World Day for Audio Visual Heritage 2015
Archives at Risk - Protecting the World's Identities

27 October: World Day for Audio Visual Heritage
News About WDAVH2014
News Updates:
AVPreserve, NEDCC present study findings on US sound recordings
ARSC opens new Media & Publications online search tool
Association for Recorded Sound Collections honors 1878 book
New Zealand blogs on WDAVH
Mincultura joins celebration of WDAVH
British tweets #saveoursounds for WDAVH
CRDI of Girona City Council shares WDAVH-inspired declaration
NYU AMIA Student Chapter holds special screenings for WDAVH
University Television UASLP promotes conservation and preservation of audiovisual heritage
Promoting Public Awareness of the Philippine Documentary Heritage
AFA10 Presents: Sultan Mahmood Mangkat di-Julang - Asian Premiere
CCAAA re-launches Archives@Risk website
ABS-CBN launches restoration campaign plug
FOCAL launches "Archive Based Programme Pitching Competition"


Posters:

View animated logo

Coordinator:

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.

In 2014, AVPreserve and NEDCC, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, undertook an in-depth, multi-faceted assessment to quantify the existing audio items held in institutional collections throughout the United States. This was performed in response to The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan and its call for the appraisal of collections, as well as to establish a foundation for articulating the current preservation need of sound recordings in collections nationwide. Our goal was to acquire enough trustworthy data to be able to answer questions such as "How many sound recordings exist in broadcast organizations across the US?" or "How many sound recordings exist in archives throughout the US?" Moreover, we wanted to answer more complex questions such as "How many of such items are preservation-worthy?" or "How many have already been digitized?" Prioritization for digitization is as critical as both funding and timeliness. The foundation for action on all three of these fronts is trustworthy quantitative data.

Our study culminated in a report, Quantifying the Need: A Survey of Existing Sound Recordings in Collections in the United States. It is available as a PDF at the following URL:

http://www.avpreserve.com/papers-and-presentations/quantifying-the-need-a-survey-of-existing-sound-recordings-in-collections-in-the-united-states/

We feel that the results are of great value and will be particularly useful for organizations in their discussions with internal and external funders as they plan programs for digitization over the next 5-10 years. We welcome feedback on the study and hope it encourages further conversation on the topic of audio and audiovisual preservation.

By:
Bertram Lyons, CA
AVPreserve
400 Interlake Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53716

office: 202-430-4457

http://www.avpreserve.com
Facebook.com/AVPreserve
twitter.com/AVPreserve

Here's the report: View in a new window

Special Site for World Day for Audio Visual Heritage (27 OCTOBER 2015) | Email: Coordinator | Webmaster