an
emphasis on digitisation for preservation and access.
The course is aimed at people with responsibility for creating,
managing and using audio collections. Whilst no hands-on
experience is necessary, it is useful to have identified a collection to
which the theory and practical elements of this course will be applied
in order to get the most from it. The training is provided by
members of the British Library Sound & Vision department and is
structured to allow for plenty of informal discussion and informationsharing.
A short pre-course reading list will be circulated to
participants in advance. Places are limited to 20.

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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