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Monday, September 26
 

08:00 CDT

09:00 CDT

Opening
Speakers

Monday September 26, 2022 09:00 - 09:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

09:30 CDT

Opening Keynote. Archived Voices: Sounding Social and Cultural Membership in Popular Music
Archived Voices: Sounding Social and Cultural Membership in Popular Music
Thanks to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for their work in inviting Dr. Corona to give a keynote at IASA 2022.

Speakers
avatar for León F. García Corona

León F. García Corona

León F. García Corona is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His research focuses on the intersections between music, race, and social justice in Mexico, and among its diasporic communities in the United States. His scholarship... Read More →


Monday September 26, 2022 09:30 - 10:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

10:30 CDT

Refreshments
Monday September 26, 2022 10:30 - 11:00 CDT
TBA

11:00 CDT

Paper: Transatlantic Battlefront: Czech Comedians Fight Hitler in the Shortwave Trenches
The goal of this paper is to present the outcomes of the recent multi-step project supported by IASA Research Grant which intended to create an online database of scripts, recordings and other documents by John Werich and George Voskovec. These Czech comedians were pioneers of famous avant-garde performances in the Prague Liberated Theater, which encouraged defiance of Nazi aggression in second half of 1930s. The project is specifically based on research, archival evidence, and preservation of their wartime records, broadcast between 1941 and 1945 first by the BBC in London and later by the Office of War Information and the Voice of America. Some of these recordings survived and are housed in various cultural institutes in both the Czech Republic, Great Britain and the USA. Extensive international collaboration and networking is required to locate recordings in the U.S. archives and libraries, as well in private collections. This project continues to seek information relevant recorded sound resources in the Czech diaspora. By raising awareness in order to locate information, documents, and institutions, the project can build on existing research and retell an important but hidden part of shared international histories which underscore the enduring importance of radio.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Mejzr

Martin Mejzr

History and conservation of mechanical audio carriers, National Museum, Czech Republic


Monday September 26, 2022 11:00 - 11:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

11:00 CDT

11:00 CDT

Panel: The NDSA Levels of (Digital) Preservation
As more moving image archives become digital collections, the need to understand digital preservation practice is critical to IASA’s membership. The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) is a volunteer community of institutions that identify, discuss, and share challenges, and success for best practice for long term digital preservation. Establishing digital preservation workflows or performing a gap analysis of your current practices can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task. The NDSA Levels of Preservation grid, recently updated, was developed to guide organizations as they think through their current and planned digital preservation workflows and policies. It is not meant to be prescriptive, but rather a tool to help you understand your digital preservation activities and what else you may do, as appropriate, based on your goals for your audiovisual collections. This session will discuss what the tool is, how it can be helpful, how it can be used, introduce an assessment tool, and share the recent translations into 7 languages other than English. The session will be an open, interactive discussion about using the levels specifically for audiovisual collections. Karen Cariani and Linda Tadic, former and present NDSA Coordinating Committee members, will present the new revision, offer examples, and lead discussions to gather feedback. Linda Tadic will discuss how she has used the grid in trainings and teaching about digital preservation. Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz will moderate.

Moderators
avatar for Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Investigadora/ Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. PhD in Documentation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She coordinates the Ibero-American Network of Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA). She is Vice-President of the International... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Linda Tadic

Linda Tadic

Linda Tadic is Founder/CEO of Digital Bedrock, a managed digital preservation service that helps libraries, archives, museums, producers, studios, artists, and individuals preserve their digital content. She is also an adjunct professor in UCLA’s Moving Image Archive Studies program... Read More →
avatar for Karen Cariani

Karen Cariani

Executive Director GBH Archive, WGBH Educational Foundation
The WGBH Medial Library and Archive and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting have thousands of hours of audio-visual materials. I am interested in system to preserve this material, and make it as accessible as possible in a digital form/on-line, and using computational tools... Read More →


Monday September 26, 2022 11:00 - 12:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

11:30 CDT

Paper: Los documentos sonoros como fuente para el estudio del pasado reciente
Esta presentación se centra en el análisis de los documentos sonoros como fuentes para la investigación histórica a través del estudio del papel del casete en la comunicación política durante la transición de la dictadura a la democracia en Uruguay (1980-1985). Se trata de un estudio a través de una fuente escasamente explorada como el casete de audio, cuyas condiciones particulares permitieron que se expandiera su uso como “carta hablada”, una forma de oralidad mediada. El proyecto explora algunas de las múltiples posibilidades que en la actualidad brindan los archivos sonoros a los investigadores que se desempeñan en el área que vincula historia y comunicación. Estas perspectivas ponen en debate el valor de los archivos digitales como fuentes históricas, y plantea los desafíos que implica la disputa por el patrimonio cultural, las políticas públicas de rescate patrimonial, las prácticas de conservación, los protocolos para la salvaguarda y recuperación de esos objetos digitales. Abordar la digitalización de archivos sonoros en esta perspectiva, no solo permite la preservación y el acceso a nuevas fuentes históricas, sino que además brinda la posibilidad de difundir el contenido de estos archivos, generando nuevas instancias de reflexión en torno a la recuperación y salvaguarda de la herencia sonora. Abordar la digitalización de archivos sonoros en esta perspectiva, no solo permite la preservación y el acceso a nuevas fuentes históricas, sino que además brinda la posibilidad de difundir el contenido de estos archivos.
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Sound documents as a source for the study of the recent past
This presentation focuses on the analysis of sound documents as sources for historical research through the study of the role of the cassette in political communication during the transition from dictatorship to democracy in Uruguay (1980-1985). This is a study through a scarcely explored source such as the audio cassette, whose particular conditions allowed its use as a "spoken letter", a form of mediated orality, to expand. The project explores some of the multiple possibilities that sound archives currently offer to researchers working in the area that links history and communication. These perspectives debate the value of digital archives as historical sources, and raise the challenges involved in the dispute over cultural heritage, public policies for heritage rescue, preservation practices, and protocols for the safeguarding and recovery of these digital objects. Addressing the digitization of sound archives in this perspective, not only allows the preservation and access to new historical sources, but also offers the possibility of disseminating the content of these archives, generating new instances of reflection on the recovery and safeguarding of the sound heritage. Approaching the digitization of sound archives in this perspective, not only allows the preservation and access to new historical sources, but also offers the possibility of disseminating the content of these archives.

Speakers
JA

José Antonio Pereira Coitiño

Facultad de Información y Comunicación


Monday September 26, 2022 11:30 - 12:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

12:00 CDT

Paper: The Poetic Phonotheque: Connecting the international literary community in times of social distancing
Started in 2020 on International Poetry Day to bring poetry in the voice of their authors to an international community isolated by the pandemic, the archives of the Poetic Phonotheque now house over 300 multimedia poems from all over the world in various languages. In 2021, Kultivera in Sweden and Kulturhuset Islands Brygge join this project to house and feature the multilingual collection in Scandinavia, with a focus on climate, culture, and reconnecting our communities. Through the creation of a multimedia archive of contemporary voices from all over the world, the collection aims to document the current social, economic, environmental and personal concerns shared by the people in our communities, which echoe one another in spite of the large distances made larger through the distancing and restrictions connected to the pandemic. In order to provide a hybrid function, the collection is available online on a web database where people can both listen or add their files/voice to the collection, but it can also serve as a rotating exhibition to visit cities and reconnect us in person, through projections, screenings, installations, workshops and local collections of voices for the project. The sustainability of the project relies in the local archiving of files, publications of books in recycled paper only, and a series of bookmarks of poetry that, when returned to the soil, will allow for poetry to bloom. Learn more at: www.poeticphonotheque.com

Speakers
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Elizabeth Torres

private / Danish School of Performing Arts


Monday September 26, 2022 12:00 - 12:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

12:00 CDT

Paper: The selection of file formats for audio recordings according to the Italian guidelines on the formation, management and storage of digital records
The presentation aims at presenting the methodology proposed by the Italian agency for digital government who recently published the guidelines on the creation, management and preservation of digital records. These guidelines have become mandatory in Italy as of January 1, 2022. In particular, the presentation focuses on the criteria for the selection of file formats both for the creation and the preservation of audio recordings and will show the methodology used to evaluate a file format against these criteria. Basically it consists of a quantitative method based on the evaluation of some criteria related to file formats and the assignment of a score to each of them; the sum of these scores is the so-called “interoperability index” which is used to establish whether the file format is prone to obsolescence or not. The method is explained with examples that show its potential. Some suggestions for improvement and further developments are then discussed. These criteria are very important because the chance of preserving audio recordings (and obviously also other kinds of digital material) greatly depend on the selection of the proper file format when creating them. The proper choice of file format ensures a long life to the audio recording and minimizes the migration operations that will become necessary over time. Finally, a comparative analysis against other guidelines and recommendations regarding the selection of electronic formats for the creation and preservation of audio recordings will also be presented.

Speakers
SA

Stefano Allegrezza

University of Bologna (ITALY)


Monday September 26, 2022 12:00 - 12:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

12:00 CDT

12:30 CDT

Paper: Breaking open the secret archives: challenges of digitizing the audio and video tapes of the KGB of Latvian SSR
After Latvia regained independence in the 1990s the secret archives of the Committee for State Security of the Latvian SSR – the local KGB offices – could finally come to light. After years’ long discussion on how to best make available to public these sensitive documents, in 2018 the digitation process began with financing from the European Regional Development Fund. Along with the notorious card index of KGB agents and informers, the secret archives also included some video and audio tapes recorded by the KGB employees from 1970s to 1990. These recordings included investigation materials – interrogations with suspects and witnesses in cases ranging from contraband and profiteering to anti-Soviet agitation and spying. However, before the information could be accessed the archive employees had to crack the case of retrieving the content due to many technical issues with the materials, arising from their physical state of preservation and damages. In our presentation we will speak about the importance of digitizing and making accessible the KGB documents and how we managed to solve the challenges of their digitation in collaboration with film studio “Locomotive”.

Speakers
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Ieva Ozoliņa

Latvian State Archive of Audiovisual Documents


Monday September 26, 2022 12:30 - 13:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

12:30 CDT

Paper: El lugar de los archivos entre la sociedad y el Estado: el acervo afrodiasporico Spirito Santo
A principios de 2021, el investigador, músico y escritor Antonio do Spirito Santo se puso en contacto con el Archivo Nacional, principal institución archivística brasileña, para posibilitar la donación de su colección personal, acumulada en investigaciones de campo desde 1973. En ese año, Spirito Santo fundó el grupo musical Vissungo, y desde entonces ha iniciado una intensa investigación de campo, con grabaciones en cintas k7 de manifestaciones afrodiaspóricas, canciones de trabajo, además de entrevistas y fotografías en las zonas rurales del sudeste brasilero. Es una colección de relevancia para el debate nacional, no solo en musicología sino también para la dirección de los debates raciales en el país. También en 2021, hubo visita de funcionarios a casa de Spirito Santo, para verificar el estado de conservación de la colección y entrevista con el titular - a partir de eso, se abrió un proceso interno para donación. Sin embargo, cambios recientes en la legislación archivística han alterado el procedimiento de ingreso de colecciones personales en el Arquivo Nacional. Debatiremos los impactos de estos cambios para las iniciativas de grupos e individuos fuera de las esferas estatales que demandan la preservación y acceso público a sus colecciones. Contextualizaremos las iniciativas de debate de la diáspora negra al interior de esta institución, y presentaremos las frecuentes tensiones en la propia concepción de archivo, en que se contrapone una mirada más centrada en las estructuras oficiales del Estado con la mirada en producciones intelectuales de grupos e individuos más allá, o incluso en contra, del Estado. A partir de la comprensión del racismo estructural en el discurso de la técnica y metodología neutra, debatiremos el mandato del acervo.
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The place of archives between society and the State: the Spirito Santo Afrodiasporic Collection
In early 2021, researcher, musician and writer Antonio do Spirito Santo contacted the National Archive, Brazil's main archival institution, to make possible the donation of his personal collection, accumulated in field research since 1973. In that year, Spirito Santo founded the musical group Vissungo, and since then has initiated an intense field research, with recordings on k7 tapes of Afrodiasporic manifestations, work songs, as well as interviews and photographs in the rural areas of the Brazilian Southeast. It is a collection of relevance for the national debate, not only in musicology but also for the direction of racial debates in the country. Also in 2021, officials visited Spirito Santo to verify the state of conservation of the collection and interviewed the owner - after that, an internal process for donation was opened.
However, recent changes in the archival legislation have altered the procedure for bringing personal collections to the Arquivo Nacional. We will discuss the impacts of these changes on the initiatives of groups and individuals outside the state spheres who demand preservation and public access to their collections. We will contextualize the debate initiatives of the black diaspora within this institution, and present the frequent tensions in the very conception of the archive, in which a look more focused on the official structures of the State is contrasted with the look at intellectual productions of groups and individuals beyond, or even against, the State. From the understanding of structural racism in the discourse of neutral technique and methodology, we will discuss the mandate of the archive.

Speakers
avatar for Cadu Marconi

Cadu Marconi

Técnico em Assuntos Culturais (preservação e difusão de documentos sonoros), Arquivo Nacional
Sou historiador no Arquivo Nacional do Brasil. Músico amador nas horas vagas (violão, contrabaixo e viola caipira) e interessado em musicologia de maneira geral. Trabalho desde 2006 com preservação de documentos sonoros, difusão documental e educação em arquivos.Estou responsável... Read More →


Monday September 26, 2022 12:30 - 13:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

13:00 CDT

Lunch
Monday September 26, 2022 13:00 - 14:00 CDT
TBA

14:00 CDT

Paper: Speed and Configuration Changes: A Solution to a Preservation Catch-22
Audio preservation (digitization) requires creating a preservation master file that represents the original recording exactly “as-is” with regard to (1) playback speed, (2) track configuration, (3) direction and (4) duration. i.e. the preservation master file is intended to be a digital surrogate of the original recording. This means that the playback machines should be set-up, aligned and calibrated to each item; the audio should be digitized at a high resolution; and there can be no signal processing applied to the digitized preservation master file. However, some historic recordings do not maintain the same playback settings throughout the duration of the recording, which complicates the transfer process and the resulting audio file(s). Some current practices for dealing with setting changes include creating multiple master files for each item/side or creating a continuous transfer that contains the in-between “diagnosis time”. Neither of these approaches meet the requirements for a true digital surrogate and can lead to complications in the future.
This presentation will discuss a new method for creating a “Compiled Preservation Master File” when the original recording changes settings. In short, this involves capturing the item’s analog signal throughout one continuous digitization, then uses markers and zero-crossings to remove segments of the “rewind and diagnosis” time. The resulting file, which is accompanied with an automatically-generated AES-31-3 formatted Audio Decision List; the Digital Audio Workstation session file; and the Initial Transfer file, proves to meet all four criteria for preservation master files, while precisely documenting the necessary edit points.

Speakers
KF

Karl Fleck

Northeast Document Conservation Center


Monday September 26, 2022 14:00 - 14:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

14:00 CDT

Paper: Staying Alive
Staying Alive is an overview of how an independent, unfunded, self-styled music collection became the largest independent popular music archive in the world. After fits-and starts, wobbly partnerships with Columbia University, the Internet Archive, and the City of New York, ARC is now in a new permanent home, on the Astor Estate on the Hudson River in New York State, occupying historic buildings and building a new state of the art facility. Our journey since 1985 was ragged-but-right, not a part of the established academic world, but forged though a focus on the musicians and the music they created. Hints on how anyone can do it and why.

Speakers
RG

Robert George

ARChive of Contemporary Music


Monday September 26, 2022 14:00 - 14:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

14:00 CDT

14:00 CDT

Poster sessions
Featured conference posters:
  • Has the time come for DAT tapes to chemically breakdown? (Gabriele Franzoso)
    • DAT cassettes were used during the 90s as the preferred media for recording audio masters, but for a time also as archival carriers because they were considered reliable. Are recordings made on this medium to be considered safe nowadays? It would seem not! Something nasty begins to happen to the tape on this media. While processing a collection, we observed a chemical breakdown, which in this case was probably accelerated by bad conservation conditions, as the carriers in this collection were exposed to quite extreme variations in temperature and humidity. Emulsions and molds have caused, in several places, tape gluing. This forced us to find a way to recover the audio content. 
  • Anotación semántica del audiovisual con datos estructurados y organización del conocimiento en el entorno web colaborativo (Denise Gomes Silva Morais Cavalcante)
    • The research addresses semantic annotation with structured data and moving image indexing in the context of the semantic web. Audiovisual information is considered unstructured data because it does not have a predefined standard data model and requires treatment to be processed. Furthermore, audiovisual metadata for indexing moving images is mostly limited to descriptive metadata and often has little information about the concepts and themes represented in the image content.
  • Quitando el velo del tiempo: El procedimiento de restauración digital en la Fonoteca Nacional (Julio Delgado, Fernanda Olmedo, Luis García)
    • The natural process of deterioration of the materials from which the original carriers are made causes problems at the time of reproduction, to this is added the storage conditions of said media that leave their mark on each material. Each layer of deterioration weaves a veil that prevents the contemporary audience from having clear and direct access to the contents of each medium. At the Fonoteca Nacional, an interdisciplinary methodology is being developed whose fundamental axis is the documentary investigation of the context of the original recording in order to have firm foundations at the time of making the digital intervention.
  • Herramientas para una gestión integral de archivos digitales (David Antonio Flores Gómez)
    • Within the processes of conservation and administration of the sound documents of the Fonoteca Nacional, the management and input of native digital audio has been identified as a new activity that is fundamental for the control and administration within the preservation processes. This has been a challenge for the institution due to the characteristics of this type of file. This poster will show the characteristics and tools for the identification and analysis of metadata, as well as the steps to follow for good administration and control of new digital income.
  • WACZ: Web Archive Collection Zipped! (Lorena Ramírez-Lopez, Ilya Kreymer)
    • WACZ stands for Web Archive Collection Zipped, and is a new file format designed to make creating and hosting web archives quicker and easier. The traditional web archive, Web ARChive file (ISO 28500:2017), is an open-format that extends from the Internet Archive's ARC File Format (1996). A WARC format file specifies a method for combining multiple digital resources into an aggregate archival file together with related information.
  • MEMÓRICA. México haz memoria un espacio para el acceso abierto y difusión sustentable del patrimonio audiovisual y sonoro de México (Jo Ana Morfin, Álvaro Rodríguez Luévano)
    • This paper briefly describes the practices and strategies that have supported the project MEMÓRICA. MÉXICO MAZ MEMORIA; theoretical-practical approaches are emphasized for the realization of documentary processes, the construction of the network of collaborators and curatorial strategies. The repository has been dedicated to promoting the dissemination and universal, free and free access to digital sound and audiovisual resources that are part of the processes of historical, artistic and biocultural memory of the nation.
  • Inteligencia artificial y el acceso abierto, una puerta al universo de la información (Samuel Giraldo López, Juan Viveros Albornoz, Juan Bautista Velandia, Raul Rueda Blanco, Alejandro Ramirez Acosta)
    • The arrival of the Internet in our lives has brought important benefits, such as almost unlimited access to information. Is it possible to access all information via the Internet? The scientific community, through the initiative of open access to scientific information in repositories, has set the guidelines for the media to make digital content available to their audiences, as well as their reports, analysis and follow-up of its contents. RTVC-LABRIA, to facilitate its processes on information control management, has developed a system based on Artificial Intelligence, according to the guidelines recommended by UNESCO, with the purpose of universalizing knowledge through open access to information. This work presents the functionalities of the management of the contents generated by its programs, the processes of organization, cataloging and analysis of the spaces created by the entity.
  • El conocimiento de la historia de la grabación y los soportes sonoros para una mejor digitalización, catalogación y difusión del acervo de la Fonoteca (Guillermo Theo Hernández Villalobos)
    • The preservation of the sound memory of a country implies a deep knowledge of the sound media, since the sound must be protected in some physical medium. Knowledge of the history of these formats helps to place a specific type of sound, that of a cassette for example, in a specific historical and social context, which is highly relevant at the time of digitization and listening, since we will know precisely and with technical arguments what are the scope and limits of the sound we are looking for. Contextualizing a specific type of sound in a certain social and temporal moment is essential to improve our processes and work methods. The present work is the presentation of a manual/summary of the evolution of physics and technology that gave basis for the invention of recording and reproduction methods throughout history.

