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4th Joint Technical Symposium

From: Mark Ritchie <avfilm>
Date: Thursday, April 29, 1993
4th Joint Technical Symposium

Technology and Our Cultural Heritage
(Technology's Role in Preserving and Accessing The Memory of the World)

Barcelona, Spain
18-20 August 1993

A Technical Symposium organized by the Technical Co-ordinating Committee
for the International Audio, Film and Television Archive Federations in
conjunction with the IFLA 58th General Conference.

The Symposium covering the technical problems facing those responsible
for collections of sounds, moving images and still images stored on
film, magnetic tape, records and CDs is to be held at the historic
Conservatori Superior Municipal de Musica building in Barcelona.

In addition to sessions presenting the latest research into the
chemistry of the breakdown of polymers, methods of restoration of sound
and image signals and carriers and the ethical considerations of
preservation, a session to discuss specific problems raised by delegates
to the Symposium is also to be held.  A programme of workshops has been
arranged to demonstrate some of the ideas discussed in the sessions and
professional visits to local institutions also form part of the
Symposium activities.


17 August            Registration and Pre-Symposium Reception

18 August            Welcome and Formal Opening of the Symposium
          Session 1  The Philosophy of Archiving:  Ethical Questions
                     Relating to Preservation and the Uses of New
                     Technologies in Audio-Visual Archiving
          Session 2  The Key Issues and Problems Facing Audio-Visual
                     Archives Today
          Session 3  Specific Environmental and Climatic Problems Facing
                     Audio-Visual Archives in Different Parts of the

19 August Session 4  The Breakdown of the Components of Signal Carriers
                     with Age

20 August Session 5  Signal Carrier Restoration
          Session 6  New Technologies, including Multi-Media

The working language of the Symposium will be English.  Translations
into Catalan, Spanish, French and German will be provided.

Registration fee for Delegates 30,000 ptas

Further details can be obtained from :

    Catherine Pinion
    Chair of the IFLA Round Table on AV Media
    32 Alexandra Road
    St Albans
    AL1 3AZ, United Kingdom

    Telephone/Fax:  +44 (727) 833 556

Mark Ritchie
Media Librarian
Audio-Visual Centre
University of Waterloo
Fax: 519-888-6197

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:57
                    Distributed: Friday, May 7, 1993
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Received on Thursday, 29 April, 1993

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