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Course on audio collections

From: John Webster <blpac<-at->
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Understanding and preserving audio collections (3 day course)
British Library, London
22-24 October 2012

Since the end of the 19th century, sound recordings have documented
some of the most significant events in culture, science and history.
Today, custodians of audio collections are faced with the challenge
of maintaining access to our priceless audio heritage, and the
urgent need to digitally preserve recordings held on fragile and
obsolete formats. Understanding and Preserving Audio Collections
will guide you through collection management and preservation
strategies, with an emphasis on digitisation for preservation and
access. The course has been developed for anyone with audio
collections, whether managing or simply using audio materials. It is
led by members of the British Library Sound and Vision department.

The main areas covered are:

    Analogue audio carriers and technology
    Digital audio theory
    Collection level overviews
    Working with audio files
    Archival principles for audio material.

Cost: UKP435 + VAT (including lunches and refreshments).

Programme and registration details:

    <URL:http://www.bl.uk/blpac/audio.html>

John Webster
Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
+44 20 7412 7612


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