Speakers
SG

samuel giraldo

RTVC Sistema de medios públicos
DG

Denise Gomes Silva Morais Cavalcante

Universidade de São Paulo (USP)- PPGCI/ECA
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Julio Delgado

Fonoteca Nacional
GF

Gabriele Franzoso

Swiss National Sound Archive
DA

David Antonio Flores Gómez

Fonoteca Nacional de México
IK

Ilya Kreymer

webrecorder
avatar for Jo Ana Morfin

Jo Ana Morfin

TBM Conservator, Memórica. México haz Memoria
Jo Ana holds a degree in Cultural Heritage Restoration from the National School of Conservation (ENCRyM) in Mexico City. In 2008 she obtained her Master’s degree in Curating from Sunderland University in U.K. She is currently doing her PhD at Bristol University in U.K. Her research... Read More →
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Fernanda Olmedo

Investigadora Departamento de Restauración Digital de Audio, Fonoteca Nacional
Investigadora principal del Departamento de Restauración Digital de Audio de la Fonoteca Nacional de México
JB

Juan Bautista Velandia

RTVC Sistema de Medios Públicos
GT

Guillermo Theo Hernández Villalobos

Fonoteca Nacional de México


Monday September 26, 2022 14:00 - 15:00 CDT
Galería René Villanueva

14:30 CDT

Paper: Laboratorio sonoro digital: Sonosfera
Sonosfera (sonosfera.org.mx) es un laboratorio sonoro en el que el arte, la cultura y la tecnología interactúan mediante un mapa colaborativo que permite al público en general registrar paisajes sonoros (soundscape). En este espacio se pueden marcar las coordenadas exactas del espacio geográfico en el que se realiza la grabación, mediante una cartografía digital con ayuda de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC). El trabajo busca integrar aspectos sociales, ambientales, artísticos y culturales. De esta manera, cualquier persona interesada en revisar el mapa podrá activar los sonidos y tener un contexto del espacio geográfico en el que se hizo el registro. También buscamos difundir pequeñas cápsulas sonoras a través de las redes sociales desde el Facebook de @Laboratoriosonosfera. Este laboratorio sonoro digital fue parte de los resultados del Programa de Estímulo a la Creación y Desarrollo Artístico (PECDA - Jalisco 2021-2022), en la categoría de Investigación y Difusión del Patrimonio Cultural, en el que se propusieron talleres de paisaje sonoro para niñas, niños y adolescentes con el propósito de estimular la escucha atenta, con la intención de identificar el sonido de dos ciudades de los Altos de Jalisco: San Juan de los Lagos y Lagos de Moreno. Ciudades medias inmersas en un contexto entre lo urbano y lo rural. Por esta razón, ambas constituyen un espacio físico en el que el paisaje sonoro cambia constantemente; motivo por el que consideramos importante documentar el sonido de las ciudades que habitamos.
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Digital sound laboratory: Sonosfera
Sonosfera (sonosfera.org.mx) is a sound laboratory where art, culture and technology interact through a collaborative map that allows the general public to record soundscapes. In this space, the exact coordinates of the geographic space where the recording takes place can be marked through a digital cartography with the help of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The work seeks to integrate social, environmental, artistic and cultural aspects. In this way, anyone interested in reviewing the map will be able to activate the sounds and have a context of the geographic space in which the recording was made. We also seek to disseminate small sound capsules through social networks from the Facebook @Laboratoriosonosfera.

This digital sound laboratory was part of the results of the Stimulus Program for Artistic Creation and Development (PECDA - Jalisco 2021-2022), in the category of Research and Dissemination of Cultural Heritage, in which soundscape workshops were proposed for children and adolescents with the purpose of stimulating attentive listening, with the intention of identifying the sound of two cities in the Altos de Jalisco: San Juan de los Lagos and Lagos de Moreno. Medium-sized cities are immersed in a context between the urban and the rural. For this reason, both constitute a physical space in which the soundscape is constantly changing, which is why we consider it important to document the sound of the cities we inhabit.

Speakers
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Luz Alejandra Aguiñaga Torres

Universidad de Guadalajara


Monday September 26, 2022 14:30 - 15:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

14:30 CDT

Paper: Speed kills, Quality lives
Archives in the 21st century will change. Their traditional tasks of acquisition, inventory and cataloging, preservation, and access will remain, but the focus will shift. While all traditional tasks will remain as important as ever, the digital humanities are growing ever more interested in access to archive content, and archives are eager of making their collections digitally accessible as fast as possible. But is speed of digitization the main key factor? While speed is a clear goal, quality is the factor that makes digitized archive content really valuable for access. Not only transfer quality, but also descriptive quality, and content description is resource intensive. Archives in the 21st century are adding process management, digitization, digital distribution and preservation to their core skills and duties. Gustavo Trujillo, head of the digitization department of Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico and Silvester Stöger, product specialist at NOA Archive will present strategies for efficient high-quality processes for digitization and migration in the audio archive of Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico.

Speakers
avatar for Gustavo Trujillo

Gustavo Trujillo

Director de Tecnologías de la Información, Fonoteca Nacional México
Con más de 12 años de experiencia, he colaborado dentro del Sector Cultura en la Dirección General de la Fonoteca Nacional como director de Tecnologías de la Información y Sistemas de Audio Digital y administrador del Sistema de Gestión de Almacenamiento Masivo Digital y del... Read More →


Monday September 26, 2022 14:30 - 15:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

15:00 CDT

Paper: Propuesta de modelo de sistema de recomendación automática en un archivo sonoro digital para su aprovechamiento educativo
El valor de un archivo se centra en dar acceso a sus colecciones y se amplifica cuando este acceso es con fines educativos. Por eso, es fundamental que de manera recurrente los archivos sonoros creen estrategias que contribuyan a poner al alcance de la comunidad académica este patrimonio. Actualmente, las herramientas de inteligencia artificial son aliadas para lograr este objetivo. En esta ponencia se presenta la propuesta de un modelo de sistemas de recomendación automática para la búsqueda y la recuperación de la información de un archivo sonoro digital. Con ello, se da cuenta de la manera en la que algoritmos inteligentes pueden recomendar algunos documentos de sus colecciones tomando como base el perfil de los estudiantes, docentes e investigadores.
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Proposal of a model of an automatic recommendation system in a digital sound archive for educational use
The value of an archive is centered on providing access to its collections and is amplified when this access is for educational purposes. For this reason, it is essential that sound archives recurrently create strategies that contribute to make this heritage available to the academic community. Currently, artificial intelligence tools are allied to achieve this goal.
This paper presents the proposal of a model of automatic recommender systems for the search and retrieval of information from a digital sound archive. It shows how intelligent algorithms can recommend some documents from their collections based on the profile of students, teachers and researchers.

Speakers
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Georgina Sanabria Medina

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
She studied a degree in Communication Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has a master's degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in the area of Communication and Education. She did another master's degree in Educational Development from the National... Read More →


Monday September 26, 2022 15:00 - 15:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

15:00 CDT

Paper: The Life Cycles of Some Digital Storage Media Analyzed by Patent Deposits and Through the S-Curve
This work seeks to analyze the technological obsolescence of Compact Disk (CD), Digital Video Disk (DVD), flash memory and quantum memory through the data available in the base with patent information, Espacenet. This diagnosis was made through patent prospection, combined with the S-Curve method together with the RStudio software. Currently, with rapid technological obsolescence, many institutions do not know which technology to invest in to store their data with a focus on digital preservation. These decisions need to be based on unambiguous information. The information available in patents contains approximately 80% of the first disclosure of a given technology. It is the best indicator to observe new and obsolescent technologies. To carry out this study, a methodology was carried out to analyze patents of the analyzed media. The data allow us to evaluate the technological cycle of these media to estimate their obsolescence. The results were very close to reality, revealing an obsolescence for the CD and the DVD. For flash memory, the study indicated that obsolescence is near, which also foreshadows Moore's Law. About quantum memory, it was still incipient, but with a tendency to grow in the coming years. Finally, this work revealed the importance of interdisciplinarity in Archival Science with Intellectual Property, but specifically through patent documents, to observe the life cycle of digital technologies, focusing on digital preservation.

Speakers
PA

Paula Abrantes

Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro


Monday September 26, 2022 15:00 - 15:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

15:30 CDT

Refreshments
Monday September 26, 2022 15:30 - 16:00 CDT
TBA

16:00 CDT

Poster sessions
Featured conference posters:
  • Has the time come for DAT tapes to chemically breakdown? (Gabriele Franzoso)
    • DAT cassettes were used during the 90s as the preferred media for recording audio masters, but for a time also as archival carriers because they were considered reliable. Are recordings made on this medium to be considered safe nowadays? It would seem not! Something nasty begins to happen to the tape on this media. While processing a collection, we observed a chemical breakdown, which in this case was probably accelerated by bad conservation conditions, as the carriers in this collection were exposed to quite extreme variations in temperature and humidity. Emulsions and molds have caused, in several places, tape gluing. This forced us to find a way to recover the audio content. 
  • Anotación semántica del audiovisual con datos estructurados y organización del conocimiento en el entorno web colaborativo (Denise Gomes Silva Morais Cavalcante)
    • The research addresses semantic annotation with structured data and moving image indexing in the context of the semantic web. Audiovisual information is considered unstructured data because it does not have a predefined standard data model and requires treatment to be processed. Furthermore, audiovisual metadata for indexing moving images is mostly limited to descriptive metadata and often has little information about the concepts and themes represented in the image content.
  • Quitando el velo del tiempo: El procedimiento de restauración digital en la Fonoteca Nacional (Julio Delgado, Fernanda Olmedo, Luis García)
    • The natural process of deterioration of the materials from which the original carriers are made causes problems at the time of reproduction, to this is added the storage conditions of said media that leave their mark on each material. Each layer of deterioration weaves a veil that prevents the contemporary audience from having clear and direct access to the contents of each medium. At the Fonoteca Nacional, an interdisciplinary methodology is being developed whose fundamental axis is the documentary investigation of the context of the original recording in order to have firm foundations at the time of making the digital intervention.
  • Herramientas para una gestión integral de archivos digitales (David Antonio Flores Gómez)
    • Within the processes of conservation and administration of the sound documents of the Fonoteca Nacional, the management and input of native digital audio has been identified as a new activity that is fundamental for the control and administration within the preservation processes. This has been a challenge for the institution due to the characteristics of this type of file. This poster will show the characteristics and tools for the identification and analysis of metadata, as well as the steps to follow for good administration and control of new digital income.
  • WACZ: Web Archive Collection Zipped! (Lorena Ramírez-Lopez, Ilya Kreymer)
    • WACZ stands for Web Archive Collection Zipped, and is a new file format designed to make creating and hosting web archives quicker and easier. The traditional web archive, Web ARChive file (ISO 28500:2017), is an open-format that extends from the Internet Archive's ARC File Format (1996). A WARC format file specifies a method for combining multiple digital resources into an aggregate archival file together with related information.
  • MEMÓRICA. México haz memoria un espacio para el acceso abierto y difusión sustentable del patrimonio audiovisual y sonoro de México (Jo Ana Morfin, Álvaro Rodríguez Luévano)
    • This paper briefly describes the practices and strategies that have supported the project MEMÓRICA. MÉXICO MAZ MEMORIA; theoretical-practical approaches are emphasized for the realization of documentary processes, the construction of the network of collaborators and curatorial strategies. The repository has been dedicated to promoting the dissemination and universal, free and free access to digital sound and audiovisual resources that are part of the processes of historical, artistic and biocultural memory of the nation.
  • Inteligencia artificial y el acceso abierto, una puerta al universo de la información (Samuel Giraldo López, Juan Viveros Albornoz, Juan Bautista Velandia, Raul Rueda Blanco, Alejandro Ramirez Acosta)
    • The arrival of the Internet in our lives has brought important benefits, such as almost unlimited access to information. Is it possible to access all information via the Internet? The scientific community, through the initiative of open access to scientific information in repositories, has set the guidelines for the media to make digital content available to their audiences, as well as their reports, analysis and follow-up of its contents. RTVC-LABRIA, to facilitate its processes on information control management, has developed a system based on Artificial Intelligence, according to the guidelines recommended by UNESCO, with the purpose of universalizing knowledge through open access to information. This work presents the functionalities of the management of the contents generated by its programs, the processes of organization, cataloging and analysis of the spaces created by the entity.
  • El conocimiento de la historia de la grabación y los soportes sonoros para una mejor digitalización, catalogación y difusión del acervo de la Fonoteca (Guillermo Theo Hernández Villalobos)
    • The preservation of the sound memory of a country implies a deep knowledge of the sound media, since the sound must be protected in some physical medium. Knowledge of the history of these formats helps to place a specific type of sound, that of a cassette for example, in a specific historical and social context, which is highly relevant at the time of digitization and listening, since we will know precisely and with technical arguments what are the scope and limits of the sound we are looking for. Contextualizing a specific type of sound in a certain social and temporal moment is essential to improve our processes and work methods. The present work is the presentation of a manual/summary of the evolution of physics and technology that gave basis for the invention of recording and reproduction methods throughout history.

Speakers
SG

samuel giraldo

RTVC Sistema de medios públicos
avatar for Jo Ana Morfin

Jo Ana Morfin

TBM Conservator, Memórica. México haz Memoria
Jo Ana holds a degree in Cultural Heritage Restoration from the National School of Conservation (ENCRyM) in Mexico City. In 2008 she obtained her Master’s degree in Curating from Sunderland University in U.K. She is currently doing her PhD at Bristol University in U.K. Her research... Read More →
IK

Ilya Kreymer

webrecorder
JB

Juan Bautista Velandia

RTVC Sistema de Medios Públicos
avatar for Julio Delgado

Julio Delgado

Fonoteca Nacional
DA

David Antonio Flores Gómez

Fonoteca Nacional de México
GF

Gabriele Franzoso

Swiss National Sound Archive
DG

Denise Gomes Silva Morais Cavalcante

Universidade de São Paulo (USP)- PPGCI/ECA
GT

Guillermo Theo Hernández Villalobos

Fonoteca Nacional de México
FO

Fernanda Olmedo

Investigadora Departamento de Restauración Digital de Audio, Fonoteca Nacional
Investigadora principal del Departamento de Restauración Digital de Audio de la Fonoteca Nacional de México


Monday September 26, 2022 16:00 - 17:00 CDT
Galería René Villanueva

16:00 CDT

General Assembly: IASA members only
Monday September 26, 2022 16:00 - 18:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

19:00 CDT

 
Tuesday, September 27
 

08:00 CDT

09:00 CDT

Paper: ARCO. Archivo de la Cotidianidad Bogotá: el rol activo del archivista como hacedor de la memoria local
En el marco de la clase de Archivos de Imagen y Sonido, dictada para el programa de Archivística y Gestión de la Información Digital de la Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, iniciamos en el segundo semestre del 2021, el proyecto ARCO. Archivo de la Cotidianidad Bogotana. El proyecto busca crear e incentivar en los estudiantes la construcción de memoria local a través de la creación propia de archivos fotográficos y sonoros que den fe del quehacer de nuestra vida en la ciudad de Bogotá (Colombia). A través del proyecto, los estudiantes incorporan archivos, métodos y enfoques técnicos de la preservación digital orientada a la fotografía digital; grabaciones sonoras, la gestión de colecciones digitales y derechos de autor. Actualmente, el proyecto cuenta con más de 100 archivos digitales fotográficos y sonoros y cuenta con una versión beta disponible en el aplicativo Notion y está proyectado realizar la migración de estas colecciones a un sistema de gestión de colecciones digitales como Omeka, desde la cual, se garantice la adecuada administración y preservación digital de los archivos.
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ARCO. Archivo de la Cotidianidad Bogotá: the active role of the archivist as a maker of local memory
In the framework of the Image and Sound Archives class, taught for the Archival and Digital Information Management program at the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, we started in the second semester of 2021, the project ARCO. Archivo de la Cotidianidad Bogotana. The project seeks to create and encourage students to build local memory through the creation of their own photographic and sound archives that attest to the daily life in the city of Bogota (Colombia). Through the project, students incorporate archives, methods and technical approaches to digital preservation oriented to digital photography, sound recordings, digital collection management and copyright. Currently, the project has more than 100 digital photographic and sound archives and has a beta version available in the Notion application and is projected to migrate these collections to a digital collection management system such as Omeka, which will ensure the proper administration and digital preservation of the archives.

Speakers
avatar for Cristian Alejandro Chisaba Pereira

Cristian Alejandro Chisaba Pereira

Jefe Sección Biblioteca, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
Profesional en Ciencia de la Información - Bibliotecólogo de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Magíster en Tecnologías de la Información para el Negocio de la Universidad de los Andes, estudiante del Máster en Ciencias de la Información de la Universidad de Puerto Rico... Read More →


Tuesday September 27, 2022 09:00 - 09:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

09:00 CDT

Paper: Metadata schema and curatorial access for oral history content in South Africa
Metadata schema is becoming more crucial not only for keeping internal data, but also for allowing exchange, reuse, and access to content. However, metadata creation for oral history presents some challenges and thus affects accessibility of content. This study explores metadata classification schema for oral history content stored at the National Film, Video and Sound Archives in South Africa (NFVSA), with the view to propose a framework for ensuring access and retrievability. Qualitative data were collected through content analysis of standards, inventories of oral history outputs at the NFVSA, and augmented through interviews with purposively selected archivists charged with curation of audio-visual archives. Preliminary findings suggest that oral history content collected over years since the dawn of democracy in South Africa is inaccessible as it remains unclassified and uncatalogued. As a result, the collected outputs that are converted to audio-visual formats are stashed in boxes. Failure to transform this pattern will result in collected oral content that was supposed to be used for building inclusive archives by accommodating previously marginalised muted voices will be lost forever. It is recommended that the NFVSA should define metadata to ensure that oral history content is retrievable and accessible. This study proposes a metadata schema and curatorial access framework for oral history content in South Africa.

