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Wednesday, October 28 • 08:30 - 09:30
Discussion Panel: Digitally Preserving and Making Accessible Audio-visual Collections related to the Second World War

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What are current and ongoing projects to digitise historical radio and film materials related to the Second World War? What is the potential for archives to enrich description and improve access to these audio-visual materials? And what are some of the challenges – such as scale, language barriers, or historical sensitivities – when incorporating archival collections in public education or other forms of online presentation?

Bringing together members of the IASA and FIAT-IFTA communities, this roundtable will showcase various efforts at digitally preserving WWII-era audio-visual recordings on fragile carriers, and strategies for making historical collections more visible and accessible (e.g. multimedia storytelling, social media engagement, UNESCO Memory of the World listing).

Drawing from recent projects in the U.K., New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan and the Netherlands, the participants will share insights on the specific recorded sound collections that their respective institutions have acquired and worked on preserving, and discuss possibilities for further exchange and future cooperation in the European context and beyond.

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Sarah Johnston

Senior Client Access Liaison, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
Sarah Johnston is Senior Client Access Liaison (Takawaenga ā-Iwi Matua), at Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, New Zealand. A former radio journalist and editor she worked with Radio New Zealand and Deutsche Welle before joining the Radio New Zealand Sound Archives, which are now cared for... Read More →
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Rebecca Rochat

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Rudolf Mueller

Domain Responsible Radio and Sound, Memoriav
Rudolf Müller is a historian and works for Memoriav, the Association for the preservation of the audiovisual heritage of Switzerland, since 2001. He is responsible for the projects in the fields of sound and radio. Prior to this, he worked in the Swiss Radio SRF, where he was involved... Read More →

Natsuko Hayama

Producer, NHK Enterprises, inc.
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Eve-Marie Oesterlen

Lead Metadata Manager (UOSH), British Library
Eve-Marie Oesterlen is Lead Metadata Manager for the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Project (UOSH) at The British Library.

Samuel Baumgartner

Audio Project Cataloguer, British Library
Samuel Baumgartner is an audio project cataloguer at the British Library for the Unlocking our Sound Heritage (UoSH) project. His cataloguing work for UoSH focuses on world and traditional music, and German language collections.
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Ruurd Blom

Media Manager Collection Access, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Ruurd Blom works as a Media Manager on collection access at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, where he works since 2003. Ruurd is responsible for the workflows related to marking material as public domain and he has extensive knowledge of the collections of Sound and... Read More →
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Carolyn Birdsall

Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, and Vice-Chair of IASA's Broadcast Archives Section (BAS). I'm interested in the early history of radio archiving in Europe and beyond, for which I'm currently leading a funded research project "Tracking Radio Archival... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
c. Session 2