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Workshop on preservation of audiovisual materials

From: Yola de Lusenet <ecpa<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe (TAPE)
Workshop on the curation and preservation of audiovisual collections
University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
12-16 May 2008

Online registration now open at:



This five-day workshop will provide an intensive grounding in the
theory and practice of audiovisual archiving, enabling curators to
develop strategies to safeguard their collections.  The training
will be led by a range of expert film, video and audio curators from
across Europe. They will address issues such as the handling and
storage of analogue originals, digitisation and restoration,
managing digital assets and enabling access and reuse.

The workshop will begin with an overview of curation challenges,
addressing factors such as carrier composition, life expectancy and
obsolescence.  The emphasis though will be placed on practice, using
case studies and workshops to enable delegates to develop solutions
for their specific context.  By the end of the workshop delegates
will be able to identify which of their collections are at most risk
of loss, so work can be prioritised, and will be able to recommend
policy changes to improve the management and dissemination of

Organisation:  The workshop will be run by Humanities Advanced
Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of
Glasgow, as a continuation of the training programme established by
the EC funded Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe (TAPE)
project, which was co-ordinated by European Commission on
Preservation and Access (ECPA) and ran between 2004 and 2008.

Course directors: Sarah Jones, HATII and Richard Wright, BBC

Delegate information: The workshop is aimed at curators responsible
for audiovisual collections.  As this is an introductory course it
is suited to curators without specialist audiovisual training.  No
specific technical expertise is required.  The workshop will be
conducted in English so delegates are expected to have a working
knowledge of the English language to be able to participate.

Course fee: GBP 400

Fee includes a course pack, refreshments, lunches and a conference

Registration closes on Friday 21st March 2008.

Places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment.

For further information contact:

    Sarah Jones
    +44 141 330 3549
    s.jones<-a t->hatii< . >arts< . >gla< . >ac< . >uk

or write to

    11 University Gardens
    University of Glasgow
    Glasgow G12 8QJ

Anne Muller
European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
c/o Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
PO Box 19121, NL-1000 GC
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 551 08 39
Fax: +31 20 620 49 41

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