Speakers
MM

Matlala Mahlatji

University of South Africa


Tuesday September 27, 2022 09:00 - 09:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

09:00 CDT

Open meeting: Discography Committee
Tuesday September 27, 2022 09:00 - 10:00 CDT
Sala de usos múltiples

09:30 CDT

Paper: Metadatos, su importancia y uso en la gestión de documentos sonoros en formato Digital en la Fonoteca de Código CDMX, Radio Cultural en Línea
Código CDMX, Radio cultural en línea es una estación de radio por internet parte de la Secretaría de Cultura de la Ciudad de México, desde el 2008 produce programas de radio que tratan de los diversos temas y actividades culturales de la capital mexicana. La principal actividad de Código CDMX es la difusión; sin embargo, el área de Programación ha sido la encargada de administrar y supervisar la Fonoteca de Código CDMX, se ha preocupado por contar con colaboradores especializados en audio mismos que han ayudado a implementar herramientas tecnológicas y administrativas para la correcta administración de los audios digitales producidos y recibidos en la estación de radio. La ponencia tiene como objeto mostrar la importancia que tienen los metadatos en la administración de la Fonoteca así como dar ejemplos prácticos de las herramientas que tienen los editores de metadatos y de cómo estos ayudan en las actividades de Programación, Inventario y Pre-Catalogación de documentos sonoros.
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Metadata, its importance and use in the management of sound documents in Digital format in the Fonoteca de Código CDMX, Radio Cultural en Línea
Código CDMX, Radio cultural en línea is an internet radio station of the Secretaría de Cultura de la Ciudad de México, since 2008 it produces radio programs that deal with the diverse topics and cultural activities of the Mexican capital.
The main activity of Código CDMX is broadcasting; however, the Programming area has been in charge of managing and supervising the Fonoteca of Código CDMX, and has been concerned about having specialized audio collaborators who have helped to implement technological and administrative tools for the proper management of digital audio produced and received in the radio station.
The purpose of the presentation is to show the importance of metadata in the administration of the Fonoteca as well as to give practical examples of the tools that metadata editors have and how they help in the activities of Programming, Inventory and Pre-Cataloguing of sound documents. ​​​​

Speakers

Tuesday September 27, 2022 09:30 - 10:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

09:30 CDT

Paper: The education of sound preservation in Brazil: a first person experience
Brazil is a continental country with a solid tradition with sound and musical records. However, the impulse in creating sound recordings has not been followed by an equal level of interest in preserving them. At the same time, there are not opportunities for continuing education and professional development in sound preservation or audio engineering for archives. Based on a long experience in offering several courses in Brazil regarding sound and audiovisual preservation over the last 15 years, the speaker will address the main challenges related to education in the field, and at the same time reflect on possible medium-term solutions to alleviate this alarming deficiency.

Speakers
MB

Marco Buarque

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation


Tuesday September 27, 2022 09:30 - 10:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

10:00 CDT

Paper: Avances en materia de Preservación Digital en Radio Educación derivados de la pandemia por Covid 19
Los congresos y encuentros relacionados con la preservación de los acervos sonoros, han dejado en claro que se están viviendo tres años cruciales en materia de la migración de analógico a digital; que marcan al año 2025 como límite para este proceso. La pandemia por Covid 19 obligó a replantear la estrategia de digitalización y gestión del acervo que se conserva en la Fonoteca de Radio Educación; es por ello que, mediante la sistematización de estas prácticas se pretende documentar la experiencia acumulada en este periodo en el contexto de una emisora de radio cuyo acervo está en permanente crecimiento. Derivado del constante cambio tecnológico, se tiene un acervo conservado en diversos soportes como Cintas de Carrete Abierto, DATs, Discos Compactos, Discos Duros y archivos digitales que se ubican en el servidor de la emisora. Indudablemente la pandemia puso a prueba la labor del fonotecario y su capacidad para adaptarse al trabajo a distancia, para explorar las posibilidades del tratamiento de archivos digitales en sus diversos formatos de audio digital. A nivel fonoteca y como emisora se avanzó de manera importante en materia digital. Analizar todas estas circunstancias, permitirá generar conciencia del valor del acervo sonoro de esta emisora cultural de México, a la vez que derivará en el replanteamiento de nuevos retos y sobre todo posibilidades para migrar hacia un ecosistema digital que posicione a Radio Educación como un medio del siglo XXI.
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Digital Preservation Advances at Radio Educación resulting from the Covid 19 Pandemic
The congresses and meetings related to the preservation of sound collections have made it clear that we are living three crucial years in terms of migration from analog to digital, which mark the year 2025 as the limit for this process.
The Covid 19 pandemic forced us to rethink the strategy of digitization and management of the collection preserved in the Fonoteca de Radio Educación; that is why, through the systematization of these practices, we intend to document the experience accumulated in this period in the context of a radio station whose collection is constantly growing.
As a result of the constant technological change, the collection is preserved in various media such as Open Reel Tapes, DATs, Compact Discs, Hard Disks and digital files that are located on the station's server.
Undoubtedly, the pandemic tested the work of the phonographer and his ability to adapt to remote work, to explore the possibilities of digital file processing in its various digital audio formats. At the phonotheque level and as a broadcaster, significant progress was made in digital matters.
Analyzing all these circumstances, will generate awareness of the value of the sound archive of this cultural broadcaster of Mexico, while deriving in the rethinking of new challenges and especially possibilities to migrate to a digital ecosystem that positions Radio Educación as a medium of the 21st century.

Speakers
JR

Juan Ramírez Paulino

Radio Educación


Tuesday September 27, 2022 10:00 - 10:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

10:00 CDT

Paper: Documentation/Documentación: Making PBCore Accessible to Spanish-Language Users
In the constantly evolving field of digital preservation, documentation around best practices and global standards provides a crucial tool for institutions developing preservation workflows; it’s also vital for the cross-institutional exchanges, partnerships and projects that support and strengthen the field. However, language barriers severely limit the accessibility of this documentation. Additionally, when translation projects do occur, they often rely on volunteer labor, placing additional burdens on bilingual preservation professionals who hope to make documentation accessible beyond the hegemony of English as a global language. In this presentation, Rebecca Fraimow (project manager) and Lorena Ramírez-López (head of translation team) will discuss the NEH-funded translation of documentation around the PBCore cataloging standard into Spanish. Topics will include the process of writing translation funding into the grant, decision-making around direct translation versus re-creation of example documentation in different contexts, and the process of outreach and website development to ensure that Spanish-language users are able to access the documentation. The goal is to present the project as a potential model for continuation of similar work in the future and further open up possibilities for global exchange within the field.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Fraimow

Rebecca Fraimow

Archivist, GBH Archives
Rebecca Fraimow received an MA from New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program in 2013 and was part of NDSR-Boston's first cohort. She has since continued working at WGBH as the Digital Archives Manager, PBCore Project Lead, and Program Coordinator for the... Read More →


Tuesday September 27, 2022 10:00 - 10:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

10:30 CDT

Refreshments
Tuesday September 27, 2022 10:30 - 11:00 CDT
TBA

11:00 CDT

Paper: Open to highly restricted, and everything in between
In 2019, AVP and the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University Library (YUL) partnered to develop a significantly enhanced AV access solution for special collections: Aviary. Leading up to Aviary’s development, a Task Force at YUL worked to create a set of core requirements that any access system used by the library for digital AV collection access must adhere to. These included a need for highly flexible access controls, from the broadest to the most granular, for different types of patrons, to support a complex legacy of collection-based permissions at Yale. This presentation will focus on two units at YUL, with significantly different permissions requirements - the Fortunoff Video Archive and the Gilmore Music Library. It will consider how Aviary has been designed to support these different requirements, incorporating open access content through highly restricted content, and everything in between.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Tomecek

Christy Tomecek

Project Archivist, Yale University, Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Steering committee member of the Encoded Archival Standards Section. I work with description and metadata related to testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. I am also interested in access, outreach, and knitting.
avatar for Jonathan Manton

Jonathan Manton

Associate Director for Special Collections, Gilmore Music Library, Yale
Jonathan Manton is Associate Director for Special Collections at the Gilmore Music Library at Yale University. In this role he oversees Music Special Collections (including Historical Sound Recordings and Oral History of American Music) at Yale, including arrangement and description... Read More →


Tuesday September 27, 2022 11:00 - 11:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

11:00 CDT

Paper: We can’t afford NOT to be sustainable and efficient - The story of Portugal’s National Sound Archive process
In Portugal, a country that does not yet have a functional sound archive, in 2019 the Government decided to create an unit with the mission of setting up and establish the National Sound Archive. The team gathered all the technical information needed to set up the Archive and is monitoring its installation over the next few years. Starting almost from zero, the most elementary rules of common sense calls for the creation of an high level professional, sustainable and efficient archive.
Until recently, these three buzz-words seemed antagonic and a project with these three goals was a true “squaring of the circle”. With the digitization of physical sound carriers’ urge, the lack of systematic actions to safeguard that heritage, with climate change and the progressive decrease in the interval between cyclical economic and financial crises, the design of a sustainable and efficient structure, without compromising technical requirements, is crucial. This is what we have been planing and doing.
Now that the first phase of the assigned tasks came to a close, it is time to evaluate the progress and what better place to do so, than the annual meeting of the most qualified professionals, colleagues and friends, members of the IASA? With this paper I propose to present the team's activity during the last three years, its technical options, some relevant data on the national context of sound documental heritage and briefly the options, approved by the tutelage, that will constitute the basis of the future National Sound Archive.

Speakers
avatar for Pedro Félix

Pedro Félix

Coordinator, National Sound Archive - Installation team


Tuesday September 27, 2022 11:00 - 11:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

11:00 CDT

Technical Committee (closed)
Tuesday September 27, 2022 11:00 - 12:00 CDT
Sala de usos múltiples

11:00 CDT

Poster sessions
Featured conference posters:
  • Has the time come for DAT tapes to chemically breakdown? (Gabriele Franzoso)
    • DAT cassettes were used during the 90s as the preferred media for recording audio masters, but for a time also as archival carriers because they were considered reliable. Are recordings made on this medium to be considered safe nowadays? It would seem not! Something nasty begins to happen to the tape on this media. While processing a collection, we observed a chemical breakdown, which in this case was probably accelerated by bad conservation conditions, as the carriers in this collection were exposed to quite extreme variations in temperature and humidity. Emulsions and molds have caused, in several places, tape gluing. This forced us to find a way to recover the audio content. 
  • Anotación semántica del audiovisual con datos estructurados y organización del conocimiento en el entorno web colaborativo (Denise Gomes Silva Morais Cavalcante)
    • The research addresses semantic annotation with structured data and moving image indexing in the context of the semantic web. Audiovisual information is considered unstructured data because it does not have a predefined standard data model and requires treatment to be processed. Furthermore, audiovisual metadata for indexing moving images is mostly limited to descriptive metadata and often has little information about the concepts and themes represented in the image content.
  • Quitando el velo del tiempo: El procedimiento de restauración digital en la Fonoteca Nacional (Julio Delgado, Fernanda Olmedo, Luis García)
    • The natural process of deterioration of the materials from which the original carriers are made causes problems at the time of reproduction, to this is added the storage conditions of said media that leave their mark on each material. Each layer of deterioration weaves a veil that prevents the contemporary audience from having clear and direct access to the contents of each medium. At the Fonoteca Nacional, an interdisciplinary methodology is being developed whose fundamental axis is the documentary investigation of the context of the original recording in order to have firm foundations at the time of making the digital intervention.
  • Herramientas para una gestión integral de archivos digitales (David Antonio Flores Gómez)
    • Within the processes of conservation and administration of the sound documents of the Fonoteca Nacional, the management and input of native digital audio has been identified as a new activity that is fundamental for the control and administration within the preservation processes. This has been a challenge for the institution due to the characteristics of this type of file. This poster will show the characteristics and tools for the identification and analysis of metadata, as well as the steps to follow for good administration and control of new digital income.
  • WACZ: Web Archive Collection Zipped! (Lorena Ramírez-Lopez, Ilya Kreymer)
    • WACZ stands for Web Archive Collection Zipped, and is a new file format designed to make creating and hosting web archives quicker and easier. The traditional web archive, Web ARChive file (ISO 28500:2017), is an open-format that extends from the Internet Archive's ARC File Format (1996). A WARC format file specifies a method for combining multiple digital resources into an aggregate archival file together with related information.
  • MEMÓRICA. México haz memoria un espacio para el acceso abierto y difusión sustentable del patrimonio audiovisual y sonoro de México (Jo Ana Morfin, Álvaro Rodríguez Luévano)
    • This paper briefly describes the practices and strategies that have supported the project MEMÓRICA. MÉXICO MAZ MEMORIA; theoretical-practical approaches are emphasized for the realization of documentary processes, the construction of the network of collaborators and curatorial strategies. The repository has been dedicated to promoting the dissemination and universal, free and free access to digital sound and audiovisual resources that are part of the processes of historical, artistic and biocultural memory of the nation.
  • Inteligencia artificial y el acceso abierto, una puerta al universo de la información (Samuel Giraldo López, Juan Viveros Albornoz, Juan Bautista Velandia, Raul Rueda Blanco, Alejandro Ramirez Acosta)
    • The arrival of the Internet in our lives has brought important benefits, such as almost unlimited access to information. Is it possible to access all information via the Internet? The scientific community, through the initiative of open access to scientific information in repositories, has set the guidelines for the media to make digital content available to their audiences, as well as their reports, analysis and follow-up of its contents. RTVC-LABRIA, to facilitate its processes on information control management, has developed a system based on Artificial Intelligence, according to the guidelines recommended by UNESCO, with the purpose of universalizing knowledge through open access to information. This work presents the functionalities of the management of the contents generated by its programs, the processes of organization, cataloging and analysis of the spaces created by the entity.
  • El conocimiento de la historia de la grabación y los soportes sonoros para una mejor digitalización, catalogación y difusión del acervo de la Fonoteca (Guillermo Theo Hernández Villalobos)
    • The preservation of the sound memory of a country implies a deep knowledge of the sound media, since the sound must be protected in some physical medium. Knowledge of the history of these formats helps to place a specific type of sound, that of a cassette for example, in a specific historical and social context, which is highly relevant at the time of digitization and listening, since we will know precisely and with technical arguments what are the scope and limits of the sound we are looking for. Contextualizing a specific type of sound in a certain social and temporal moment is essential to improve our processes and work methods. The present work is the presentation of a manual/summary of the evolution of physics and technology that gave basis for the invention of recording and reproduction methods throughout history.

Speakers
SG

samuel giraldo

RTVC Sistema de medios públicos
DG

Denise Gomes Silva Morais Cavalcante

Universidade de São Paulo (USP)- PPGCI/ECA
avatar for Julio Delgado

Julio Delgado

Fonoteca Nacional
GF

Gabriele Franzoso

Swiss National Sound Archive
DA

David Antonio Flores Gómez

Fonoteca Nacional de México
IK

Ilya Kreymer

webrecorder
avatar for Jo Ana Morfin

Jo Ana Morfin

TBM Conservator, Memórica. México haz Memoria
Jo Ana holds a degree in Cultural Heritage Restoration from the National School of Conservation (ENCRyM) in Mexico City. In 2008 she obtained her Master’s degree in Curating from Sunderland University in U.K. She is currently doing her PhD at Bristol University in U.K. Her research... Read More →
FO

Fernanda Olmedo

Investigadora Departamento de Restauración Digital de Audio, Fonoteca Nacional
Investigadora principal del Departamento de Restauración Digital de Audio de la Fonoteca Nacional de México
JB

Juan Bautista Velandia

RTVC Sistema de Medios Públicos
GT

Guillermo Theo Hernández Villalobos

Fonoteca Nacional de México


Tuesday September 27, 2022 11:00 - 12:00 CDT
Galería René Villanueva

11:30 CDT

Paper: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Making More of UAF’s Oral History Collection Available for Patron Use
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Collection houses over 15,000 recordings. Thousands of these do not have Gift and Release Agreements and of the thousands of Agreements we do have, most were signed before the Internet and do not mention digital transfer or permission to place online. Over the past 10 years we have made a concerted effort to obtain up-to-date Gift and Release Agreements from narrators, or if deceased, their families, and License Agreements from organizations to place more of our material online. We have also worked with Indigenous communities with regard to culturally sensitive materials and have in place agreements of when and who can listen to this material and how. This presentation will discuss the best practices we have used and the successes we have had.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie McCartney

Leslie McCartney

Curator of Oral History, University of Alaska Fairbanks
For the last almost twenty years, Leslie McCartney has conducted and led oral history and other projects in the Canadian sub-arctic, Alaska, England and Ireland all of which involved the archiving of audio/visual recordings.


Tuesday September 27, 2022 11:30 - 12:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

11:30 CDT

Paper: “SURCOS”: Biblio-Discografía Española
En España nunca se ha abordado la creación de una biblio-discografía que sirva de referencia sobre la producción discográfica de nuestro país, a excepción de algunos proyectos regionales o sobre discografías históricas como Tinell (1980), BNE (1988) o el proyecto MATRIZ (https://www.aedom.org/matriz). Ahora, la Comisión de Sonoros de la Asociación Española de Documentación Musical se embarca en un nuevo proyecto, SURCOS, que en diferentes fases pretende recopilar todas las discografías de música, compositores o intérpretes españoles, publicadas dentro o fuera de nuestro territorio. Nuestra intención es presentar en la IASA los primeros resultados, reflexiones, propuestas de colaboración y proyectos futuros en torno a "SURCOS".
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"SURCOS": Spanish Biblio-Discography
Spain has never tackled the creation of a biblio-discography that serves as a reference for the discographic production of our country, with the exception of some regional projects or historical discographies such as Tinell (1980), BNE (1988) or the MATRIZ project (https://www.aedom.org/matriz).
Now, the Sonoros Commission of the Spanish Association of Musical Documentation is embarking on a new project, SURCOS, which in different phases aims to compile all the discographies of Spanish music, composers or performers, published inside or outside our territory.
Our intention is to present at IASA the first results, reflections, proposals for collaboration and future projects around "SURCOS".

Speakers
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Cristina Martí-Martínez

AEDOM, miembro de la Comisión de Sonoros de la Asociación Española de Documentación Musical y distintos miembros de distintas instituciones que si pertenecen a IASA


Tuesday September 27, 2022 11:30 - 12:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

12:00 CDT

Open meeting: Ambassador Committee
Tuesday September 27, 2022 12:00 - 13:00 CDT
Sala de usos múltiples

12:00 CDT

Panel: Coleccionismo amateur y circuitos underground como prácticas sociales de preservación sonora
Tomando como referencia las premisas centrales del libro Re-Collection. Art, New Media, and Social Memory, escrito por los preservacionistas Rinehart e Ippolito, este panel abordará posturas periféricas de coleccionismo, escucha, cuidado e intercambio, de dos melómanos/coleccionistas amateur, cuyas prácticas han propiciado formas sociales de preservación de una variedad de sonoridades que integran el paisaje sonoro nacional. Mientras en las instituciones tradicionales de resguardo de la memoria sonora, la difusión y circulación de materiales está limitada por los derechos de uso o autorales, la obsolescencia tecnológica y las lógicas tradicionales impuestas por la burocracia y la precariedad económica y normativa, los circuitos underground de coleccionismo han actuado como una constelación de pequeñas unidades para el estudio, preservación, difusión, cuidado, presentación e intercambio de materiales sonoros.
En México, estos circuitos, promueven formas de preservación clasificadas como sociales, es decir, redes de salvaguarda y cuidado basadas en prácticas populares de distribución, memoria, folclor, activismo digital, viajeros coleccionistas, “grupos de fans, conectados a través del internet, para colaborar” en la preservación y difusión de los materiales sonoros. Ejemplos claros, son ecosistemas de preservación y difusión alternativa como el mercado de la Lagunilla y el mercado de el Chopo. En este panel, estos dos “futuristas” como los llamaría Jon Ippolito, nos hablarán de su comprensión del patrimonio sonoro como algo vivo, activo, enfocado a su uso y difusión en el presente y futuro, y no solo como objetos que deben preservarse en archivos y museos.
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Amateur collecting and underground circuits as social practices of sound preservation
Drawing on the central premises of the book Re-Collection. Art, New Media, and Social Memory, written by preservationists Rinehart and Ippolito, this panel will address peripheral positions of collecting, listening, care and exchange of two amateur music lovers/collectors, whose practices have fostered social forms of preservation of a variety of sonorities that make up the national soundscape. While in the traditional institutions of sound memory safeguarding, the diffusion and circulation of materials is limited by the rights of use or authorship, the technological obsolescence and the traditional logics imposed by the bureaucracy and the economic and normative precariousness, the underground circuits of collecting have acted as a constellation of small units for the study, preservation, diffusion, care, presentation and exchange of sonorous materials.
 In Mexico, these circuits promote forms of preservation classified as social, that is to say, networks of safeguard and care based on popular practices of distribution, memory, folklore, digital activism, traveling collectors, "groups of fans, connected through the internet, to collaborate" in the preservation and diffusion of sound materials. Clear examples are alternative preservation and diffusion ecosystems such as the Lagunilla market and the Chopo market. In this panel, these two "futurists" as Jon Ippolito would call them, will talk about their understanding of sound heritage as something alive, active, focused on its use and dissemination in the present and future, and not only as objects to be preserved in archives and museums. 

