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Monday, September 18 • 15:00 - 15:30
Research and sound archives: treasures emerged from the CNRS collections thanks to Europeana Sounds

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The archives recorded in the field and widely the sounds of scientific research are quite rare online. They raise multiple issues: ethical and legal issues, contextualization, links between archives and datas, various formats… Even their legitimacy is not always clear to everyone. Through the Europena Sounds project, four research teams from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) have worked together around sound archives to build a new network of resources and skills for a better workflow : the Research Center for Ethnomusicology (CREM) ; the “Phonothèque” of the Mediterranean Social Science Center (MMSH) ; the Phonobase of the Historical Researches Laboratory of Rhône-Alpes Region (LARHRA) ; the Center for Researches on Sound Spaces and Urban Environments (CRESSON).

This heritage represents 38 000 recordings, from 1900 until today, aggregated with the European Data Model for Sound on Europeana. An important work has been undertaken collectively on common metadata and access rights, which led to interesting discussions on ethical issues too. The CNRS teams focused on providing a free access to their collections. They choose to prioritize on tapes recorded before 1963, on cylinders and 78 rpm and to commit themselves into a better clarification of the rights agreements of the witnesses recorded. A lot of positive answers helped them to add value to these collections.

This digital humanities network built in Europe, led to encouraging results. This paper introduces the strategy set up thanks to this new sharing space for the dissemination of sound archives and the exciting prospects that are currently emerging.

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Bruce Gordon

Audio Engineer/Media Preservation Services, Harvard University

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Françoise Acquier

Librarian, Cresson Laboratory - Grenoble School of Architecture
As a documentary resource manager at the Cresson, I work to enhance the members' productions within the online library catalog, Hal archive and different blogs. I work with my CNRS colleagues to describe and put online team's sound archives.
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Henri Chamoux

Engineer, historian, PhD, LARHRA-CNRS
* www.archeophone.org: the archeophone phonograph plays all types of cylinders. Refuse the imitations : ) * www.phonobase.org : 10.000 old waxes, shellac and celluloid to be heard online !
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Véronique Ginouvès

Sound archivist, MMSH
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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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Joséphine Simonnot

Responsable audiovisuel, CNRS, CREM-LESC
Joséphine Simonnot is research engineer and project manager of the web platform « Telemeta », aimed at improving access to ethnomusicology sound archives. Her research are turning towards advanced and innovative tools for semi-automatic indexing of audio data (DIADEMS project... Read More →

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Aude Julien-Da Cruz Lima

audio archives manager, CNRS Research Center for Ethnomusicology
Aude Julien Da Cruz Lima, audio archives manager in ethnomusicology, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) CNRS engineer since 2009, Aude Julien Da Cruz Lima is in charge of the management and dissemination of the archives of the Research Center for Ethnomusicology... Read More →

Monday September 18, 2017 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 1 (Auditorium, off the Lower Foyer) Lansstraße 8, Berlin, Germany