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Workshop on audiovisual collections

From: Yola de Lusenet <ecpa<-a>
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Workshop on management of audiovisual collections
Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe (TAPE)
28 September-4 October 2005

Librarians, archivists and curators in charge of audiovisual
collections need to know about the role of new technology in
collection management. Digitisation offers unprecedented
opportunities for access to historical materials. But how can it be
combined with established preservation methods in an integrated
strategy, to ensure optimal access today as well as in the future?

In this 5-day workshop, the characteristics of film, video and sound
recordings and the different recording systems and devices will be
reviewed. Specific requirements for their handling and preservation
will be related to the nature and function of different kinds of
audiovisual materials. The workshop will explore the different
transfer and conversion methods, technical requirements in relation
to quality, and long-term management of digital files. Issues will
be approached as management problems, and due attention will be
given to aspects like needs assessment, setting priorities,
planning, budgeting and outsourcing, and project management

Participants will acquire knowledge of technical issues that will
enable them to make informed decisions about the role of
digitisation in care and management of audiovisual collections. The
speakers will present outlines of issues and practical cases, and a
substantial part of the workshops will be spent on discussions and
group assignments to develop participants' skills in finding their
own solutions.

Target group: All those responsible for audiovisual collections in
archives, museums, libraries. For this introductory course, no
specific technical expertise is required.

The workshop will be in English. Participants are expected to have a
working knowledge of English in order to participate in discussions.

Organisation: European Commission on Preservation and Access,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The workshops are supported by the Culture 2000-programme of the EU
as part of the TAPE project

Venue: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam

Registration fee: 600 euros, this includes coffees, teas, lunches
and a course pack with reading materials. Participants from
institutes who are TAPE partners or ECPA contributors will pay 500

For online registration see
<URL:>. The registration
deadline is 1 August 2005. By 15 August 2005 you will be informed
whether your application has been accepted. In view of the character
of the workshops which require group work and active participation,
the number of participants is limited. If the number of applications
exceeds the number of available places a selection will be made.
Preference will be given to those applicants who manage an
audiovisual collection. A detailed programme will be mailed after

For more information on the TAPE project see

For more information on the workshop contact the ECPA:

    European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
    PO Box 19121, NL-1000 GC  Amsterdam,
    The Netherlands
    +31 20 551 08 39
    Fax: +31 20 620 49 41

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:5
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Received on Tuesday, 28 June, 2005

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