Speakers
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Jo Ana Morfin

TBM Conservator, Memórica. México haz Memoria
Jo Ana holds a degree in Cultural Heritage Restoration from the National School of Conservation (ENCRyM) in Mexico City. In 2008 she obtained her Master’s degree in Curating from Sunderland University in U.K. She is currently doing her PhD at Bristol University in U.K. Her research... Read More →


Tuesday September 27, 2022 12:00 - 13:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

12:00 CDT

Panel: Preserving Kansas Public Media through Statewide Collaboration
In 2020, the Council on Library and Information Resources funded the Kansas Public Media Preservation Project, supporting the digitization, preservation, and public access of more than 2,000 hours of historic public television and radio programming created by a consortium of Kansas public television and radio stations including KMUW, KHCC, High Plains Public Radio, KPR, KRPS, Vietnamese Public Radio, Smoky Hills Public Television, and KPTS. At the time, this magnetic media collection was hidden, inaccessible and deteriorating on increasingly obsolete formats. Through this project, KMUW in Wichita has coordinated the inventory, cataloging, and digitization of tapes submitted by the stations. Collaboration with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting is ensuring that digital copies are preserved for posterity at the Library of Congress and made available online at americanarchive.org. Panelists Torin Andersen, Digital Archivist at KMUW, Miranda Villesvik, Senior Archivist at GBH/AAPB, and Rachel Curtis, Digital Conversion Specialist at Library of Congress will share insights on the project including organizing statewide digitization projects, getting buy-in from rural, often underresourced station partners, use of PBCore for metadata inventorying and cataloging, crowdsourcing transcription, overseeing remote interns, collaborative quality control, copyright review for online access, and community engagement. Karen Cariani, AAPB Project Director, will moderate.

Moderators
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Karen Cariani

Executive Director GBH Archive, WGBH Educational Foundation
The WGBH Medial Library and Archive and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting have thousands of hours of audio-visual materials. I am interested in system to preserve this material, and make it as accessible as possible in a digital form/on-line, and using computational tools... Read More →

Speakers
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Rachel Curtis

Digital Project Specialist, Library of Congress
Rachel Curtis is a Digital Project Specialist at the Library of Congress and serves as the Project Coordinator for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In this capacity, she manages the ingestion of preservation files and associated metadata into the Library’s archive, works... Read More →
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Torin Andersen

KMUW NPR member station, Wichita KS


Tuesday September 27, 2022 12:00 - 13:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

13:00 CDT

Lunch
Tuesday September 27, 2022 13:00 - 14:00 CDT
TBA

14:00 CDT

Paper: Sound as Method: Diversity Through the Digital in Archival Practice
Rather than creating allure and urgency with the supposed "novelty" and "emergence" of sound in the humanities, which reinforces the hegemony of the visual and allows colonialist rhetoric within the discipline to persist, scholars are increasingly recognizing that sound is not just an ephemeral object or event, but a method of framing history. Moving beyond textual representations of sound through devices such as sheet music, lyrics, and images, this paper explores the role of sound in performances, discourses, and practices of the past through an embodied and multisensory approach to archival theory and practice. More specifically, this project seeks to address how digital tools can contribute to a rigorous reconstruction of historical soundscapes to re-establish the relationship between forgotten structures and spaces, demonstrating how place and space affect performance and communication, and ultimately challenging the colonial and ideological underpinnings in sound archives. Through various examples of digital sound archival projects, this work examines how sound can be used as a method to situate a cultural and historical experience or context in an alternative way – that is more diverse and embodied for contemporary listeners. This elucidates the potential of the convergence of sound and digital methods in archival work to transform silent, visual, text-based cultures of communication into rich, multisensory experiences that are more inclusive of diverse knowledges and faculties.

Speakers
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Emily Collins

PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Arts, York University


Tuesday September 27, 2022 14:00 - 14:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

14:00 CDT

14:00 CDT

Panel: Rogues, Pirates, and Contrabandists: Incursions into Cultural Memory
With the advent of the internet, the protocols and regulations inherent to classical archival institutions have been challenged by many online communities. These community-based archival practices typically override copyright restrictions in order to provide access to marginalized cultural genres and content that cannot be contained in traditional archival institutions by offering the possibility of constant availability and a decreased level of mediated access. This panel will examine several autonomous online and historical communities and map out the ways in which their counter-archival practices differ from the established forms of memory institutions. The first paper examines Japanese anime and manga fanfic platforms and the methods that fans use to engage in rogue archival practices such as the translation, categorization, and distribution of media. The second one aims to historicize the contemporary practices of piracy such as ripping, sampling, duplicating, and file-sharing in the context of the underground peer-to-peer network called samizdat in the post-war Eastern Bloc. The third paper looks at an online piracy group called KaraGarga and maps out the technological infrastructure and the protocols by which it functions as a counter-archive.
Moderator: Resat Fuat Cam (Postdoc Fellow at Queen's University) ; Experts: Michelle O'Halloran (Phd Student at Queen's University), Brandon Hocura (Phd Student at Queen's University)


Tuesday September 27, 2022 14:00 - 15:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

14:00 CDT

Poster sessions
Featured conference posters:
  • Has the time come for DAT tapes to chemically breakdown? (Gabriele Franzoso)
    • DAT cassettes were used during the 90s as the preferred media for recording audio masters, but for a time also as archival carriers because they were considered reliable. Are recordings made on this medium to be considered safe nowadays? It would seem not! Something nasty begins to happen to the tape on this media. While processing a collection, we observed a chemical breakdown, which in this case was probably accelerated by bad conservation conditions, as the carriers in this collection were exposed to quite extreme variations in temperature and humidity. Emulsions and molds have caused, in several places, tape gluing. This forced us to find a way to recover the audio content. 
  • Anotación semántica del audiovisual con datos estructurados y organización del conocimiento en el entorno web colaborativo (Denise Gomes Silva Morais Cavalcante)
    • The research addresses semantic annotation with structured data and moving image indexing in the context of the semantic web. Audiovisual information is considered unstructured data because it does not have a predefined standard data model and requires treatment to be processed. Furthermore, audiovisual metadata for indexing moving images is mostly limited to descriptive metadata and often has little information about the concepts and themes represented in the image content.
  • Quitando el velo del tiempo: El procedimiento de restauración digital en la Fonoteca Nacional (Julio Delgado, Fernanda Olmedo, Luis García)
    • The natural process of deterioration of the materials from which the original carriers are made causes problems at the time of reproduction, to this is added the storage conditions of said media that leave their mark on each material. Each layer of deterioration weaves a veil that prevents the contemporary audience from having clear and direct access to the contents of each medium. At the Fonoteca Nacional, an interdisciplinary methodology is being developed whose fundamental axis is the documentary investigation of the context of the original recording in order to have firm foundations at the time of making the digital intervention.
  • Herramientas para una gestión integral de archivos digitales (David Antonio Flores Gómez)
    • Within the processes of conservation and administration of the sound documents of the Fonoteca Nacional, the management and input of native digital audio has been identified as a new activity that is fundamental for the control and administration within the preservation processes. This has been a challenge for the institution due to the characteristics of this type of file. This poster will show the characteristics and tools for the identification and analysis of metadata, as well as the steps to follow for good administration and control of new digital income.
  • WACZ: Web Archive Collection Zipped! (Lorena Ramírez-Lopez, Ilya Kreymer)
    • WACZ stands for Web Archive Collection Zipped, and is a new file format designed to make creating and hosting web archives quicker and easier. The traditional web archive, Web ARChive file (ISO 28500:2017), is an open-format that extends from the Internet Archive's ARC File Format (1996). A WARC format file specifies a method for combining multiple digital resources into an aggregate archival file together with related information.
  • MEMÓRICA. México haz memoria un espacio para el acceso abierto y difusión sustentable del patrimonio audiovisual y sonoro de México (Jo Ana Morfin, Álvaro Rodríguez Luévano)
    • This paper briefly describes the practices and strategies that have supported the project MEMÓRICA. MÉXICO MAZ MEMORIA; theoretical-practical approaches are emphasized for the realization of documentary processes, the construction of the network of collaborators and curatorial strategies. The repository has been dedicated to promoting the dissemination and universal, free and free access to digital sound and audiovisual resources that are part of the processes of historical, artistic and biocultural memory of the nation.
  • Inteligencia artificial y el acceso abierto, una puerta al universo de la información (Samuel Giraldo López, Juan Viveros Albornoz, Juan Bautista Velandia, Raul Rueda Blanco, Alejandro Ramirez Acosta)
    • The arrival of the Internet in our lives has brought important benefits, such as almost unlimited access to information. Is it possible to access all information via the Internet? The scientific community, through the initiative of open access to scientific information in repositories, has set the guidelines for the media to make digital content available to their audiences, as well as their reports, analysis and follow-up of its contents. RTVC-LABRIA, to facilitate its processes on information control management, has developed a system based on Artificial Intelligence, according to the guidelines recommended by UNESCO, with the purpose of universalizing knowledge through open access to information. This work presents the functionalities of the management of the contents generated by its programs, the processes of organization, cataloging and analysis of the spaces created by the entity.
  • El conocimiento de la historia de la grabación y los soportes sonoros para una mejor digitalización, catalogación y difusión del acervo de la Fonoteca (Guillermo Theo Hernández Villalobos)
    • The preservation of the sound memory of a country implies a deep knowledge of the sound media, since the sound must be protected in some physical medium. Knowledge of the history of these formats helps to place a specific type of sound, that of a cassette for example, in a specific historical and social context, which is highly relevant at the time of digitization and listening, since we will know precisely and with technical arguments what are the scope and limits of the sound we are looking for. Contextualizing a specific type of sound in a certain social and temporal moment is essential to improve our processes and work methods. The present work is the presentation of a manual/summary of the evolution of physics and technology that gave basis for the invention of recording and reproduction methods throughout history.

Speakers
SG

samuel giraldo

RTVC Sistema de medios públicos
DG

Denise Gomes Silva Morais Cavalcante

Universidade de São Paulo (USP)- PPGCI/ECA
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Julio Delgado

Fonoteca Nacional
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Gabriele Franzoso

Swiss National Sound Archive
DA

David Antonio Flores Gómez

Fonoteca Nacional de México
IK

Ilya Kreymer

webrecorder
avatar for Jo Ana Morfin

Jo Ana Morfin

TBM Conservator, Memórica. México haz Memoria
Jo Ana holds a degree in Cultural Heritage Restoration from the National School of Conservation (ENCRyM) in Mexico City. In 2008 she obtained her Master’s degree in Curating from Sunderland University in U.K. She is currently doing her PhD at Bristol University in U.K. Her research... Read More →
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Fernanda Olmedo

Investigadora Departamento de Restauración Digital de Audio, Fonoteca Nacional
Investigadora principal del Departamento de Restauración Digital de Audio de la Fonoteca Nacional de México
JB

Juan Bautista Velandia

RTVC Sistema de Medios Públicos
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Guillermo Theo Hernández Villalobos

Fonoteca Nacional de México


Tuesday September 27, 2022 14:00 - 15:00 CDT
Galería René Villanueva

14:30 CDT

Paper: The New Mexico Public Media (NMPM) Digitization Project
The New Mexico Public Media (NMPM) Digitization Project is a statewide collaboration that has digitized, preserved, and provides access via the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) the collections of leading public media stations in New Mexico. The NMPM collection consists of programming produced between 1970 and 2018 chronicling New Mexico’s political, social, cultural and artistic life by five NMPM radio and television broadcasters: New Mexico PBS; KRWG in southwestern New Mexico; KENW in eastern New Mexico; KUNM at the University of New Mexico, and KANW in Albuquerque. NMPM stations have created substantive, original programming representing diverse communities that are underrepresented, under-resourced and oftentimes marginalized. This project is an example of a statewide collaboration between multiple station partners that increases the scale of the digitization project, and decreases the digitization cost per item. The collaboration with American Archive of Public Broadcasting will ensure that digital copies are preserved for posterity and made available in a central location for New Mexicans and the broader American public to access for research, educational and informational purposes. In addition, the project will launch an on-line exhibit with 4 sections highlighting materials in the collection - Reclaiming Histories, Challenging Preconceptions, Revealing Forgotten Faces, Navigating Racism. The presentation will discuss the collaboration, how the work of a major digitization project continued over a pandemic, present the exhibits and special collection created to highlight materials in the collection, and discuss the rights considerations to make as much of the collection as available as possible through the AAPB.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Davis Kaufman

Casey Davis Kaufman

Associate Director, WGBH Educational Foundation
Casey Davis Kaufman (she/they) is Associate Director of the GBH Archives & Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.
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Karen Cariani

Executive Director GBH Archive, WGBH Educational Foundation
The WGBH Medial Library and Archive and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting have thousands of hours of audio-visual materials. I am interested in system to preserve this material, and make it as accessible as possible in a digital form/on-line, and using computational tools... Read More →


Tuesday September 27, 2022 14:30 - 15:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

15:00 CDT

Paper: La Digitalizadora de la Memoria Colectiva
La memoria audiovisual registrada en soportes fílmicos y magnéticos por los colectivos sociales en el último tercio del siglo XX corre el riesgo de desaparecer. Queremos preservar esa perspectiva de la Historia. Para ello, proponemos crear una red dinamizada por profesionales audiovisuales, de archivo y participación ciudadana que conecte a dos agentes complementarios: colectivos sociales y particulares propietarios de audiovisuales e instituciones culturales de custodia de documentos. Un colectivo sin ánimo de lucro que quiere contribuir de forma participativa a conservar la memoria audiovisual de los movimientos sociales y reconocer la Memoria Colectiva como parte de una perspectiva plural de la Historia. Juntos queremos: localizar audiovisuales de movimientos sociales como el vecinal, ecologista, pacifista, feminista...; digitalizar las obras con máxima calidad; describir cada audiovisual según criterios de la profesión archivística; enriquecer incorporando los testimonios y referencias de los protagonistas; difundir, publicándolos en una web bajo licencias abiertas para su uso artístico, educativo y académico; y conservar, firmando convenios con instituciones para preservar los originales y copias digitales. https://ladigitalizadora.org/
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The Digitizer of Collective Memory
The audiovisual memory recorded on film and magnetic media by social collectives in the last third of the 20th century is in danger of disappearing. We want to preserve this perspective of history. To this end, we propose the creation of a dynamic network of audiovisual, archive and citizen participation professionals that connects two complementary agents: social collectives and individuals who own audiovisuals and cultural institutions that keep documents. A non-profit collective that wants to contribute in a participatory way to preserve the audiovisual memory of social movements and to recognize the Collective Memory as part of a plural perspective of History. Together we want to: locate audiovisuals of social movements such as neighborhood, environmental, pacifist, feminist...; digitize the works with the highest quality; describe each audiovisual according to criteria of the archival profession; enrich by incorporating the testimonies and references of the protagonists; disseminate, publishing them on a website under open licenses for artistic, educational and academic use; and conserve, signing agreements with institutions to preserve the originals and digital copies. https://ladigitalizadora.org/

Speakers
avatar for José Velázquez

José Velázquez

Documentarian, La Digitalizadora de la Memoria Colectiva
José Velázquez has been involved in and around the world of digital video acquisition, compression and delivery since its coming of age in the early 90s. Trained at the BBC in broadcast operations and TV production, he also holds an MA in Documentary Research for Film and TV. Since... Read More →
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Isabel Medrano Corrales

Archivist, La Digitalizadora de la Memoria Colectiva
Isabel Medrano Corrales, archivist, academic, and vice-president of the Asociación de Archiveros de Andalucía (https://www.archiverosdeandalucia.org/). Isabel has directed the Central Archive of the Public Works Agency of the Junta de Andalucía since 1998. Isabel is also a member... Read More →


Tuesday September 27, 2022 15:00 - 15:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

15:00 CDT

Paper: Los archivos de radio y televisión como testigos de las manifestaciones culturales de una nación
La ponencia ofrece una panorámica desde el caso particular de la televisión y la radio públicas en Cuba, pioneras de la región latinoamericana, sobre como en sus archivos existe el testamento sonoro y audiovisual para continuar legitimando las manifestaciones culturales de la sociedad, a pesar de los cambios generacionales, sociológicos, tecnológicos y mediáticos. Principalmente las experiencias de declaratoria de manifestaciones culturales y obras intangibles como patrimonio o colecciones de alto valor cultural, encuentran en nuestros medios de comunicación, un aval único que acompaña al discurso social y popular, tanto desde los contenidos de los soportes analógicos como desde las nuevas creaciones digitales y multimediales. Tres ejemplos: el béisbol, el son y la cocina criolla, son las manifestaciones que servirán para argumentar la tesis que propone la exposición.
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Radio and television archives as witnesses to a nation's cultural manifestations
The paper offers an overview from the particular case of public television and radio in Cuba, pioneers in the Latin American region, on how in their archives there is a sound and audiovisual testament to continue legitimizing the cultural manifestations of society, despite generational, sociological, technological and media changes. Mainly the experiences of declaration of cultural manifestations and intangible works as heritage or collections of high cultural value, find in our media, a unique endorsement that accompanies the social and popular discourse, both from the contents of the analogical supports and from the new digital and multimedia creations. Three examples: baseball, son and Creole cuisine, are the manifestations that will serve to argue the thesis proposed by the exhibition.

