News Updates on WDAVH 2015
AVPreserve, NEDCC present study findings on US sound recordings
In honor of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, AVPreserve and the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) are proud to present their report, Quantifying the Need: A Survey of Existing Sound Recordings in Collections in the United States.
ARSC opens new Media & Publications online search tool
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) has opened a new online search tool for media and publications. Dubbed AMP! (for ARSC Media & Publications), the tools is a searchable database of over 2000 articles, reviews, and columns published in the ARSC Journal since 1967, and over 500 audio recordings of ARSC Conference presentations since 1994. Many accompanying slide presentations are also available.
Association for Recorded Sound Collections honors 1878 book
On WDAVH 2015, the First Sounds Initiative and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) celebrate the success of their joint nomination of "Humanity's First Recordings of its Own Voice: The Phonautograms of Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville (c.1853-1860)" for inscription in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register by releasing an electronic facsimile edition of Scott's book, Le Probleme de la parole s'crivant elle-meme.
New Zealand blogs on WDAVH
By Sholto Duncan: The National Library plays an important role in preserving New Zealand's digital AV heritage. But how do we get this content in the first place? In this, our 3rd annual blog in support of UNESCO World Day for Audio-visual Heritage today, October 27th, I look at the practical side of acquiring these resources.
Mincultura joins celebration of WDAVH
On the occasion of this commemoration established by UNESCO since 2005, the Department of Cinematography of the Ministry of Culture, through the Information System of the Colombian Audiovisual Heritage, SIPAC, holds a special tribute to cinematographer Enrique Forero (RIP) and a discussion about preservation.
British tweets #saveoursounds for WDAVH
The British Library Sound Archive is celebrating this year's WDAVH theme with tweets about preserved 'star items' at #saveoursounds, according to Paul Carr, metadata support officer. The ongoing tweets are part of the Save our Sounds programme to preserve parts of the collection which are under threat from both physical degradation and the playback technology which will in time become obsolete, he said.
CRDI of Girona City Council shares WDAVH-inspired declaration
Many of the videotapes from the local TV stations are already in an advanced state of degradation and can only be preserved by replacing original carriers with digital copies. The preservation of these documents requires, therefore, the effort and involvement of different sectors, especially public administrations, which play a key role.
NYU AMIA Student Chapter holds special screenings for WDAVH
New York University's AMIA Student Chapter is set to hold special screenings at the New York Public Library (NYPL) for the Performing Arts in celebration of UNESCO's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. The screening will take place on November 7th, at 3pm.
Promoting Public Awareness of the Philippine Documentary Heritage
By: Nick Deocampo*
The advocacy to raise public consciousness regarding the world's threatened documentary heritage is at the heart of UNESCO's Memory of the World (MOW) Program. Thousands of the world's books, films, sound and music recordings, artefacts, and other recorded documents vanish as they face physical deterioration and destruction from wars, floods, technological obsolescence and sheer human neglect.
University Television UASLP promotes conservation and preservation of audiovisual heritage
Under the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (27 October) declared by UNESCO since 2005, with the theme "Archives at Risk: Protecting the World's Identities," the United Nations for Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization calls on society to raise awareness of the need to take urgent measures and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents.
Reconnecting with Lost Identities through Conservation, Digitisation and Preservation
October 27, 2015 is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage; and this year's theme is Archives at Risk: Protecting the World's Identities. This theme is particularly timely, given that the next decade will witness either the salvation or the death of much of the world's audiovisual physical archives. And right now is crunch time.
CCAAA re-launches Archives@Risk website
To celebrate UNESCO World Audio-visual Archive Heritage day the CCAAA is re-launching the Archives@Risk website, http://www.archivesatrisk.com.
"The CCAAA strongly advocates for audiovisual archives as valuable international as well as national cultural resources reflecting all aspects of human life and activity which should be afforded safeguarding on a par with other recognised world cultural heritage," said the CCAAA in a statement entitled "A New Declaration: Safeguarding & Celebrating World Audiovisual Archives".
ABS-CBN launches restoration campaign plug
Leo P. Katigbak, head of Special Projects under the Office of the President of ABS-CBN, has announced the recent launching of a restoration campaign plug appearing on multi-platforms plus teaser of new movie entitled "Hindi Nahahati ang Langit" (English translation still under deliberation).