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Introduction to Audio Visual Archiving

Course Description:

The introduction to Audiovisual Archiving was produced at the request of IASA (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archivists). It aims to provide a sound knowledge base for those looking after broadcast and other audio visual archives. The course looks at both legacy carriers and modern audiovisual archiving systems along with the concepts of metadata collection and cataloging templates.

Duration: 5 Days


At the end of the course, you will:

  • Know the history of audio visual technology from the earliest sound recordings to the most modern UHD video files.
  • Understand how to store, handle and care for legacy carriers.
  • Appreciate the importance of restoration and transfer of old carriers which are coming to the end of their life.
  • Understand the importance of a well designed metadata template for cataloging media.
  • Be able to assess different media file types for their suitability in an archiving environment.
  • Realise the importance of media asset management in the digital world of modern archiving.

Prior Knowledge:

This an entry level course and therefore it is suitable for new entrants to the world of audio visual archiving.

Course Outline:

  • Working with audio, video and digital systems. A guide to technical principles and jargon.
  • Legacy audio carriers.
  • Videotape
  • Film
  • Metadata, cataloging and templates.
  • Copyright, IPR and digital rights management.
  • Files types and compression in the archive.
  • Media Asset Management systems and modern file based archives. 

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