Speakers
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Wency Hojas

Instituto Cubano de Radio y Televisión


Tuesday September 27, 2022 15:00 - 15:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

15:30 CDT

Refreshments
Tuesday September 27, 2022 15:30 - 16:00 CDT
TBA

16:00 CDT

16:00 CDT

Panel: Gerencia digital en los archivos sonoros y audiovisuales en el Caribe: el caso de Puerto Rico
En este panel se describen y examinan prácticas en la gerencia digital de archivos y colecciones sonoras y audiovisuales en Puerto Rico orientadas a enfrentar desafíos impuestos por el cambio climático y la crisis económica para asegurar su sustentabilidad. Se discutirán temas tales como: metadatos y la curaduría como proceso para el acceso; gestión de contenidos digitales; equidad y ética en los archivos, y archivos sostenibles. Participan la Dra. Nadjah Rios-Villarini, con su ponencia "Colección Andrés Nieves- Archivo Histórico de Vieques y las redes de apoyo mutuo"; la Prof. Mila Aponte-González con su ponencia "Potenciando el acceso a 1,2,3…probando, y sus diálogos radiales de gestión cultural: Notas para un (co)laboratorio de archivística digital"; y la Prof. Valeria Fernández-González con su ponencia " El Archivo de Respuestas a Emergencias de Puerto Rico: memorias de resiliencia y objetos sonoros y audiovisuales". El panel será moderado por la Dra. Mirerza González-Vélez.
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Digital management of sound and audiovisual archives in the Caribbean: the case of Puerto Rico
This panel describes and examines practices in the digital management of archives and sound and audiovisual collections in Puerto Rico oriented to face challenges imposed by climate change and the economic crisis to ensure their sustainability. Topics such as: metadata and curation as a process for access; digital content management; equity and ethics in archives; and sustainable archives will be discussed. Participants include Dr. Nadjah Rios-Villarini, with her paper "Andrés Nieves Collection - Vieques Historical Archive and mutual support networks"; Prof. Mila Aponte-González with her paper "Empowering access to 1,2,3...probando, and its cultural management radio dialogues: Notes for a digital archival (co)laboratory"; and Prof. Valeria Fernández-González with her paper "The digital archival (co)laboratory"; and Prof. Valeria Fernández-González with her paper "The digital archival (co)laboratory". Valeria Fernández-González with her paper "The Puerto Rico Emergency Response Archive: memories of resilience and sound and audiovisual objects". The panel will be moderated by Dr. Mirerza González-Vélez.

Moderators
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Mirerza Gonzalez Velez

Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Rio Piedras

Speakers

Tuesday September 27, 2022 16:00 - 17:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

16:00 CDT

Panel: Preservación de acervos sonoros en radios indígenas y comunitarias
Las radios indígenas y comunitarias cumplen una importante función de apoyo y voz de sus comunidades. Atienden a la población más desprotegida y vulnerable del país, pueblos originarios, campesinos y población migrante de sus regiones. Estas radios resguardan la memoria sonora de muchas comunidades. En sus acervos se encuentran grabaciones de campo realizadas en localidades de su cobertura; música indígena, tradicional o de las regiones y popular; música para niños, noticiarios y entrevistas sobre su cultura y problemas sociales principalmente. Su situación es precaria en la mayoría de los casos, necesitan recursos económicos y humanos para poder conservar, preservar y difundir el patrimonio que resguardan, así como de tecnología para digitalizar y resguardar lo digitalizado. Sin embargo, algunas de estas radios están en la búsqueda de alternativas para proteger y preservar sus acervos, entre otras cosas, para volver a transmitirlos, recuperando con ello la memoria sonora de las comunidades de su cobertura. En este panel escucharemos de viva voz la experiencia de las dos radiodifusoras comunitarias más antiguas en México y de una radio indígena del Sistema de Radiodifusoras Culturales del Instituto Nacional de Pueblos Indígenas.
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Preservation of sound archives in indigenous and community radio stations
Indigenous and community radio stations play an important role in supporting and giving voice to their communities. They serve the most unprotected and vulnerable population of the country, native peoples, peasants and migrant population of their regions. These radios safeguard the sound memory of many communities.
Their collections include field recordings made in the localities they cover; indigenous, traditional or regional and popular music; music for children, newscasts and interviews on their culture and social problems, mainly.
Their situation is precarious in most cases, they need economic and human resources to be able to conserve, preserve and disseminate the heritage they safeguard, as well as technology to digitize and safeguard the digitized material.
 However, some of these radios are in search of alternatives to protect and preserve their collections, among other things, to rebroadcast them, thus recovering the sound memory of the communities they cover. In this panel we will hear the experience of the two oldest community radio stations in Mexico and of an indigenous radio station of the Sistema de Radiodifusoras Culturales del Instituto Nacional de Pueblos Indígenas (Cultural Radio Broadcasting System of the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples).


Tuesday September 27, 2022 16:00 - 17:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

17:00 CDT

Paper: Archive-Centric Production and Broadcasting in Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS)
Slovak Radio, the largest, public radio broadcaster in Slovakia, has begun its very successful digitization project in 2009, long before it was merged with Slovak Television, Slovakia’s public television broadcaster. Their successor, Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) did not only continue the project, but successfully adopted the same technology to kick-start the same process in television, film and audio/video restoration as well. Thanks to the choice of the right tools and the right partners, great timing and clear targets, most of the legacy archive of RTVS is now digitized. And so, naturally, the focus and priorities of the archivists quickly shifted towards the chaos of the ‘now’.
Being the largest media house in Slovakia, RTVS produces more than 600 TB of new original content each year, all of which quickly finds its way into the digital archive. But archiving is not a one-way street anymore, and media content nowadays needs to be created, distributed and consumed 24/7/365. To cope with the ever-growing demands of the unstoppable production and distribution machinery, RTVS has set up a very flexible and efficient archive-centric production model, facilitated and supported by dozens of fully automated smart workflows, pushing their future-proof, open Archive Asset Management system to the limit. Roman Skřivánek, current CTO or RTVS, and Vladimír Hübner, former CTO of RTVS and now product specialist at NOA Archive, will share their experience and strategies for efficient high-quality and high-volume archiving in the modern world of broadcasting.

Speakers
RS

Roman Skřivánek

Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS)


Tuesday September 27, 2022 17:00 - 17:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

17:00 CDT

Paper: Mind Your Disc! - Research on retrieving and archiving audio information stored in obsolete media format MiniDisc
This is research about managing and preserving born-digital audio information stored in non-archival-purposed physical disc media. Archiving and preserving born-digital media formats have been a big challenge to archivists. MiniDisc (MD) – a once world-wide popular but already obsolete born-digital optical media format - brings no less perplexities. MiniDisc media and MiniDisc recorder-players were launched by Sony in 1992. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, MiniDisc became a popular audio information storage media among consumer and professional markets, including many archival and cultural institutions (e.g. The British Library, Smithsonian Institution). However, Sony discontinued manufacturing and providing support to MiniDisc in 2013. Due to MiniDisc’s relatively short life in the market, highly proprietary nature and heavy hardware and software dependencies, systematic research on its technical mechanism and best practices documentation of its content retrieval and archiving workflows are in scarcity. This raises a pressing alarm to cultural institutions and audiovisual (AV) archivists. How can we re-discover, retrieve and better preserve the audio heritage stored in MiniDisc This research will first examine the historical and technical development of MiniDisc. It then, based on interviews with media professionals and archivists from different cultural institutions, discusses previous usage and current preservation workflows of handling MiniDisc archives. Following this, the last part of the research will explore and demonstrate different methods of retrieving and archiving MiniDisc contents based on lab experiments conducted under analog and digital contexts. Different models of MiniDisc players, proprietary software and open-source Python code-based tools will be displayed. Advantages and drawbacks of different approaches will be also be discussed.

Speakers
KW

Klavier Wong

Grad Student, Taiwan National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University


Tuesday September 27, 2022 17:00 - 17:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

17:00 CDT

17:30 CDT

Paper: Bayer-Filter Sensors and Beyond
This presentation delves into several aspects of the physics and mathematics of mosaic colour filters and raw data, which have a huge importance in both sensor design and video codec design. These aspects should also be considered in digital preservation and archiving. Additionally this would allow us to better document the digitisation process and to increase the reversibility that restorers require.

Speakers
avatar for Reto Kromer

Reto Kromer

founder, AV Preservation by reto.ch
Having graduated in both mathematics and computer science, Reto Kromer became involved in audio-visual conservation and restoration thirty-six years ago. He has been running his own preservation company, AV Preservation by reto.ch, and also lecturing at the Bern University of Applied... Read More →


Tuesday September 27, 2022 17:30 - 18:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

17:30 CDT

Panel: Repatriación y salvaguarda de grabaciones sonoras de los pueblos originarios. Colaboración entre Alemania y México en “Voces de Mesoamérica"
Los incunables sonoros, es decir, muchas de las primeras grabaciones de las voces de los pueblos indígenas de México fueron realizadas por investigadores europeos y americanos. La mayoría de éstas se preservan en archivos del extranjero. Proponer la repatriación de este tipo de patrimonio había sido imposible de considerar porque implica considerar que los archivos que reciben las grabaciones deben contar con la infraestructura, esclarecer los derechos de autor (tanto del hablante como del investigador) y garantizar la preservación a largo plazo. Si bien esta posibilidad está denegada en el ámbito analógico, en el digital tiene una amplia gama de alternativas. El panel analizará y discutirá las implicaciones que tiene la repatriación de grabaciones sonoras de pueblos indígenas de México preservadas en archivos alemanes. Se presentará la colaboración entre el proyecto Voces de Mesoamérica que dirige el investigador alemán Harry Thomas y el archivo digital multimedios de los pueblos originarios de México a cargo de la UNAM.
Entre otras, se formularán las siguientes preguntas: ¿Qué es la repatriación de grabaciones sonoras de pueblos indígenas? ¿Cómo se debe preservar una copia digital de grabaciones de campo que se hicieron desde el siglo pasado? ¿Cómo y quiénes deben determinar el acceso a este material sonoro? ¿Cómo se deben incluir a los propios pueblos originarios en la preservación de este material sonoro? ¿Las grabaciones de los pueblos originarios deben tener acceso abierto o restringido? ¿Cuáles son los posibles usos del material sonoro, por ejemplo elaborar material didáctico para alumnos y estudiantes?
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Repatriation and safeguarding of sound recordings of native peoples. Collaboration between Germany and Mexico in "Voices of Mesoamerica"
Sound incunabula, that is, many of the earliest recordings of the voices of the indigenous peoples of Mexico were made by European and American researchers. Most of these are preserved in archives abroad. Proposing the repatriation of this type of heritage had been impossible to consider because it implies considering that the archives receiving the recordings must have the infrastructure, clarify the copyrights (of both the speaker and the researcher) and guarantee long-term preservation. While this possibility is denied in the analog realm, in the digital realm it has a wide range of alternatives. The panel will analyze and discuss the implications of the repatriation of sound recordings of indigenous peoples of Mexico preserved in German archives. The collaboration between the Voices of Mesoamerica project directed by the German researcher Harry Thomas and the multimedia digital archive of the native peoples of Mexico in charge of the UNAM will be presented.
Among others, the following questions will be asked:
What is the repatriation of sound recordings of indigenous peoples?
How should a digital copy of field recordings made since the last century be preserved?
How and by whom should access to this sound material be determined?
How should indigenous peoples themselves be included in the preservation of this sound material?
Should the original peoples' recordings have open or restricted access?
 What are the possible uses of the sound material, for example, to elaborate didactic material for pupils and students?

Speakers
avatar for Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Investigadora/ Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. PhD in Documentation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She coordinates the Ibero-American Network of Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA). She is Vice-President of the International... Read More →
avatar for Harry Thomass

Harry Thomass

academic, Universidad Libre de Berlín / Estudios Latinoamericanos
I'm coordinating a proyect of digitizing indigenous voice recordings from mesoamerica, made by german antropologists in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
MM

Margarita Martínez Pérez

Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas, Facultad de Humanidades


Tuesday September 27, 2022 17:30 - 18:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

18:00 CDT

Paper: An Evaluation of Preservation Management Using Artificial Intelligence on ESARBICA Archival Institutions
The utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in preservation management has the power to unlock the challenges faced in archival institutions such as risks, poor efficiency issues, strategy errors, access, and damage. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the importance of implementing preservation management using AI on ESARBICA archival institutions. The quantitative approach and survey designs were adopted for this study. The findings revealed that previous empirical studies have identified several important impacts of preservation using AI technology and how it revolutionizes the archival heritage. This includes timely delivery of the Digitisation projects, improved access, and reduced preservation strategy errors. Moreover, the study revealed that if AI technology is fully exposed and exploited in archival institutions, especially to both developed and developing countries it would certainly eliminate strategy and Digitisation errors, increase access to collections, improve efficiency and performance issues. However, the study has indicated that the implementation of AI technology in ESARBICA is still at an infancy developmental stage. A framework for preservation management incorporating risk management and AI is recommended for the archival institutions that safeguard the audio-visual heritage. The study would contribute to the body of existing knowledge of AI technology and preservation, and assist documentary heritage institutions’ professionals to advance their workplaces and organizations. Further research can focus on an evaluation of the implementation of AI on other archival heritage institutions in Africa.

Speakers
BN

Bongekile Nthabiseng Monose Ncala

University of South Africa


Tuesday September 27, 2022 18:00 - 18:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer
 
Wednesday, September 28
 

08:00 CDT

09:00 CDT

Paper: Working together for the Latin American audiovisual archives: two collaborative projects
Act as closely as possible to the needs of professionals from different countries, create links between them and with professionals from other countries, collaborate with international networks and public actors …these principles are at the heart of INA's actions in the latin american region. The two projects that we will present illustrate this approach. They show how cooperation and collective intelligence allow ambitious and sustainable actions. These actions clearly illustrate the power of collaborative dynamics to overcome obstacles (heterogeneity of means and audiences, distances) and unite forces in the service of a shared vision for audio-visual heritage. 1. French audiovisual cooperation in Latin America (South Cone, Andean countries, Brazil): From 2020, the French cooperation in Colombia and Argentina, INA and the International Federation of Film Archives have joined forces to offer institutions from around ten countries training actions based on an in-depth analysis of the local context and needs. A first online seminar met with great success with the participation of around forty participants. Following this success, the three partners (INA, FIAF, French embassies) wanted to continue their action with the organization of a workshop. 2. FSPI Central America Program: It is in close connection with the Red Centroamericana y del Caribe del Patrimonio Fílmico y Audiovisual network that in 2021, INA, the French cinema center (CNC) and the French Embassy in Costa Rica have designed an ambitious cooperation project to building the capacities of professionals of the whole central American region.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Braemer

Christine Braemer

Training Manager, INA
Christine Braemer joined the Training Department of the French National Audiovisual Institute in 2005 as a training manager. She’s in charge of the Digital Heritage and Multimedia Documentation training programs. In that position, she conceives and organises training courses in... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2022 09:00 - 09:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

09:00 CDT

Workshop: Disability, Chronic Illness, Neurodiversity and the Moving Image: Strategies for a More Inclusive Archive (W02, part 1)
This workshop has a limit of 25 in-person participants. Register for workshops when registering for the full conference at: https://shop.iasa-web.org/2022-conference-registration

Disabled film archivist and archival accessibility advocate Michael Marlatt leads this 3-hour workshop on moving image archival accessibility. This workshop looks to work with conference participants on how to make their archival institutions a more accessible and welcoming space for disability, chronic illness, and neurodiversity. This workshop includes accessibility strategies that not only benefit the user but also the archivist. The workshop will be split up into different topics. These include “programming”, “metadata and cataloguing”, “accessible spaces”, and “equitable hiring practises”. Each section will be divided into segments, where Michael introduces each theme and its current relationship to accessibility. Michael will address questions, discuss strategies for inclusion, while also opening the floor to any of the participants. As this workshop is interactive this gives participants the opportunity to share strategies that are being implemented in their own institutions. This is particularly useful as IASA is international in scope, allowing the opportunity to come at the subject of accessibility from various global accessibility legislation.


Speakers
MM

Michael Marlatt

York University


Wednesday September 28, 2022 09:00 - 10:30 CDT
Sala de usos múltiples

09:00 CDT

Workshop: Proceso de Digitalización y Almacenamiento Digital (W01, part 1)
This workshop has a limit of 80 in-person participants. It will also be streamed to all virtual conference participants. Register for workshops when registering for the full conference at: https://shop.iasa-web.org/2022-conference-registration. The workshop will be conducted in Spanish with English subtitles.

Taller intensivo dedicado a la enseñanza especializada para el proceso de digitalización de los soportes sonoros. El participante aprenderá la metodología adecuada para llevar a cabo la conversión A/D de los soportes sonoros. Podrá aplicar las buenas prácticas en el mantenimiento del equipo de trabajo, la captura analógica y la ingesta de los archivos digitales en un sistema de almacenamiento masivo. Con el paso del tiempo, nuestra atención como humanidad ha reconocido la creciente necesidad de rescatar la memoria de nuestros pueblos y culturas que ha sido contenida en diversos tipos de materiales sonoros. En esta carrera contra el tiempo, cada día es más difícil rescatar los valiosos contenidos de estos soportes. Por nuestra evolución como humanidad y con el desarrollo tecnológico, hemos podido consolidar diagnósticos, técnicas y metodologías, dedicados al rescate de estos materiales y a la salvaguarda de los mismos, aunque siempre existirá una constante búsqueda de los formatos y sistemas que aseguren la continuidad de esta memoria sonora contenida en los soportes. Los especialistas de la Fonoteca Nacional se han dedicado por más de una década a la salvaguarda de la memoria sonora de México, desarrollando una metodología precisa y nutrida de las diversas experiencias que otras instituciones hermanas han tenido a bien señalar y compartir. Fonoteca Nacional pone al alcance los conocimientos prácticos y técnicos que ha implementado en su proceso diario de trabajo a todo aquel que quiera aprender y reafirmar los conocimientos especializados en la digitalización de los soportes sonoros.
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Digitization and Digital Storage Process
Intensive workshop dedicated to specialized training for the digitization process of sound media. The participant will learn the proper methodology to carry out the A/D conversion of sound supports. He/she will be able to apply good practices in the maintenance of the working equipment, analog capture and ingest of digital files in a mass storage system.
With the passage of time, our attention as humanity has recognized the growing need to rescue the memory of our peoples and cultures that has been contained in various types of sound materials. In this race against time, every day it is more difficult to rescue the valuable contents of these supports. Due to our evolution as humanity and with the technological development, we have been able to consolidate diagnoses, techniques and methodologies, dedicated to the rescue and safeguarding of these materials, although there will always be a constant search for formats and systems that ensure the continuity of this sound memory contained in the supports.
The specialists of the Fonoteca Nacional have been dedicated for more than a decade to the safeguarding of Mexico's sound memory, developing a precise methodology nourished by the diverse experiences that other sister institutions have been kind enough to point out and share.
Fonoteca Nacional makes available the practical and technical knowledge that it has implemented in its daily work process to anyone who wants to learn and reaffirm the specialized knowledge in the digitization of sound supports.



