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Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe (TAPE)

From: Yola de Lusenet <ecpa<-a>
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2004
The European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA) has
received one of the subsidies granted to multiannual projects in the
framework of the Call 2003 of the Culture 2000 programme of the
European Commission in Brussels for its project 'Training for
Audiovisual Preservation in Europe' (TAPE).

The TAPE project deals with audiovisual collections, of sound and
moving images, which are an essential part of the European cultural
heritage. It is aimed at cultural and research institutions that
(also) hold audiovisual collections that do not, however, constitute
the core of their holdings. The project's aim is (1) to promote
awareness of the need to preserve audiovisual collections, (2) to
provide training for professionals involved in preservation and
digitisation of audiovisual materials and (3) to develop supporting
training materials.

Activities of the TAPE project will include workshops to train those
working with audiovisual collections. An introduction on
preservation and digitization of audiovisual collections will be
published. It will include a survey of audiovisual collections,
specifically aimed at locating 'hidden' collections in a variety of
institutions, to bring out the richness of the audiovisual heritage.
A technology working groups will study technical aspects of existing
solutions for preservation and digitization. Other groups will focus
on user requirements and on content delivery, in terms of
presentation, usability, information design, and target groups. The
activities of the working groups are practically oriented and will
feed directly into the training programme.

The ECPA will coordinate the TAPE project. Its co-organizers are:

    Finnish Jazz and Pop Archive - Helsinki
    The Head Office of State Archives in Poland - Warsaw
    Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences - Vienna
    Reproduction, Binding and Restoration Centre for the State
        Archives of Italy - Rome

For more information see <URL:>

Culture 2000: The Culture 2000 programme aims to encourage
creativity and mobility of artists, public access to culture, the
dissemination of art and culture, inter-cultural dialogue and
knowledge of the history and cultural heritage of the peoples of
Europe. Its general objective is to create a shared cultural area
bringing people together while preserving their national and
regional diversity. For more information on Culture 2000, see:


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For more information please contact:

    Yola de Lusenet, Executive Secretary
    European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
    PO Box 19121
    1000 GC Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    +31 20 551 08 39
    Fax: +31 20 620 49 41
    ecpa<-a t->bureau< . >knaw< . >nl
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