Understanding and preserving audio collections
Preservation Advisory Centre 3-day Course
2-4 October 2013
The British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom Location Details
Taking you from ‘what is it?’ through collection management issues to preservation strategies, this three day course provides an overview of managing and preserving audio material, with an emphasis on digitisation for preservation and access.
The course is aimed at people with responsibility for creating, managing and using audio collections. Whilst no hands-on experience is necessary, it is useful to have identified a collection to which the theory and practical elements of this course will be applied in order to get the most from it. The training is provided by members of the British Library Sound & Vision department and is structured to allow for plenty of informal discussion and information-sharing. A short pre-course reading list will be circulated to participants in advance.
Places are limited to 20. Feedback from last year's course.
Wednesday 2 October 10.30 - 16.30
|What do you have, what are the issues, what should you do?|
|Practical guide to analogue audio|
|History of analogue carriers and technology|
|Information on care and handling|
|Hands-on demonstrations of correct replay techniques|
Thursday 3 October 10.00 - 16.30
|Digital audio demystified|
|Overview of digital audio theory|
|Generic digital issues (including error correction and checksums)|
|History of digital audio sources|
|Practical information on extracting digital audio from different media|
|Collection level overviews|
|Compiling an inventory|
|Prioritization and selection|
|Out-source, or in-house? Working with service providers|
|Costs associated with managing digital collections|
Friday 4 October 10.00 - 15.00
|Working with audio files|
|Procedures for creating, working with, and safely storing audio files (including file naming, verification and technical metadata)|
|Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)||Archival principles for audiovisual material|
| An overview based on the core reference work
Safeguarding the audio heritage: ethics, principles and preservation strategy
|Final round-up and Q&A|
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I would like to book a place on the Preservation Advisory Centre 3-day course 'Understanding and preserving audio collections'
2-4 October 2013.
Training day fee (including refreshments and lunch):
£435.00 + VAT = £522.00
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Terms and conditions
You will be invoiced for the full amount on receipt of the registration form. Invoices must be paid within 30 days of the date of the invoice. All payments must be made in UK pounds sterling, without deduction of bank charges. Payment can be made by cheque, credit/debit card or by bank transfer. Cancellations will not be refunded. A substitute delegate is acceptable if notified to the Preservation Advisory Centre. This registration form constitutes a legally binding contract. In the unlikely event of the training day being cancelled the organisers will make a full refund of the training day fee received but disclaim any further liability.
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Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7612
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7796
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