World Service Radio Archive

The BBC has put a significant amount of their World Service Radio broadcasts on a website. This website is partly a project, partly a case study and partly a working online digital repository with public access. From their descriptions: “this prototype website includes over 50,000 English-language radio programmes from the BBC World Service radio archive spanning the past 45 years, …

Safeguarding the Audio Heritage: Ethics, Principles and Preservation Strategy

  IASA TC-03 identifies problem areas and makes recommendations for the use of audiovisual archives in a modern technical environment. These recommendations should be seen as a balance between the ideal and reality. This paper sets out the general ethical and technical principles that underlie audio preservation. The document contains recommendations for digitization and file formats, but does not address …