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Sunday, September 17 • 11:30 - 13:30
Discography Committee (open meeting)

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Paper - How to deal with a collection of rare commercial phonographic catalogues?
 The CREM-CNRS located at the University of Nanterre manages the sound archive of the former Paris Musée de l'Homme. This collection focused on ethnomusicology includes several thousands of 78 rpm records and LPs, as well as photographies and paper documents such as commercial catalogues of record labels from the late 1920's to the 1960's. This collection of several hundreds of catalogues is focused on non-western music released by the major Western record companies (HMV, Columbia, Odéon, Pathé, Polydor...) as well as some local and less-known labels. Indexing, digitizing and sharing such a collection raise several methodological, technical and legal issues we would like to discuss.

Paper 2 - Mass Digitization of 78rpm Records with the Internet Archive
The Internet Archive has started to digitize its 78rpm collection by working with George Blood. Over 10,000 sides are done and preserved on archive.org. As we complete another 10,000 we’re planning for 400,000 sides. Now the fun begins!
The goal is to help move forward digitization and signal processing technologies as well as to help the public explore now obscure music and musical styles. Please bring ideas.
Are there other individuals and institutions that want to digitize their 78rpm collections - by using the same high quality workflow and pricing - resulting in the Internet Archive hosting the results?
If others will donate their 78's, the Internet Archive will pay to digitize them (if within scope and not duplicative), return copies of the digital files, and preserve the digital files and physical discs. Our goal is to assemble the best 400,000 sides that we can. Do you know of people that might be interested?
We are looking to improve the metadata and discovery. Can we link to and from discographies, to and from Wikipedia, and other resources? Much more needs to be done on this. Help us make this an audio component to the rich research resources for 78rpms.
This talk will start with status and reserve time for discussion on how others might want to participate. 78's rule!

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Filip Šír

Sound Documents Manager, National Museum, Prague
Filip Šír, DiS. is the coordinator for digitization of audio documents in the Digitization and New Media Department of the National Museum. Since 2012, he has been focusing on a comprehensive solution for the issue of audio documents, from the principles of sound document care to... Read More →

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George Blood

Owner, George Blood LP
George Blood graduated from the University of Chicago (1983) with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory. • The only student of pianist Marc-André Hamelin. • Recorded over 4,000 live events since 1982 • Recording Engineer for The Philadelphia Orchestra for 21 years • Recorded... Read More →
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Thomas Henry

Ceints de bakélite
78 rpm record collector and researcher from France, creator of the Ceints de bakélite blog. Vice-chair of IASA Discography Committee, Ambassador of IASA for France.
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Brewster Kahle

Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries... Read More →

Sunday September 17, 2017 11:30 - 13:30 CEST
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 1 (Auditorium, off the Lower Foyer) Lansstraße 8, Berlin, Germany