Speakers
DB

Daniel Barerra Arambarri

Fonoteca Nacional
JL

José Luis Cedeño Ruiz

Fonoteca Nacional
I have almost 30 years giving support to professional audio equipment.At Fonoteca Nacional I am in charge of IT of players machines for every kind of audio recordings.Since 2010 this is my principal task.
RD

Rodolfo Delgado Baumgarten

Digitalizador, Fonoteca Nacional
Nacido en la Ciudad de México. Es Licenciado en Composición y Arreglo Musical por la Academia de Música Fermatta. Se desempeña como músico compositor y productor musical. Cuenta con diversos cursos y diplomados de especialización en música e ingeniería de audio impartidos... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2022 09:00 - 10:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

09:30 CDT

Paper: Tailored Media Archives? Pros and Cons of external funded science projects for audiovisual collections
The Austrian Mediathek has been involved in third-party funded projects for several years. These research projects have so far proved to be very fruitful in many respects. Time for reflection: What are the possibilities, advantages and disadvantages of externally funded research collaborations at the institutional level? What does participation in research projects mean in terms of open archive access and a sustainable archiving strategy? The research project "Tailored Media", in which the Austrian Mediathek is currently involved, is attempting to use artificial intelligence methods to provide better access to the holdings of media archives. Using the example of this project and the results of other scientific collaborations in recent years, it can be shown that projects can be useful for acquiring new archival materials, learning more about one's own collection, improving access, and can be used for collaboration with international professional and scientific communities. On the other hand, they present some challenges in terms of a sustainable archival strategy. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of these project collaborations, as well as different ways to integrate the results of externally funded projects into one's own institutional strategy, will be discussed in this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Johannes Kapeller

Johannes Kapeller

Media Archivist, Österreichische Mediathek
Johannes Kapeller is media archivist at the Österreichische Mediathek since 2003. He studied Cultural Anthropology and Communication science at the University of Vienna. His main work areas are Public Relations, Project Management, Visitor Care and Cooperations. Since 2016 he is... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2022 09:30 - 10:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

10:00 CDT

Paper: The Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR). An example of preservation, dissemination and promotion of the world’s linguistic diversity
The Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) in Berlin specialises in preserving and publishing endangered language documentation materials from around the world. The digital repository currently holds audio-visual and multimedia collections for over 600 small languages worldwide, with regional strongholds in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and South America. The majority of the collections are digitally-born and comprise transcribed and annotated video and audio recordings of natural language use. The materials are available in sustainable digital formats through the ELAR online catalogue (elararchive.org), where the collections can be accessed free of charge (upon request where necessary) by researchers, language communities and the public worldwide. While most collections result from grants within the Endangered Languages Documentation Project, the reputation of ELAR as a reliable institution and one of the leading language and culture archives worldwide has led to a steadily increasing number of external research projects depositing with ELAR. In this talk, we will give an introduction to ELAR and its curation and dissemination workflows and then discuss the challenges ELAR and similar institutions face in making audio-visual cultural heritage collections more easily discoverable and available for various audiences with very different needs. We will focus on the potential uses of ELAR collections and their impact on academic research and civil society.

Speakers
HH

Hanna Hedeland

Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR)


Wednesday September 28, 2022 10:00 - 10:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

10:30 CDT

Refreshments
Wednesday September 28, 2022 10:30 - 11:00 CDT
TBA

11:00 CDT

Paper: Two ambitious projects finished – 500.000 hours of digitized music available at the German Music Archive
The German Music Archive of the German National Library collects every sound carrier that has been published in Germany. Therefore, the stocks of the German Music Archive in Leipzig grow by more than 20.000 audio CDs every year. Starting with the collection of audio CDs in 1982, there is a total of 700.000 units today. Though the biggest part of the archive’s collection of analogue sound carriers consists of vinyl records and 78s, there is a considerable amount of audio cassettes as well. Over the last years, we have put two digitization projects into practise in order to preserve our stock and to make music much easier accessible via the reading rooms’ computers. One project focussed on migrating the digital content of all our audio CDs to our digital repository. The other one took care of the digitization of our 50.000 audio cassettes. What seems almost trivial for a handful of items, becomes an ambitious endeavour when talking about automatized workflows on a large scale. But we succeeded – and can now provide more than 500.000 hours of music to the users in our reading rooms. In my presentation I want to explain the processes of both of these projects, what challenges we encountered and what lessons we have learned. I want to share with you how we dealt with hidden tracks, additional material, the question of single-track or whole-album indexing, shaped CDs, clotty tapes, audible errors within a CD and why sound carriers with electronic music seemed to be particularly tricky to deal with.

Speakers
avatar for Ruprecht Langer

Ruprecht Langer

Head, German Music Archive of the German National Library


Wednesday September 28, 2022 11:00 - 11:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

11:00 CDT

Workshop: Disability, Chronic Illness, Neurodiversity and the Moving Image: Strategies for a More Inclusive Archive (W02, part 2)
This workshop has a limit of 25 in-person participants. Register for workshops when registering for the full conference at: https://shop.iasa-web.org/2022-conference-registration

Disabled film archivist and archival accessibility advocate Michael Marlatt leads this 3-hour workshop on moving image archival accessibility. This workshop looks to work with conference participants on how to make their archival institutions a more accessible and welcoming space for disability, chronic illness, and neurodiversity. This workshop includes accessibility strategies that not only benefit the user but also the archivist. The workshop will be split up into different topics. These include “programming”, “metadata and cataloguing”, “accessible spaces”, and “equitable hiring practises”. Each section will be divided into segments, where Michael introduces each theme and its current relationship to accessibility. Michael will address questions, discuss strategies for inclusion, while also opening the floor to any of the participants. As this workshop is interactive this gives participants the opportunity to share strategies that are being implemented in their own institutions. This is particularly useful as IASA is international in scope, allowing the opportunity to come at the subject of accessibility from various global accessibility legislation.

Speakers
MM

Michael Marlatt

York University


Wednesday September 28, 2022 11:00 - 12:30 CDT
Sala de usos múltiples

11:00 CDT

Workshop: Proceso de Digitalización y Almacenamiento Digital (W01, part 2)
This workshop has a limit of 80 in-person participants. It will also be streamed to all virtual conference participants. Register for workshops when registering for the full conference at: https://shop.iasa-web.org/2022-conference-registration. The workshop will be conducted in Spanish with English subtitles.

Taller intensivo dedicado a la enseñanza especializada para el proceso de digitalización de los soportes sonoros. El participante aprenderá la metodología adecuada para llevar a cabo la conversión A/D de los soportes sonoros. Podrá aplicar las buenas prácticas en el mantenimiento del equipo de trabajo, la captura analógica y la ingesta de los archivos digitales en un sistema de almacenamiento masivo. Con el paso del tiempo, nuestra atención como humanidad ha reconocido la creciente necesidad de rescatar la memoria de nuestros pueblos y culturas que ha sido contenida en diversos tipos de materiales sonoros. En esta carrera contra el tiempo, cada día es más difícil rescatar los valiosos contenidos de estos soportes. Por nuestra evolución como humanidad y con el desarrollo tecnológico, hemos podido consolidar diagnósticos, técnicas y metodologías, dedicados al rescate de estos materiales y a la salvaguarda de los mismos, aunque siempre existirá una constante búsqueda de los formatos y sistemas que aseguren la continuidad de esta memoria sonora contenida en los soportes. Los especialistas de la Fonoteca Nacional se han dedicado por más de una década a la salvaguarda de la memoria sonora de México, desarrollando una metodología precisa y nutrida de las diversas experiencias que otras instituciones hermanas han tenido a bien señalar y compartir. Fonoteca Nacional pone al alcance los conocimientos prácticos y técnicos que ha implementado en su proceso diario de trabajo a todo aquel que quiera aprender y reafirmar los conocimientos especializados en la digitalización de los soportes sonoros.
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Digitization and Digital Storage Process
Intensive workshop dedicated to specialized training for the digitization process of sound media. The participant will learn the proper methodology to carry out the A/D conversion of sound supports. He/she will be able to apply good practices in the maintenance of the working equipment, analog capture and ingest of digital files in a mass storage system.
With the passage of time, our attention as humanity has recognized the growing need to rescue the memory of our peoples and cultures that has been contained in various types of sound materials. In this race against time, every day it is more difficult to rescue the valuable contents of these supports. Due to our evolution as humanity and with the technological development, we have been able to consolidate diagnoses, techniques and methodologies, dedicated to the rescue and safeguarding of these materials, although there will always be a constant search for formats and systems that ensure the continuity of this sound memory contained in the supports.
The specialists of the Fonoteca Nacional have been dedicated for more than a decade to the safeguarding of Mexico's sound memory, developing a precise methodology nourished by the diverse experiences that other sister institutions have been kind enough to point out and share.
 Fonoteca Nacional makes available the practical and technical knowledge that it has implemented in its daily work process to anyone who wants to learn and reaffirm the specialized knowledge in the digitization of sound supports.



Speakers
DB

Daniel Barerra Arambarri

Fonoteca Nacional
JL

José Luis Cedeño Ruiz

Fonoteca Nacional
I have almost 30 years giving support to professional audio equipment.At Fonoteca Nacional I am in charge of IT of players machines for every kind of audio recordings.Since 2010 this is my principal task.
RD

Rodolfo Delgado Baumgarten

Digitalizador, Fonoteca Nacional
Nacido en la Ciudad de México. Es Licenciado en Composición y Arreglo Musical por la Academia de Música Fermatta. Se desempeña como músico compositor y productor musical. Cuenta con diversos cursos y diplomados de especialización en música e ingeniería de audio impartidos... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2022 11:00 - 12:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

11:30 CDT

Paper: Estudio de Caso: Evaluación y planificación de preservación digital con DPGo! en el Archivo General de Puerto Rico
Case Study: Digital preservation planning and evaluation with DPGo! at the Archivo General de Puerto Rico. Storage planning and digital preservation are key components of a successful large digitization strategy. The Archivo General de Puerto Rico is embarking on a large-scale digitization project with the support of the Mellon Foundation to digitize historical records of various types. Among the multiple challenges associated with the implementation of such an initiative is the establishment of a successful, operational digital preservation strategy with limited resources. The Archivo General partnered with AVP and their DPGo! service to evaluate the current state of preservation practices and identify areas for future work. This session will present the results of this partnership, the challenges overcome, the ones that remain, and how an initial lightweight digital preservation evaluation can help pave the road for a sustainable digitization strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Vizner Oyarce

Pamela Vizner Oyarce

Consultant, AVP
Pamela is a media archivist from Chile with international experience in film, video, audio and digital preservation. Pamela currently works as a Consultant for the firm AVP, where she focuses on digital preservation, technology selection and implementation, and management of software... Read More →
HT

Hilda Teresa Ayala-Gonzalez

Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña


Wednesday September 28, 2022 11:30 - 12:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

12:00 CDT

Paper: Indigenous Voices and the Archive: Recirculating J. H. Hutton’s Cylinder Recordings in Nagaland
Between 1915-19, the British administrator and anthropologist John Henry Hutton (1885-1968) made fourteen cylinder recordings in the Naga Hills district of the Assam province, now part of Nagaland in India. Hutton documented most of the cylinders sparsely, and what he wrote on the boxes and inlays reflects the colonial context of his fieldwork. His publications include transcriptions and translations of some songs, allowing conclusions about performance contexts and, in some cases, about the identity of the performers. Yet, much remains unclear about the recording circumstances. Nevertheless, these sonic artefacts mark the creativity and talents of a generation of indigenous performers whose recorded renditions are invaluable today as they represent historical documentation of the intangible cultural heritage of Nagaland. This paper derives from the outcomes of a research project funded by the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives between January and March 2022. The project aim was to learn about the views of contemporary Naga communities on Hutton’s recordings and integrate their feedback into the documentation, giving their voices space in the archive. Project partners included the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford), the Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology (Gurgaon), and the Highland Institute (Kohima), where the project concluded with an exhibition featuring Hutton’s recordings and other historical sound recordings from Nagaland.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Poske

Christian Poske

Research Fellow, The Highland Institute, Kohima
Christian Poske is an ethnomusicologist studying the devotional and folk music and dance traditions of eastern India and Bangladesh. He completed his BA and MA in Instrumental Music (Sitar) at Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata with a scholarship awarded by the Indian Council... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2022 12:00 - 12:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

12:30 CDT

Paper: The Preservation Pirouette: Mass Digitization of Dance Division Films at NYPL
The New York Public Library began mass digitization of its research film collections in Spring 2020, beginning with media from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, which holds rare and unique materials representing the history of Dance, in New York and abroad. Since then, we’ve physically assessed over 12,000 films, and in collaboration with an external vendor, digitally preserved over 4,000. Using MediaArea’s new open-source tool RAWCooked to losslessly compress our digital assets, coupled with tired specifications for various film formats, we’ve successfully developed a sustainable digitization workflow that could be used as an example for other similar institutions. Highlighting recent preservation work on films within the Jose Limón collection, our session will showcase our entire workflow, from physical assessment, triage, digitization, and quality control to digital preservation and access, touching on challenges within each step and how we’ve worked with stakeholders to overcome those challenges.

Speakers
GH

Genevieve Havemeyer-King

New York Public Library


Wednesday September 28, 2022 12:30 - 13:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

13:00 CDT

Lunch
Wednesday September 28, 2022 13:00 - 14:00 CDT
TBA

15:00 CDT

Professional Visit 01A: Fonoteca Nacional

Fonoteca Nacional is the institution in charge of conservation and preservation of the sound memory of Mexico. Since 2008, it has distinguished itself by the application and implementation of conservation, documentation and technological processes for the safeguarding of sound documents with the aim of preserving both analogue supports and digital audio archives in order to promote the culture of listening.
The Fonoteca has a preservation facility built on the basis of international standards and recommendations, as well as direct collaboration with IASA for the preservation of these materials. The facility was designed on three levels to allow for the preservation, cataloguing and digitisation of the sound collections and holdings. The two preservation vaults, José Antonio Alcaraz on the first floor and Carlos Jiménez Mabarak on the ground floor, are adequately equipped for the storage of analogue media: wax cylinders, magnetic wires, piano rolls, open reel tapes, cassettes, DATs (digital audio tapes), records in different formats (78 rpm, 45 rpm and 33 1/3 rpm), and compact discs. Each vault has the capacity to store 650,000 media and is equipped with temperature and humidity control systems, as well as integral security, which provide all the technical specifications required for their preservation.
Limited to: 40 people in four groups of 10 people each. The first two groups will start the tour at 15:00 and the remaining groups at 16:00.

Wednesday September 28, 2022 15:00 - 18:00 CDT
TBA

15:15 CDT

Professional Visit 02: Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo

The Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is the first public museum created specifically (architecture, management, museology and interpretation) for contemporary art in Mexico. It is located in the Centro Cultural Universitario, in the Ciudad Universitaria of the UNAM.
It opened its doors to the public on 27th November 2008 and is the first museum to be conceived in an integral manner, from institutional management to the architectural project. It houses and exhibits UNAM's contemporary art collection, which consists of works of art created from 1952 and onwards that are transcendent and representative of the development of contemporary art in Mexico. 
Limited to: 40 people in four groups of 10 people each.
The visit will start at 16:00 hours. Transport will leave at 15:15 from the Fonoteca Nacional.

Wednesday September 28, 2022 15:15 - 18:30 CDT
TBA

15:15 CDT

Professional Visit 03: Filmoteca de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

The Filmoteca of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México was created in 1960 and it is the first Mexican institution conceived to preserve film heritage. The aims of this institution are the rescue, restoration, conservation and preservation of Mexico's historical film memory. It preserves more than 400,000 rolls of film. Part of this collection is UNAM's patrimony and part belongs to users of the deposit service offered by the Filmoteca. The deposit service in analogue or digital film support is the means for the custody of film assets. The film collection is preserved in 16 vaults; eight of which are air-conditioned in humidity and temperature for films with cellulose acetate or polyester backing; another seven designed with fire prevention systems, where cellulose nitrate-based materials are stored, and a smaller one dedicated exclusively to the preservation of digital media.
Since 2014, the Film Laboratory for Digital Restoration (LCRD) was set up with two scanners through which sound and image recorded on positive or negative cinematographic films in 8, 16 and 35 mm formats are digitized. It also has the infrastructure to digitally restore the contents, correct color by software, transcode to multiple digital formats, broadcast them in cinemas with digital projection or prepare them for broadcasting on the Internet or preserve them on LTO tapes.
Limited to 18 people in two groups. 
The visit will start at 16:00 hours. Transport will leave at 15:15 from the Fonoteca Nacional.

Wednesday September 28, 2022 15:15 - 19:00 CDT
TBA

15:15 CDT

Professional Visit 04: Biblioteca Nacional

The National Library of Mexico, also known by its acronym BNM, was created by the decree of 24 October 1833. Its main missions are to integrate, preserve and make available the collections it holds; to acquire by legal deposit, purchase, donation or exchange the documentary resources published in Mexico as well as those dealing with this country; to research on these collections and to promote bibliographic guidelines and standards at the national level.
Limited to: 40 people in four groups of 10 people each.
The visit will start at 16:00 hours. Transport will leave at 15:15 from the Fonoteca Nacional.

Wednesday September 28, 2022 15:15 - 19:00 CDT
TBA

16:00 CDT

Professional Visit 01B: Fonoteca Nacional

Fonoteca Nacional is the institution in charge of conservation and preservation of the sound memory of Mexico. Since 2008, it has distinguished itself by the application and implementation of conservation, documentation and technological processes for the safeguarding of sound documents with the aim of preserving both analogue supports and digital audio archives in order to promote the culture of listening.
The Fonoteca has a preservation facility built on the basis of international standards and recommendations, as well as direct collaboration with IASA for the preservation of these materials. The facility was designed on three levels to allow for the preservation, cataloguing and digitisation of the sound collections and holdings. The two preservation vaults, José Antonio Alcaraz on the first floor and Carlos Jiménez Mabarak on the ground floor, are adequately equipped for the storage of analogue media: wax cylinders, magnetic wires, piano rolls, open reel tapes, cassettes, DATs (digital audio tapes), records in different formats (78 rpm, 45 rpm and 33 1/3 rpm), and compact discs. Each vault has the capacity to store 650,000 media and is equipped with temperature and humidity control systems, as well as integral security, which provide all the technical specifications required for their preservation.
Limited to: 40 people in four groups of 10 people each. The first two groups will start the tour at 15:00 and the remaining groups at 16:00.

Wednesday September 28, 2022 16:00 - 19:00 CDT
 
Thursday, September 29
 

08:00 CDT

09:00 CDT

Paper: Memoria sonora y audiovisual indígena de México. Prácticas de conservación digital, acceso y uso comunitario del patrimonio cultural del INPI
La Fonoteca Henrietta Yurchenco y el Acervo de Cine y Video Alfonso Muñoz del Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas (INPI) conservan una parte importante de la memoria sonora y audiovisual de los pueblos indígenas de México y realizan procesos de preservación, digitalización, documentación y catalogación de este patrimonio. La presentación tiene el objetivo de compartir las experiencias, los retos enfrentados y las contribuciones de los acervos sobre estos temas, encaminados a promover el acceso y uso por parte de las propias comunidades indígenas en un país diverso e interconectado. A través de la descripción de proyectos recientes implementados, sobre todo con casetes y videos, se cuestiona sobre la función de los acervos para la conservación de las lenguas indígenas y de las expresiones musicales, así como para la autorrepresentación de las personas y las colectividades hacia el futuro.
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Indigenous sound and audiovisual memory of Mexico. Practices of digital preservation, access and community use of INPI's cultural heritage
The Henrietta Yurchenco Sound Library and the Alfonso Muñoz Film and Video Collection of the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (INPI) preserve an important part of the sound and audiovisual memory of Mexico's indigenous peoples and carry out processes of preservation, digitalization, documentation and cataloguing of this heritage. The purpose of the presentation is to share the experiences, challenges faced and contributions of the collections on these topics, aimed at promoting access and use by the indigenous communities themselves in a diverse and interconnected country. Through the description of recent projects implemented, especially with cassettes and videos, it questions the role of collections for the preservation of indigenous languages and musical expressions, as well as for the self-representation of individuals and collectivities towards the future.


