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Unlocking Audio: Sharing Experience of Mass Digitisation

The British Library Centre for Conservation, London, 26-27 October 2007


Preliminary announcement

Unlocking Audio is an international conference exploring the planning and
strategies required for the successful execution of large-scale audio
digitisation projects, and the technical and practical issues involved.
Aimed at actual practitioners, sharing best practice and looking at
emerging standards, the event will to be held at the British Library in
London on Friday 26th and the morning of Saturday 27th October 2007.

Invited speakers include:
Kevin Bradley (National Library of Australia)
Jonathan Leong (BBC Archives)
Pekka Gronow (Finnish Radio archives)
David Seubert (University of California, Santa Barbara)

The event will be held at the new purpose-built facility, The Centre for
Conservation, located at the main British Library site in London.  The
Centre contains the technical department of the British Library Sound
Archive and includes 10 new soundproof transfer studios, a recording
studio, a small workshop and laboratory.

Places are strictly limited to 60 delegates.  The programme will include
invited presentations, a roundtable discussion, a social dinner and tours
around the new audio-technical facilities. Space will be available for
displaying posters and small exhibits. Participants will be free to join
optional excursions to other sound archives and studios on Saturday
afternoon after the close of the conference.

A detailed programme and application information will be issued soon.

"Unlocking Audio"
The British Library Sound Archive,
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom
Fax: + 44 (0)207 412 7441
Email: sound-archive@bl.uk

27th October is the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
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