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Thursday, October 29 • 15:00 - 16:00
Magnetic Tape Alert Project - Recommendations and Next Steps

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The Information for All Programme (IFAP) of UNESCO in cooperation with IASA conducted the Magnetic Tape Alert Project (MTAP) to alert stakeholders of the imminent threat of losing access to their audiovisual documents. This project conducted a survey of existing audiovisual documents on magnetic tape that are not yet digitally preserved, focusing on unique recordings and those recordings that are still in their original state, kept in small academic or cultural institutions or in private hands. The information obtained through this survey serves as a basis for the planning of adequate solutions for the safeguarding of these irreplaceable original documents in the long-term. This information is kept on the IASA website along with a final report.

This session will provide recommendations from the MTAP Report and a discussion of next steps.

15.00-15.05 Overview of underlying situation and need for MTAP
15.05-15.20 MTAP Report and results
15.20-15.30 UNESCO Goals for MTAP
15.30-16.00 Open Discussion – Next steps/maintaining inertia

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Janet Topp Fargion

Lead Curator, World and Traditional Music, British Library
Janet Topp Fargion is an ethnomusicologist with research interests in South Africa and the Swahili Coast. She graduated with a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 1992. She joined the British Library in 1994 as Lead Curator of World and Traditional Music where she... Read More →
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Dietrich Schüller

consultant, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dietrich Schüller, retired director of and now consultant to the Vienna Phonogrammarchiv, has been with IASA since 1972. Starting out as cultural anthropologist – his PhD is in African History – he became increasingly involved in technical matters related to audiovisual archiving... Read More →
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Brecht Declercq

Digitisation and Acquisition Manager, meemoo
Brecht Declercq, MA, MSc is the President of FIAT/IFTA, the world association of media archives, and the Digitisation and Acquisition Manager at meemoo – The Flemish Institute for Archiving. He is responsible for the preservation of the Flemish audiovisual heritage, including one... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
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