Thursday September 29, 2022 09:00 - 09:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

09:00 CDT

Panel: Experimentation, Innovation, and Working Openly: Advancing Audio Preservation Techniques
This panel examines what happens behind-the-scenes in the advancements in audio preservation techniques, highlighting a beloved audio format: DAT tape. As software and hardware obsolescence and material degradation challenge DAT preservation, the presenters will review historical approaches to preserve DAT tape recordings and examine approaches to innovate through research and experimentation, community involvement, and the development of open source tools in order to offset and address these challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Rice

Dave Rice

Audiovisual Archivist, CUNY
Dave Rice is an audiovisual archivist and technologist whose work focuses on independent media, open source technological preservation applications, and quality control analytics. Rice has worked as an archivist or archival consultant for media organizations such as the City of the... Read More →
avatar for Bryce Roe

Bryce Roe

Director of Audio Preservation Services, NEDCC
Bryce Roe is the Director of Audio Preservation Services at NEDCC, where she confers with collection-holding institutions and individuals to evaluate their audio collections, develop preservation proposals, and manage audio preservation projects.


Thursday September 29, 2022 09:00 - 10:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

09:00 CDT

Workshop: Procesos y herramientas para la catalogación de documentos sonoros (W03)
This workshop has a limit of 10 in-person participants. Register for workshops when registering for the full conference at: https://shop.iasa-web.org/2022-conference-registration.

El documento sonoro es un medio de información conformado por dos elementos: el contenido sonoro y el soporte en el que éste viene presentado. Entre la presentación y el contenido la diversidad y características particulares es demasiada, ya que la variedad de los formatos y los soportes es muy amplia, como son discos analógicos, cintas de carrete abierto, casetes, discos compactos, DVDs, audios digitales, entre muchos otros; y cada uno de estos formatos tiene características diferentes. Por otro lado, los contenidos pueden ser musicales, de voz, radiofónicos o sonidos en general. Todos los elementos antes mencionados generan un nivel de complejidad para la catalogación de estos materiales. El presente curso busca mostrar los procesos necesarios para la catalogación, así como ofrecer las herramientas que faciliten y generen un registro de catalogación completo y claro sobre el manejo y descripción de los documentos sonoros. Esto será a partir de la experiencia de catalogación de los diversos tipos de materiales y contenido, con los que se trabaja en la Fonoteca Nacional de México.
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Processes and tools for the cataloguing of sound documents
The sound document is an information medium made up of two elements: the sound content and the carrier on which it is presented. Between the presentation and the content, the diversity and particular characteristics are too many, since the variety of formats and supports is very wide, such as analog discs, open reel tapes, cassettes, compact discs, DVDs, digital audio, among many others; and each of these formats has different characteristics. On the other hand, the contents can be musical, voice, radio or sounds in general. All the aforementioned elements generate a level of complexity for the cataloging of these materials. The present course seeks to show the necessary processes for cataloguing, as well as to offer the tools that facilitate and generate a complete and clear cataloguing record on the handling and description of sound documents. This will be based on the experience of cataloguing the different types of materials and content with which the Fonoteca Nacional de México works.

Speakers
AL

Ana Leonora Manríquez Zepeda

Fonoteca Nacional de México


Thursday September 29, 2022 09:00 - 10:30 CDT
Edificio de conservación: Bóveda de tránsito o área de catalogación

09:00 CDT

Workshop: Recuperación del casete como parte de la memoria sonora (W04, part 1)
This workshop has a limit of 25 in-person participants. Register for workshops when registering for the full conference at: https://shop.iasa-web.org/2022-conference-registration

El casete surgió a principios de la década de 1960 como respuesta ante la problemática que se tenía para trasladar las grabadoras / reproductoras de cintas magnéticas, pero fue hasta 1980 que tuvo auge debido a que la empresa Philips lo licencio de forma gratuita, lo que permitió tener una mayor distribución a nivel mundial. Debido al auge que tuvo este nuevo formato, se utilizó como principal medio de grabación, tanto casera como profesional y de investigación. Por su fragilidad, tipo de material y mal almacenamiento están en peligro de desaparecer. Está problemática ha generado la necesidad de implementar procesos de recuperación y estabilización del soporte. Este taller tiene el objetivo de capacitar a los interesados en conocer las herramientas y tratamientos especializados en la conservación y recuperación de los casetes.
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Recuperation of the cassette as part of the sound memory
The cassette emerged in the early 1960s as a response to the problem of moving magnetic tape recorders/players, but it was not until 1980 that it had a boom because the Philips company licensed it for free, which allowed it to have a wider distribution worldwide. Due to the boom of this new format, it was used as the main recording medium, both for home, professional and research purposes. Due to their fragility, type of material and poor storage, they are in danger of disappearing. This problem has generated the need to implement processes of recovery and stabilization of the support. The objective of this workshop is to train those interested in learning about the tools and specialized treatments for the preservation and recovery of cassettes.

Speakers
CE

Celene Eslava Rojas

Fonoteca Nacional de México


Thursday September 29, 2022 09:00 - 10:30 CDT
Sala de usos múltiples

09:30 CDT

Panel: Sounds Familiar: The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision and the Dutch Colonial Past
Sound & Vision is one of the largest audiovisual archives in the world and the largest national research institute that focuses specifically on media from the past, present and future. So how are we, as an institution, ensuring that our core values of connection, inspiration, progressive action, trustworthy behaviour and a commitment to diversity and creativity - are seen and felt by everyone who engages with our collections, now and in the future? To this end we're currently a member and/or host to a range of initiatives that aim to address how our collections and collection policies perpetuate colonial structures of knowledge and authority and how we can decolonize and play a constructive role in the debates surrounding the Dutch colonial past - from scrutinising our metadata practices to proposing new forms of knowledge creation. This round table will bring together experts from current initiatives within the Netherlands and the institution itself. The discussion will investigate the current status of our internal Sounds Familiar programme, aimed at developing long-term sustainable policy and practise for the management of, and engagement with, the archives, which integrates principles of inclusivity, equitability and diversity. We'll welcome representatives from Musea Bekennen Kleur, the Inward/Outward symposia and the European projects Polyvocal Interpretations of Contested Colonial Heritage (PICCH) and Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives (DeCoSEAS), as well as an invited artist from our critical Makers programme.






Moderators
avatar for Nicole Emmenegger

Nicole Emmenegger

Product Manager, Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision

Speakers

Thursday September 29, 2022 09:30 - 10:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

10:00 CDT

Paper: La investigación en la Fonoteca Nacional de México
Esta presentación tiene como propósito explicar la importancia de un Área de Investigación en un archivo documental sonoro de las características de la Fonoteca Nacional de México (FNM), así como dar a conocer su trabajo y aportaciones. El inventario de la FNM, conformado actualmente por alrededor de 600 mil documentos sonoros de distintos tipos (editados e inéditos) y en permanente crecimiento, requiere ser estudiado y documentado sistemática y cuidadosamente; primeramente para apoyar distintas etapas del proceso de preservación y finalmente para generar productos que permitan su adecuada divulgación y difusión (catálogos, guías de consulta, micrositios, sesiones de escucha, cápsulas, podcasts, artículos, libros, conferencias, cursos, curadurías, programas de radio, entrevistas, etcétera). Este acervo está compuesto de grabaciones que contienen: una enorme diversidad de expresiones musicales de México y el mundo, programas y series radiofónicas, voces y testimonios de distintos tiempos y ámbitos en diversos contextos y formatos, así como paisajes y arte sonoro. Además, comprende una amplia variedad de temas: historia, arte, cultura, política, ciencia, medicina, literatura, deportes y mucho más. El Área de Investigación trabaja fundamentalmente en el estudio y análisis de este rico y complejo acervo, con el propósito de conocerlo a profundidad y documentarlo para hacerlo manejable y accesible al interior de la FNM y al público usuario. Esta Área cuenta con un equipo de especialistas en distintas materias, cuyo trabajo de investigación y documentación permite dar a conocer lo más valioso y representativo de los 246 fondos y colecciones que actualmente integran el acervo de esta institución.


Thursday September 29, 2022 10:00 - 10:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

10:30 CDT

Refreshments
Thursday September 29, 2022 10:30 - 11:00 CDT
TBA

11:00 CDT

Paper: EVELINA: Cronología de la Memoria Audiovisual del Ecuador
La historia de la cinematografía ecuatoriana arranca en 1899 cuando al Puerto de Guayaquil llegaron las carpas ecuestres que, entre varios espectáculos de payasos, bailarines y magos, llegó una máquina maravillosa: el cinematógrafo. Esas fueron las primeras proyecciones, mientras que en 1906 un peluquero italiano que vivía en Guatemala llegó a Ecuador y filmó eventos sociales en Guayaquil y Quito por primera vez. Estos y otros eventos decisivos para la memoria audiovisual del Ecuador han sido investigados y puestos a disposición en la plataforma web “Evelina: cronología de la memoria audiovisual del Ecuador”. Es una herramienta web de educación pública. Es un proyecto multimedia que nos conecta a varios repositorios nacionales e internacionales, documentos, hemerografía, audios, películas y todo tipo de enlaces que nos permita construir una cronología espiral y en constante revisión y transformación que visibiliza la historia de la imagen en movimiento del Ecuador. En la primera etapa de Evelina hemos investigado desde la llegada de la fotografía al país en 1840 hasta la la primera película sonorizada, “Guayaquil de mis amores” estrenada en 1930 por Francisco Diumenjo. Las investigaciones realizadas hasta el momento están directamente relacionadas con material no narrativo como noticieros de los años 20s. Consideramos que la Conferencia de IASA es un espacio idóneo para compartir los conocimientos adquiridos durante la construcción de esta plataforma web que sigue creciendo y que pretendemos se convierta en un espacio para que educadores de todo el país y pùblico en general puedan acercarse a la historia del Ecuador a partir de la historia de las imágenes en movimiento. https://cinematecanacionalcce.com/proyectos/evelina/
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EVELINA: Chronology of Ecuador's Audiovisual Memory
The history of Ecuadorian cinematography began in 1899 when the equestrian tents arrived at the Port of Guayaquil and, among various shows of clowns, dancers and magicians, a marvelous machine arrived: the cinematograph. Those were the first projections, while in 1906 an Italian hairdresser living in Guatemala arrived in Ecuador and filmed social events in Guayaquil and Quito for the first time.
These and other decisive events for Ecuador's audiovisual memory have been researched and made available on the web platform "Evelina: chronology of Ecuador's audiovisual memory". It is a public education web tool. It is a multimedia project that connects us to several national and international repositories, documents, hemerography, audios, films and all kinds of links that allow us to build a spiral chronology in constant revision and transformation that makes visible the history of the moving image of Ecuador.
In the first stage of Evelina we have investigated from the arrival of photography in the country in 1840 to the first sound film, "Guayaquil de mis amores" released in 1930 by Francisco Diumenjo. The research done so far is directly related to non-narrative material such as newsreels from the 1920s.
We consider that the IASA Conference is an ideal space to share the knowledge acquired during the construction of this web platform that continues to grow and that we intend to become a space for educators from all over the country and the general public to approach the history of Ecuador from the history of moving images.
https://cinematecanacionalcce.com/proyectos/evelina/ 

Speakers
PN

Paúl Narváez Sevilla

Cinemateca Nacional del Ecuador


Thursday September 29, 2022 11:00 - 11:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

11:00 CDT

Paper: Gestion Digital y Procesamiento de los Documentos en Columbia
El futuro no es lejano, el futuro es hoy y aumenta sin control en esta epoca cuando hablamos de archivos digitales. La creacion de contenidos en formatos Nativos Digitales, el aumento de procesos de recuperacion enfocados a la conversion de las señales entre lo analogico y lo digital, las nuevas plataformas de comunicacion, estan aumentando los inventarios digitales al punto de pensar, analizar y crear nuevas estrategias de conservación desde lo analogico o su creación digital. En Señal Memoria, se plantean nuevos retos enfocados a la Gestion Digital de los contenidos de la Radio y la Television Publica en Colombia, estos retos plantean la creación de procesos tecnicos enfocados a la conservación, preservación, transcodificación, analisis y catalogación, gestion y circulación de contenidos Nativos Digitales y archivos Digitales de procesos de digitalización o Restauración. La presentación estara enfocada en mostrar el analisis realizado sobre la Gestion y Procesamiento Digital de los contenidos que hoy dia superan los 900.000 archivos entre contenidos Audiovisuales y Sonoros, tambien las diferentes estrategias de analisis, descripcion y catalogación de los mismos.
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Digital Document Management and Processing in Columbia
The future is not distant, the future is today and it is increasing uncontrollably in this era when we talk about digital archives.
The creation of content in Digital Native formats, the increase of recovery processes focused on the conversion of signals between analog and digital, the new communication platforms, are increasing digital inventories to the point of thinking, analyzing and creating new preservation strategies from analog or digital creation.
In Señal Memoria, new challenges focused on the Digital Management of the contents of Radio and Public Television in Colombia, these challenges pose the creation of technical processes focused on the conservation, preservation, transcoding, analysis and cataloging, management and circulation of Digital Native contents and Digital archives of digitization or Restoration processes.
The presentation will be focused on showing the analysis made on the Management and Digital Processing of the contents that nowadays exceed 900.000 files between Audiovisual and Sound contents, also the different strategies of analysis, description and cataloguing of the same ones.


Thursday September 29, 2022 11:00 - 11:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

11:00 CDT

Workshop: Audio preservation and digitisation workshop: Magnetic tapes (W05, part 1)
This workshop has a limit of 10 in-person participants. Register for workshops when registering for the full conference at: https://shop.iasa-web.org/2022-conference-registration

The workshop will present common problems of restoring and digitising audio carriers, such as magnetic tapes. From gaining playability of deteriorates tapes, to equipment choice and correct replay, to issues of digital restoration, a number of examples will be outlined, and common problems will be covered in depth. Correct alignment of analogue tape machines will be presented as well, with a special focus on the replay path. The participants will have the chance to ask questions and discuss the various problems in daily audio preservation work.

Speakers
NW

Nadja Wallaszkovits

Stuttgart Stata Academy of fine Arts


Thursday September 29, 2022 11:00 - 12:30 CDT
Edificio de conservación: Bóveda de tránsito o área de catalogación

11:00 CDT

Workshop: Recuperación del casete como parte de la memoria sonora (W04, part 2)
This workshop has a limit of 25 in-person participants. Register for workshops when registering for the full conference at: https://shop.iasa-web.org/2022-conference-registration

El casete surgió a principios de la década de 1960 como respuesta ante la problemática que se tenía para trasladar las grabadoras / reproductoras de cintas magnéticas, pero fue hasta 1980 que tuvo auge debido a que la empresa Philips lo licencio de forma gratuita, lo que permitió tener una mayor distribución a nivel mundial. Debido al auge que tuvo este nuevo formato, se utilizó como principal medio de grabación, tanto casera como profesional y de investigación. Por su fragilidad, tipo de material y mal almacenamiento están en peligro de desaparecer. Está problemática ha generado la necesidad de implementar procesos de recuperación y estabilización del soporte. Este taller tiene el objetivo de capacitar a los interesados en conocer las herramientas y tratamientos especializados en la conservación y recuperación de los casetes.
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Recuperation of the cassette as part of the sound memory
The cassette emerged in the early 1960s as a response to the problem of moving magnetic tape recorders/players, but it was not until 1980 that it had a boom because the Philips company licensed it for free, which allowed it to have a wider distribution worldwide. Due to the boom of this new format, it was used as the main recording medium, both for home, professional and research purposes. Due to their fragility, type of material and poor storage, they are in danger of disappearing. This problem has generated the need to implement processes of recovery and stabilization of the support. The objective of this workshop is to train those interested in learning about the tools and specialized treatments for the preservation and recovery of cassettes.

Speakers
CE

Celene Eslava Rojas

Fonoteca Nacional de México


Thursday September 29, 2022 11:00 - 12:30 CDT
Sala de usos múltiples

11:30 CDT

Paper: Sonidos en escena. Registros sonoros de la Comedia Nacional y su interacción con otros documentos
La Comedia Nacional de Uruguay está celebrando su 75° Aniversario este año, y entre sus múltiples tipos documentales referentes a las actuaciones y la historia del teatro uruguayo se encuentran grabaciones de audio en cinta de carrete abierto sobre puestas en escena en vivo y ambientaciones sonoras realizadas entre las décadas de 1940 y 2000, resguardados actualmente en el Centro de Investigación, Documentación y Difusión de las Artes Escénicas del Teatro Solís. En septiembre de 2019 se presentó el proyecto Ha quedado la voz: recuperación y análisis de los registros sonoros históricos de la Comedia Nacional desde el Grupo de Investigación del Departamento de Musicología del Centro de Investigación en Artes Musicales y Escénicas de la Universidad de la República. El proyecto consiste en el rescate de los soportes y el contenido de las cintas para la producción de conocimiento original sobre estos espectáculos planteando una vinculación entre los diferentes tipos de materiales como vestuario, fotografías, afiches, bocetos, programas, conjuntamente con el sonido. El proyecto se enmarca en una línea de trabajo que resalta el valor patrimonial de las grabaciones y lo hace a partir de un estudio interdisciplinario con profesionales que han participado en proyectos archivológicos, musicológicos, teatrales e interdisciplinarios en el Teatro Solís, Radiodifusión Nacional del Uruguay, la Comedia Nacional y el Servicio Oficial de Difusión, Representaciones y Espectáculos (SODRE). Con este estudio se pretende mostrar los procesos de trabajo e investigación interdisciplinarios y los productos de difusión hasta ahora presentados.

Speakers
avatar for Fabricia Daniela Malán Carrera

Fabricia Daniela Malán Carrera

Researcher, Centro de Investigación en Artes Musicales y Escénicas, Dpto. de Ciencias sociales CENUR Litoral Norte (UdelaR)
Licenciada en Musicología de la Universidad de la República, realicé el Diplomado Iberoamericano en Patrimonio Sonoro y Audiovisual (Fonoteca Nacional y Centro de Capacitación Televisiva de México). Actualmente realizo el Doctorado en Música opción Musicología en la Universidad... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2022 11:30 - 12:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

11:30 CDT

Paper: Transformación tecnológica en la gestión de contenidos digitales en los medios de comunicación públicos en Colombia
El sector de los medios de comunicación está en constante crecimiento, evolución y desarrollo. En los últimos años la inclusión de tecnologías está marcando una disrupción digital debido a la gran cantidad de contenidos digitales producidos y la falta de gestión y estandarización de los datos; sumado a la necesidad de optimizar los procesos de digitalización, catalogación y preservación de contenidos análogos. El manejo de la data es fundamental para las organizaciones que requieren: planificar, comprender a sus audiencias y tomar decisiones. Por lo anterior se requiere un acceso rápido a la gestión de datos y contenidos digitales. Como alternativa para afrontar el desarrollo digital y los nuevos retos en el sector, L.A.B.R.I.A presenta una solución tecnológica para el mejoramiento de la ingesta, control del acceso, gestión de la información y contenido de datos digitales a través de inteligencia artificial y machine learning, procesando el contenido audiovisual producido y salvaguardado por RTVC, Sistema de Medios Públicos en Colombia. Esta solución es una herramienta tecnológica multiplataforma, interoperable y escalable, que permite el control de la ingesta de los datos y el fácil acceso; garantizando la seguridad de la información de una manera correcta y amena para el usuario con el aprovechamiento de la data. Lo que le permite aumentar su eficiencia, la mejora en metodologías y sus procesos, optimizando la gestión de los contenidos y su información, así como el apoyo en la toma de decisiones basadas en la analítica de su BigData.

