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Monday, October 1 • 16:30 - 17:00
Discographers ... or discographies? That is the question.

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Our paper will present a brief history of discography, touching on important historical developments and contributors in the field. We will discuss issues that have arisen for discographers due to the shift away from print-based discographies, and we will then look at a variety of recent approaches to bringing discographic data into the digital age. How can we balance the need for recognizing many years of work in the field with the importance of sharing data and making it widely accessible to others for research, additions and corrections? Other questions we will address include: are we done collecting information about records? Are we close to connecting and publishing all this data? Why is it so important to contribute in this field? We in the IASA Discography Committee are very committed to exploring these issues, but who are the other stakeholders?

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Peter Laurence

Librarian for Recorded Sound & Media, Harvard University
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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 →

Monday October 1, 2018 16:30 - 17:00 GMT
Room 1: Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu Seminar Room Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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