While this is not scholarly per se, I want to highlight the new Portuguese and German translations of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives’ Safeguarding of the Audiovisual Heritage: Ethics, Principles and Preservation Strategy (IASA-TC 03). Congrats to IASA on their great work!
IASA is excited to announce the release of a German translation of The Safeguarding of the Audiovisual Heritage: Ethics, Principles and Preservation Strategy (IASA-TC 03). The new translation is available as a PDF only on the web edition page for TC 03 here: https://www.iasa-web.org/tc03/ethics-principles-preservation-strategy
IASA thanks Dietrich Schüller and Kurt Deggeller for their extraordinary work in ensuring the completion and publication of this new translation.
IASA is excited to announce the release of a Portuguese (Brazilian) translation of The Safeguarding of the Audiovisual Heritage: Ethics, Principles and Preservation Strategy (IASA-TC 03). The new translation is available as a PDF only on the web edition page for TC 03 here: https://www.iasa-web.org/tc03/ethics-principles-preservation-strategy
IASA thanks Ariane Gervásio and Marco Dreer for their extraordinary work in ensuring the completion and publication of this new translation. IASA also thanks members of the Associação Brasileira de Preservação Audiovisual (ABPA), especially Carlos Roberto de Souza, Igor Calado, and Ines Aisengart Menezes, for their assistance with reviewing the translation for publication.
IASA Journal invites proposals covering general topics of interest to the sound and audiovisual archives communities throughout the world. Articles, reviews, essays, and technical documents are welcome.
May 15, 2018: Full article submission deadline
July 15, 2018: Journal release
Issue no. 49 special considerations:
We encourage submissions that respond to critical issues for audiovisual archives today:
- Degradation in legacy physical collections, especially magnetic carriers
- Obsolescence of playback equipment and strategies for acquiring spare parts for playback machines
- Selecting sustainable and compatible target codecs and wrappers for A-to-D video reformatting projects
- Strategies for handling the proliferation of born-digital audiovisual formats and codecs
- Planning for the necessary technical infrastructure needed to ingest and manage the large digital collections being created and acquired at sound and audiovisual archives worldwide
- Intellectual property rights
- Metadata strategies for time-based media objects
- Providing meaningful and useful access to sound and audiovisual collections for researchers of all kinds and in all locations
Please consider submitting an article covering one of these topics or the results of independent research that would be of interest to the IASA membership and the international audiovisual archives community.
To make a submission:
About the IASA Journal:
The Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives represents the collected research and applied work of the global audiovisual archives community. It is published in issues bi-annually and available to all members of the IASA community. The IASA Journal uses a double-blind peer-review methodology (the authors do not know who reviews their papers, and reviewers do not know who wrote the papers they are reviewing).
Previous issues, older than 5 years, can be found on the IASA website as PDFs for public download. IASA Journal issues from no. 32 and later are published in both hard copy form and electronically. Hard copy editions are supplied to all IASA Members, IASA Supporters and IASA Subscribers (unless they opt out of receiving print copies in favour of an electronic version – and the environment!).
IASA Journal is testing a new online home as it considers providing open access to all content. The new online home provides a portal for submissions, review, and journal preparation, even as we await to move from print to online. See https://journal.iasa-web.org
for more info.
Best regards —
IASA journal No 48, February 2018
- Editorial and President’s Letter
- ‘It’s Your Story, Don’t Lose It’ – Using Sound And Image Heritage to Bridge Cultures
Judith Opoku-Boateng, J. H. Kwabena Nketia Archives, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
- Interview with Robyn Holmes 2016 ASRA Award Recipient: Sound is My Passion
Melinda Barrie, University of Melbourne Archives, Australia
- Archiving the Digital RAI Collection of Traditional Folk Culture
Ettore Pacetti, Audiovisual Archives, RAI Teche, Italy; Daniela Floris, Audiovisual Archives, RAI Teche, Italy
- From International Shortwave to Digital Rebroadcast: Transforming Music Time in Africa for a New Worldwide Audience
Paul Conway, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan, USA; Kelly Askew, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, USA
- IASA Research Grant Report: Pilot Project in Re-Study and Repatriation (Digital Return) of the International Library of African Music’s Hugh Tracey Field Recordings
Diane Thram, International Library of African Music, South Africa
- Innovation and Human Failure in Small-Scale Audiovisual Archives – What Do We Need to Learn from Each Other?
Ahmad Faudzi Musib, Putra University, Malaysia (UPM), Faculty of Human Ecology, Music Department, Malaysia; Thongbang Homsombat, National Library of Laos, Archives of Traditional Music in Laos; Chinthaka Prageeth Meddegoda, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Gisa Jähnichen, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China; Xiao Mei, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China
- Broadcaster’s Dilemma with Archive Asset Management: Torn Between Long Term and Production Requirements
Silvester Stöger, NOA, Austria; Jean-Christophe Kummer, NOA, Austria
- Compressed Video Quality
Iain Richardson, Vcodex Ltd., UK
- Ka Mua, Ka Muri—Looking Back to Look Forward: Digital Preservation and Oral History Workflows at the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
Valerie Love, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
- The Importance of Memories in the Transmedia Era
Ariane Cristina Gervásio da Silva, Brazilian Association of Audiovisual Archives, Brazil