Speakers

Thursday September 29, 2022 11:30 - 12:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

12:00 CDT

Paper: Conservación, digitalización y promoción del acervo discográfico del Consejo para la Cultura y las Artes de Nuevo León
La producción de obras discográficas no comerciales en Nuevo León, particularmente en su capital Monterrey, experimentó un periodo fructífero de creación y realización entre 1996 y 2018 en gran parte como consecuencia de la convocatoria Concurso de Producción Musical del Consejo para la Cultura y las Artes de Nuevo León. Gracias a esta convocatoria pública y el estímulo económico que otorgaba, se produjeron alrededor de sesenta obras discográficas de diversos intérpretes, grupos independientes y compositores con relevancia artística y cultural para la historia musical del Estado que comprenden una variedad de géneros musicales, épocas y estilos. Estas producciones, en su gran mayoría en formato de disco compacto, actualmente se encuentran en riesgo de perderse definitivamente a causa de la inminente obsolescencia de los equipos, así como medidas inadecuadas de conservación, preservación y difusión pues dichas obras no están inventariadas, catalogadas, digitalizadas y/o debidamente almacenadas lo que hace que este patrimonio musical sea prácticamente desconocido para la población de la ciudad y el Estado.

Speakers
OA

Oscar Arévalo Cavazos

Consejo para la Cultura y las Artes de Nuevo León


Thursday September 29, 2022 12:00 - 12:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

12:00 CDT

Paper: El Archivo Punk de Uruguay: Building a Community Archive through Collective Practices
El Archivo Punk de Uruguay is a project to locate, archive, digitize, preserve, and create access to collections that represent the cultural heritage of the underground music community in Uruguay from the 1970s to the 2000s. The project is collectively-run between archivists, cultural workers, and community members including musicians, artists, photographers, writers, historians, and more. The collective’s work is grounded in collaboration and takes a participatory approach between archivists and the community to digitize, describe, disseminate, and maintain personal archival materials. The project’s goals focus on the documentation, visibility, and the preservation of the lesser heard voices of Uruguay’s underground history. Archivists from the collective will present on the origins, practices, and goals of the project, and show highlights from audiovisual, photograph, and paper collections that have been digitized. Topics will include forming a punk collective, creating an independent archive outside the institution, participatory approaches to digitization and metadata sourcing, digital preservation and access planning, community workshops, and local sustainability and knowledge exchange. Overall, the presentation will show the project’s dedication to the memory of the Uruguayan underground, as told by members of the community themselves. And the importance of including the community in archival work through DIY preservation practices with the understanding that preserving punk archives for the future is done by supporting the punk community of the present.


Thursday September 29, 2022 12:00 - 12:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

12:30 CDT

Lunch
Thursday September 29, 2022 12:30 - 13:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

13:30 CDT

Paper: Archiving in a Non-Governmental Way: The Qiao Jianzhong Archives in China
Located in the Northern Shaanxi Folksong Museum in Yulin, Shaanxi Province of China, the Qiao Jianzhong Archives is a private cultural sector established in October 2021. The institute is considered the “first public, non-governmental archiving institution for field collections” in China, aiming to house, preserve, and create a digital repository for the collections of Prof. Qiao Jianzhong, a prominent scholar in Chinese folk and traditional music, and his contemporaries. Besides attention from academia, the institute attracts a variety of spectators because the work of Prof. Qiao is widely known to the public in the greater Chinese regions. Many scholars believe his collections to be the largest and most representative source of Chinese music collected in-field between the 1970s to 2010s. In this proposed presentation, I will first introduce Prof. Qiao Jianzhong’s life, career, and the significance of his sound collections, then elucidate the work required to digitize, describe, organize the project team for, and promote the collections. I will also introduce similar efforts made by private archives to perpetuate traditional and folk music in China, showcasing that the public has begun to put increasing interest in the diversified representation of historical collections.

Speakers
YL

Yuetong Liu

China Conservatory


Thursday September 29, 2022 13:30 - 14:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

13:30 CDT

Paper: Tipos de discos instantáneos utilizados por Carlos Vega para las grabaciones etnomusicológicas en Argentina y Latinoamérica
Carlos Vega es considerado pionero de la etnomusicología en Argentina y Latinoamérica. Junto a sus colaboradores y colaboradoras han recolectado miles de melodías a través de 20 provincias argentinas y 6 países de la región como Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay y Venezuela, donde generaron registros sonoros de la “música popular” (luego “folklórica”) y de diversas comunidades étnicas, en una gran variedad de soportes. Estos están en custodia del Instituto Nacional de Musicología, que lleva su nombre, específicamente en la sección Archivo Científico. Durante el proceso de su puesta en valor, realizada gracias al apoyo de Ibermemoria, en los 1702 discos instantáneos que contienen 6500 documentos sonoros grabados entre 1931 y 1954, se encontró: industria local (además de la europea y estadounidense); diversidad de materiales (discos de cera sobre base de cartón, discos de laca sobre metal o sobre cartón, discos flexibles de celuloide y otros plásticos), variedad de deterioros de los soportes, etc. Todo esto motivó una investigación más profunda de los formatos, materialidades, deterioros encontrados y un desafío para su conservación y digitalización. Si bien el objetivo de un documento sonoro es justamente comunicar su contenido (el hecho sonoro), conocer el soporte y las características de su fabricación y registro, también brinda información vital para contextualizarlo, lograr una comprensión más acabada del momento de su generación y tomar ajustadas decisiones de conservación. Asimismo, considero que el acceso a esta investigación puede ser de gran importancia para otras instituciones con colecciones semejantes de la región.
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Types of instantaneous discs used by Carlos Vega for ethnomusicological recordings in Argentina and Latin America
Carlos Vega is considered a pioneer of ethnomusicology in Argentina and Latin America. Together with his collaborators, he has collected thousands of melodies through 20 Argentine provinces and 6 countries of the region such as Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Venezuela, where they generated sound records of "popular music" (later "folkloric") and of diverse ethnic communities, in a great variety of supports. These are in the custody of the National Institute of Musicology, which bears his name, specifically in the Scientific Archive section.
During the process of their valorization, carried out thanks to the support of Ibermemoria, in the 1702 instantaneous discs containing 6500 sound documents recorded between 1931 and 1954, it was found: local industry (besides European and American); diversity of materials (wax discs on cardboard base, lacquer discs on metal or cardboard, flexible discs of celluloid and other plastics), variety of deterioration of the supports, etc. All this motivated a deeper investigation of the formats, materialities, deteriorations found and a challenge for their preservation and digitization.
Although the objective of a sound document is precisely to communicate its content (the sound fact), knowing the support and the characteristics of its manufacture and recording, it also provides vital information to contextualize it, to achieve a better understanding of the moment of its generation and to make appropriate conservation decisions. I also believe that access to this research can be of great importance for other institutions with similar collections in the region.

Speakers
AM

Ana Masiello

Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación


Thursday September 29, 2022 13:30 - 14:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

13:30 CDT

Workshop: Audio preservation and digitisation workshop: Magnetic tapes (W05, part 2)
This workshop has a limit of 10 in-person participants. Register for workshops when registering for the full conference at: https://shop.iasa-web.org/2022-conference-registration

The workshop will present common problems of restoring and digitising audio carriers, such as magnetic tapes. From gaining playability of deteriorates tapes, to equipment choice and correct replay, to issues of digital restoration, a number of examples will be outlined, and common problems will be covered in depth. Correct alignment of analogue tape machines will be presented as well, with a special focus on the replay path. The participants will have the chance to ask questions and discuss the various problems in daily audio preservation work.

Speakers
NW

Nadja Wallaszkovits

Stuttgart Stata Academy of fine Arts


Thursday September 29, 2022 13:30 - 15:00 CDT
Edificio de conservación: Bóveda de tránsito o área de catalogación

13:30 CDT

Workshop: Conservación y estabilización de soportes sonoros (W06)
This workshop has a limit of 25 in-person participants. Register for workshops when registering for the full conference at: https://shop.iasa-web.org/2022-conference-registration

En el campo de la conservación existen acciones que permite evitar o minimizar futuros deterioros o perdidas en los documentos. De esta manera para lograr la permanencia y acceso de los contenidos es necesario obtener una mejor digitalización, a través de la estabilización de los soportes sonoros con tratamientos de conservación, como: el horneado de cintas, humectación en cintas resecas, lavado de discos manual y en lavadora, es por ello que se ofrece un taller con los conocimientos básicos para mantener en estado óptimo un acervo sonoro, y a partir de demostraciones prácticas, enseñar cómo se conserva y cómo se restaura un documento sonoro.
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Preservation and stabilization of sound media
In the field of conservation there are actions that allow to avoid or minimize future deterioration or loss of documents. In this way to achieve the permanence and access of the contents it is necessary to obtain a better digitalization, through the stabilization of the sound supports with conservation treatments, such as: the baking of tapes, humidification in dry tapes, manual washing of discs and in washing machine, it is for that reason that a workshop is offered with the basic knowledge to maintain in optimal state a sound collection, and from practical demonstrations, to teach how a sound document is conserved and how it is restored.


Thursday September 29, 2022 13:30 - 15:00 CDT
Sala de usos múltiples

14:00 CDT

Paper: Hearing “Chinese Steppes”: New Possibilities in Accessing Sound Collections in Inner Mongolia
The access to sound collections of the “minority” people in China is a historical problem for outsiders. These collections include audible archives for music, linguistics, and folklore, containing immense research value. Due to various historical reasons, there are obstacles to establishing, accessing, and consent-granting of materials from these regions. In January 2022, with the effort of Inner Mongolia Normal University, “The Inner Mongolia Archive” is launched to list a total of 30,000 audio-visual tracks of folk and traditional music from the Mongolian-speaking regions. The items of this archive were recorded by the prominent professor of Mongolian music, Prof. Yang Yucheng, and his fieldwork team in 2005, and include genres such as long-song, khoomei, narrative song, epic song, and many others. The archive is a gem for students and scholars who already have an established interest in studying Mongolian cultures, and for the general interest of the public. My research questions include: 1) What does the official cultural policy find acceptable or taboo in releasing archival materials from this region? 2) How can metadata and descriptions help to promote the online archive, whilst also trying to reduce its sensitivity? 3) How does this new online resource represent indigenous and community ideas about archiving compared to other state-sponsored archival projects? In this presentation, I will first introduce the archive’s scope, motivation, and implementation. I will then address the relevance of cultural policies, public interest, and academic support around them. I argue that the archive managers must explore an adjacent discourse into which official cultural policymakers, the general public, and scholars can merge their interests to sustain this non-governmental, eagerly anticipated archive.

Speakers
XW

Xiaoshi Wei

SOAS, University of London


Thursday September 29, 2022 14:00 - 14:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

14:00 CDT

Safeguarding culture for the future when it's no longer only tangible heritage that is at stake: presenting the Sustaining Digital Heritage (SDH) programme
In light of the ever-expanding digital world, ICCROM, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, has created  a new programme, Sustaining Digital Heritage (SDH). Its main goal is to help professionals and institutions overcome the interrelated challenges of long-term digital preservation and providing user-driven open access. SDH will work to develop knowledge, tools and strategies grounded in the real-life experiences of working with digital heritage. 
A central part of the programme is the sustainability model developed from the human-centered research of the Digital Imperative Project. It offers a new approach to working with heritage in the digital domain in order to ensure long-term accessibility, where end-users and source communities can be equal stakeholders in preservation choices.
SDH aims to enhance capacities for the long-term preservation of heritage in the digital domain, as well as to promote its equitable use as a source of creativity, knowledge and well-being for present and future generations. Built in collaboration with AVP and the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision, the programme will bridge digital divides by giving professionals and institutions the knowledge and strategies to enhance their digital programmes.
The programme will combine online, cohort-based learning with in-person workshops. Network-enhancing activities will include collaborative field projects, as well as the co creation of tools and learning materials.

Speakers
AT

Aparna Tandon

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
HA

Hilke Arijs

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property


Thursday September 29, 2022 14:00 - 14:30 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

14:30 CDT

Paper: Central Australian Aboriginal Collection Digitisation Project
The NFSA has developed an unique Indigenous Traditional Owner-led model to digitally preserve the film and audio from the Strehlow Collection, one of the most important ethnographic collections relating to Indigenous ceremonial life found anywhere in the world.  Most of this material relates to 'men's-only' sacred and secret ceremonies so core to this project was the development of a set of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property protocols to ensure the strict handling and safety of the material. The Strehlow Collection is based around the field work of Professor TGH Strehlow, who spent more than four decades recording the ceremonial customs and traditions of Central Australian Aboriginal Communities from 1932 through to the mid-1970. The collection consists of over 400 reels of 16mm film and audio recordings including over 1000 reels of magnetic tape and wire recordings representing over 800 ceremonial acts and 150 hours of audio recordings of stories and songs. The digital preservation of this collection is vital for the continued cultural maintenance of Central Australian Aboriginal communities and the revitalisation of cultural practices and traditional language. A key component of this project was to build a digital archive and studio in Alice Springs at the Strehlow Research Centre to provide its Indigenous Traditional Owners with unprecedented access to these unique recordings of their cultural heritage on country and ensure it is preserved for future generations.

Speakers
VR

Victoria Ramshaw

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Thursday September 29, 2022 14:30 - 15:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

14:30 CDT

Paper: MediaScape XR: Experiencing Cultural Collections in Social Virtual Reality
The cultural sector has dedicated resources to digitalise their collections. Such an impressive effort has enabled digital preservation and allowed for remote access of the collections. Still, the ongoing effort has focused on the creation of digital surrogates, and not so much on the provision of novel manners to enjoy the artifacts or interact with them in meaningful and socially engaging ways. This talk will describe the ongoing efforts between the Sound and Vision museum and CWI, MediaScape XR, to develop innovative interaction technologies, based on XR, for providing enriched (remote) access to cultural collections, in a social VR setting. This talk will explore a current and relevant topic, when cultural institutions are under pressure to make collections available online, by going a step beyond and enabling highly immersive and interactive experiences. The talk will provide the audience with insights and lessons learned on how cultural institutions can take the next step after the digitisation process of their collection is completed. In particular, the talk will describe the process followed by CWI and Sound and Vision in order to develop and deploy novel types of museum experiences using social virtual reality. The process from requirement gatherings with experts, to design and development, to deployment and evaluation will be described, providing recent results (with professionals and users) on the benefits and drawbacks of social VR in the cultural heritage domain.

Speakers
avatar for Johan Oomen

Johan Oomen

Research Director, Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision
Johan Oomen is Head of Research and Heritage Services at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and a researcher at the User-Centric Data Science group of the VU University Amsterdam. Throughout his practice, Oomen works on initiatives that focus on providing access to digital... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2022 14:30 - 15:00 CDT
Auditorium Murray Schafer

15:00 CDT

Refreshments
Thursday September 29, 2022 15:00 - 15:30 CDT
TBA

15:30 CDT

Closing Keynote: The challenges and joys of creating digital Zapotec language resources
Zapotecs have been writing their (hi)story for thousands of years. We can find the first  written manifestation of what could have been the beginnings of the Zapotec culture in  the cave paintings of Guilá Naquitz, a prehistoric place in the Zapotec Valley of Oaxaca  that has the evidence of the domestication of corn, beans, chile and squash. We can  also appreciate steles carved on the stones of Monte Alban, an important Zapotec city  founded in 500 B.C, and Mitla, the Zapotec city of death or rest. There also exist ancient  codexes that were used to register events related to the development of political, social  and religious life. With the arrival of the Spanish colonizers, another way to register  events was introduced –we can find and learn about another period of Zapotec history  from colonial documents including testaments, bills, catholic doctrines, and others, all  written in Zapotec.  
Despite this early documentary history, between the Mexican Revolution and the  present time, we have this big blank space with scarce documents in Zapotec. A  discontinuation in writing practice yielded a situation in which we still do not have a  standardized orthography, a pattern we see repeated in many indigenous communities  around the world. Along with this, we face the challenge of encountering people, old and  young, who remain illiterate in the language.  
In the blink of an eye we find ourselves in a time where the digital world and the internet  have become an easily-accessible tool, free and full of information on many topics.  These tools have also become an important part of our daily lives as a way to interact  with the world, that is to say with other cultures and of course other languages. In  response, every language in the world evolves and continues to adapt to these new  circumstances; this linguistic change happens organically, without anyone without  asking or giving permission. The same is true in how new technologies enter our lives, 
work, education etc. - available technologies are constantly shifting and changing. As  technology changes and our languages continue to evolve, we too must adapt to and  embrace the changing world of communication. In my work, I focus on taking advantage  of these technologies and seeking ways to create accessible content in Zapotec with  the aim of enjoying and understanding our present. I’d like to share a couple specific  examples of this work with you today.  
One of the projects I started is the Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec Talking Dictionary  ( T d V Z T D ) ( h t t p : / / t a l k i n g d i c t i o n a r y. s w a r t h m o r e . e d u / t e o t i t l a n / ? fields=all&semantic_ids=&q=*)  
The TdVZTD is a living resource where we are able to document the language with  sound, in its written form, and with translations both in Spanish and English. This project  has been possible with the support of Haverford College through collaboration with Dr.  Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, her students and a community of more than 30 native  Zapotec speakers from Teotitlán Del Valle who have shared their knowledge and  reflections on the language. Community members can look up the context and meaning  of words or phrases in a click, and at the same time the dictionary is a great resource  for anyone interested in learning the Zapotec language and culture no matter where in  the world we are.  
Additionally, as a child I never saw nor had any books written in Zapotec. To Contribute  to changing this situation – of not having written stories in (modern) Zapotec– I started  “Na ga, xi kaniu” (What story will you tell me now), a collection of digital books for  children in Zapotec that are free and are available online (https://storyweaver.org.in/search?query=janet%20chavez%20santiago)  
These projects are examples of how I have found digital media to be a transformative  resource that allows me to contribute to the dissemination of my traditions, strengthen  the use of Zapotec language and, overall, create positive impacts like linking speakers  and the digital space in their own language. The dictionary is a great example, it is an  open source that actively includes native speakers and gives them credit for their contributions. As a Digital Language author and educator I have had the opportunity to  be in continuous collaboration with both the community of speakers and academics, and  to learn together with both communities. I hope that these projects can help encourage  younger generations to enjoy the richness of the Zapotec language, culture, and  heritage. 

Speakers
avatar for Janet Chávez Santiago

Janet Chávez Santiago

Janet Chavez Santiago is an author, educator and native Zapotec speaker from Teotitlán del Valle Oaxaca, Mexico. Through her original children’s books written in Zapotec and her contributions to the ZapotecTalking Dictionary project, Janet advocates for the representation, utility... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2022 15:30 - 16:30 CDT
Jardín sonoro

16:30 CDT

Closing
Speakers

Thursday September 29, 2022 16:30 - 17:00 CDT
Jardín sonoro

19:00 CDT

Conference Dinner
Thursday September 29, 2022 19:00 - 22:00 CDT
TBA
 
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