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TAPE workshop on management of audiovisual collections
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
19-25 April 2006
The deadline for registration for this workshop is 10 February 2006.
For online registration and full information go to:
The workshop is aimed at all those responsible for audiovisual collections in archives, museums, libraries. For this introductory course, no specific technical expertise is required.
In this 5-day workshop, the characteristics of film, video and sound recordings and the different recording systems and devices will be reviewed. Specific requirements for their handling and preservation will be related to the nature and function of different kinds of audiovisual materials. The workshop will explore the different transfer and conversion methods, technical requirements in relation to quality, and long-term management of digital files. Issues will be approached as management problems, and due attention will be given to aspects like needs assessment, setting priorities, planning, budgeting and outsourcing, and project management. Participants will acquire knowledge of technical issues that will enable them to make informed decisions about the role of digitisation in care and management of audiovisual collections. The speakers will present outlines of issues and practical cases, and a substantial part of the workshops will be spent on discussions and group assignments to develop participants' skills in finding their own solutions.
The workshop will be in English. Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of English in order to participate in discussions.
European Commission on Preservation and Access, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The workshops are supported by the Culture 2000-programme of the EU as part of the TAPE project
600 euros, this includes coffees, teas, lunches and a course pack with reading materials. Participants from institutes who are TAPE partners or ECPA contributors will pay 500 euros.
For more information contact the ECPA:
European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
P.O. Box 19121, NL-1000 GC Amsterdam,
visiting address: c/o KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29,
NL-1011 JV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
tel. ++31 - 20 - 551 08 39 fax ++31 - 20 - 620 49 41